Around the Crease Lacrosse Founder
Liz Robertshaw has spent the last 20 years coaching Division I collegiate lacrosse. Recently wrapping up a successful 15-year tenure with Boston University; Robertshaw led the Terriers to five consecutive Patriot League Championship Weekend appearances. While a member of the America East, she helped lead the squad to six America East Championships, six NCAA Tournament appearances and three NCAA Quarterfinals. She has also guided the Terriers to perfect seasons in conference play on three occasions (2008, 2009 and 2012).
From 2009-2017, Robertshaw served as assistant coach for the US National Team for two World Cups. In August 2009, Robertshaw was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Lacrosse Team where she coached the attacking unit to the gold medal and largest scoring margin in World Cup history in 2013. This past summer at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup, Robertshaw and Team USA went undefeated en route to a second consecutive FIL World Cup Championship. Again working with the nation’s top attackers, the USA offensive production was outstanding and helped Team USA bring home the gold.
Prior to arriving at Boston University, Robertshaw served as an assistant coach at Brown University from 2000-03, working with the Bears' defensive unit and goalkeepers. Before Brown, Robertshaw began her coaching career at her alma mater, George Mason University, working as an assistant coach from 1998-1999. In addition to receiving America East Coach of the Year honors in 2009, Robertshaw was tabbed to coach the North team in the annual IWLCA/Under Armour Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Robertshaw earned USWLA All-American recognition in both her junior and senior seasons and STX/IWLCA All-American recognition in her senior year, becoming the first George Mason women's lacrosse player to earn All-America distinction. During her career, Robertshaw was a two-time captain, three-time all-conference selection, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association's Silver Anniversary Team, and was awarded the Aimee Willard Award as the best collegiate player at the US Lacrosse National Tournament in 1998.
What People Say about Liz:View Testimonials
"Liz is a passionate teacher and outstanding advocate for women's lacrosse. She pours her heart into the game and finds creative drills that keep the athletes engaged. I admire Liz's fierce dedication and the tireless work she has put into growing our game around the country and world. Liz is one of the absolute best.” - Amy Bokker, Head Coach Stanford Lacrosse