Elon Names Brittany Dipper as Assistant Lacrosse Coach

ELON, N.C. Elon head lacrosse coach Josh Hexter has announced the hiring of Brittany Dipper as the new assistant coach for the program. Dipper arrives at Elon after two years in the same role at Stetson, including time as the interim head coach the last month of the 2014 season.

"I am so honored to be joining the Elon University women's lacrosse program and so thankful for the opportunity the athletic department and Coach Hexter have given me," said Dipper. "I have seen what a great foundation Coach Hexter has laid for this program coming off a very successful first season. I am excited to help continue that hardworking success and tradition as we move into the CAA. I cannot wait to meet the team and begin this journey with them."

While at Stetson, Dipper saw the Hatters make back-to-back appearances in the Atlantic Sun Championship Semifinals. She also worked closely with goalkeeper Caili Guilday during the 2014 season, in which she made 210 saves, leading all Division I keepers with an 11.67 saves per game average. Dipper assumed the role of interim head coach of the Hatters after the head coach left the program in April of 2014.

Prior to her coaching career, Dipper experienced a highly successful playing career at the University of Maryland. As the team's goalie, she led the Terrapins to four consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference titles. In addition, she made eight saves in goal in Maryland's 2010 national championship game victory over Northwestern.

Dipper's playing career at Maryland, where she earned a bachelor's degree in family science in 2012, includes a pair of first team All-America seasons and a national Goalie of the Year award. She was named to the All-ACC Tournament team all four years of her career while posting a career record in goal of 75-8.

"We are excited to have Brittany join the lacrosse family here at Elon," said Hexter. "She brings with her the unique experience of having been a Division I head coach at the age of 24, as well as winning national championships as a player. I am looking forward to having Brittany play a significant role in taking Elon lacrosse to new heights this year. We also have one of the top goalies in the country in sophomore, Rachel Ramirez, and I'm excited to see how great she can be under Brittany's guidance. It should be a very exciting and fun year for Elon lacrosse."

A native of Clarksboro, N.J., Dipper not only excelled in lacrosse. She was also a member of Maryland's 2008 national champion field hockey team.

2014-06-27



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