Kayla Green Named River Hawks' New Asst. Lacrosse Coach

LOWELL, Mass. UMass Lowell lacrosse head coach Carissa Medeiros has announced the appointment of Kayla Green as the team's new assistant coach. Green comes to the River Hawks from Southern New Hampshire University, where she was an assistant for the 2013-14 season.

"We are very excited about having Kayla join our staff, as her philosophies and coaching strengths are a great fit," said Medeiros. "Her maturity and passion for coaching young women really stood out in her interview. Her background as a highly successful attacker at a premier Division institution was also a strong selling point, as she will undoubtedly take the reins of the offense, while the midfield, defense and goalies will be covered by the rest of the staff. We look forward to having her here to help guide our first-year program."

At Southern New Hampshire this past season, Green assisted with recruiting, game planning, play calling, sport psychology and team building exercises. She was also the head coach of the Tomahawks Lacrosse Elite Club 2019 girls' team during 2013-14. In that role, she coached winter clinics, summer practices and tournaments, in addition to organizing the Tomahawks summer camp and offering individual sessions.

"I'm so excited to be a part of this brand new lacrosse program," said Green. "I'm looking forward to the future challenges, and the opportunity to watch our team grow and develop into a strong Division I program. It is truly an honor to develop my own coaching skills under such an influential head coach. It will be great to finally be able to work with the girls, and plant the roots of a new UMass Lowell competitive sports team."

A four-year starter on the women's lacrosse squad at Stonehill College, Green earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America and Capital One Academic All-America accolades in 2013. She was a two-time IWLCA All-North Region selection, in addition to receiving a pair of Northeast-10 (NE-10) All-Conference nods. Green, who was named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll all four years, helped lead the Skyhawks to two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. The 2013 team captain and MVP was chosen to participate in the IWLCA Senior North/South All-Star Game following her final season at Stonehill, as well.

Green, a native of Londonderry, N.H., received her bachelor's degree in communication with a minor in psychology from Stonehill in 2013. She is currently working towards her master's degree in sport management and athletic administration at SNHU.

2014-08-01



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