Mercyhurst Hires Two New Assistant Lacrosse Coaches

ERIE, Pa.- Mercyhurst has announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches. Alyssa Littin and Amanda Martin have both accepted graduate assistant coaching positions under head coach Cecil Pilson.

Littin, a 2012 graduate of Marist College, was a goalkeeper for the Red Foxes. The Coronado, California, native started 13 games as a sophomore in 2010. She went 7-7 making 82 saves, and recorded a 12.46 goals against average. Littin helped lead the Red Foxes to the MAAC Championship in 2010, earning a bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in the school's history.

Littin has also coached for XTEAM girls lacrosse club since 2008. She has been coaching and mentoring girls from mainly non-traditional lacrosse areas all over the country. While at Mercyhurst, she plans on pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. She is the daughter Lt. Bryan and Joaney Littin of Annapolis, Md.

Martin played at Queens University of Charlotte from 2007-2011, spending her junior and senior seasons as a team captain. The Geneva, New York, native played attack and midfield for the Royals. As a senior, she scored 51 goals to lead the team. She was a CollegeLacrosse.com NCAA Division II Women's All-American Third Team choice, along with earning All-Conference Carolinas First Team. Before transferring to Queens, she spent one season at Saint Bonaventure University.

Martin has coached various lacrosse camps and clinics, along with coaching for the YMCA Youth Lacrosse Program in Geneva, N.Y. She also volunteered as a coach and lacrosse official for the Boys and Girls Clubs.

While at Mercyhurst, she plans on pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. She is the daughter of Thomas and Kristine Martin of Geneva, N.Y.

The Lakers won 13 games last season, including a 10-9 win at Lock Haven in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament. The victory put Mercyhurst in its first-ever PSAC Championship.

2012-08-20



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