Sept. 1, 2004
PROVIDENCE, RI - Katie Woods and Meghan Miller have been named Brown Women's Lacrosse First and Second Assistant Coaches, respectively, rounding out first-year head coach Keely McDonald's staff. The first assistant at Ivy rival Cornell last year, Woods has also served as an Assistant Coach at Davidson College (2002-2003) and as a Graduate Assistant for Women's Lacrosse and Soccer at Ithaca College (2001-2002). While with the Big Red, Woods assisted will all coaching aspects, including practice planning, developing and implementing game-day strategies, recruiting, opponent scouting, team travel, team equipment orders, film breakdown, management of budget, and supervision of office student workers. In addition, Woods served as the Assistant Director of Cornell's Premier & Girl's Lacrosse Camps. A 2001 graduate of Drew University with a B.A. in Psychology, Woods received a M.S. from Ithaca in Exercise and Sports Sciences: Sport Psychology & Sport Pedagogy in 2002. A six-semester Dean's List student at Drew, Woods earned the ECAC/Robbins Scholar Athlete Award in 2001. As an athlete at Drew, Woods was a standout on both the soccer and lacrosse teams, earning the Drew University Female Athlete of the Year award in 2001 along with the NJAIAW Drew University Woman of the Year. A U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior, Woods also earned Brine/IWLCA All-America honors in 2001 along with ECAC-Metro Player of the Year recognition. The two-time Regional All-American in both soccer and lacrosse, Woods earned MAC All-Star honors in lacrosse all four years and in soccer for three straight years. A 2004 graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology, Miller joins the Bears following a successful lacrosse career at Duke University. A two-time All-South Region selection, Miller was also a two-time Second Team All-American while with the Blue Devils. Miller earned All-ACC honors as a senior, while earning a spot on the All-ACC Tournament Team in 2003 and 2004. She helped to lead the Blue Devils to the NCAA Tournament during four straight years. A nomination for the women's lacrosse Tewaarton Trophy in 2003 and 2004, Miller was a Preseason All-American in both 2003 and 2004 and the ACC Co-Rookie of the Year in 2001. A native of Severna Park, MD, Miller served as the Assistant Director at the Duke Lacrosse Summer Camp in 2002 and 2003, serving as a Summer Lacrosse Camp Counselor at several camps across the country.