BU Head Coach & Around the Crease Lacrosse Founder
Liz Robertshaw enters her season 11th season as the head coach of the Boston University lacrosse team for the 2016-17 season and 14th year overall. Robertshaw has led BU to three consecutive Patriot League Tournament appearances and one trip to the championship game. 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).
In addition to her duties at Boston University, Robertshaw is currently an assistant coach for the US National Team. 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. She continues to work with the nation’s best as they train and prepare for the FIL World Cup to be held in England during the summer of 2017.
A 19-year coaching veteran at the Division I level, Robertshaw served as the Terriers' top assistant for three seasons and was elevated to associate head coach before being named head coach on Sept. 1, 2006. 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.
Jessica Antelmi enters her first season as assistant coach of the Boston University women's lacrosse program. Antelmi brings to BU experience from coaching two of the top teams in Division II and Division III women's lacrosse.
Antelmi joins the Terriers following two seasons at perennial NCAA contender Le Moyne College, where she helped lead the Dolphins to two NCAA Final Four appearances and assisted in mentoring the 2015 Division II Attacker of the Year and seven First Team All-Americans. Antelmi also received the IWLCA Division II Outstanding Assistant Coach Award in 2015.
Prior to her stint at Le Moyne, Antelmi spent one season at SUNY Cortland where she served as a graduate assistant. During her season with the Red Dragons, Cortland posted a 22-1 record and appeared in its fourth consecutive Final Four.
"I'm excited about the adding Jess to our staff and introducing her to the BU Lacrosse Family," Robertshaw said. "Watching her find success on the national level during time at Albany and then seeing her transfer that to such a successful coaching career at Cortland and Le Moyne is something I feel will be a huge boost to our program. Jess knows what it takes to work hard, challenge herself and win, and in addition she has proven to know how to teach it. I feel our attacking unit is in good hands for the years to come."
A 2013 graduate of the University of Albany, Antelmi helped lead the Great Danes to back-to-back America East Championships in 2011 and 2012, leading to two NCAA Tournament appearances. Antelmi earned America East All-Tournament Team honors and IWLCA All-Region recognition as a senior captain. She was named to the America East All-Conference Team and All-Academic Team in her senior and junior seasons. Antelmi graduated from Albany with a degree in mathematics.
Ana Heneberry enters her third year as Assistant Coach with the Terriers for the 2015-16 season with primary duties of coaching the defensive players. Heneberry arrived at BU after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at High Point University. She helped guide the Panthers to back-to-back Big South championships and two straight NCAA tournament appearances. Heneberry was the defensive coordinator and also worked one-on-one with the goaltenders. Since arriving to BU, Heneberry helped BU reach the Patriot League finals in 2014 and semifinals in 2015 and 2016.
"We are excited to have Ana join the Boston University family," said BU women's lacrosse head coach Liz Robertshaw. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for what Ana has done on the playing field during her time at Loyola and on the sidelines coaching a team to back-to-back conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances. She has a no-nonsense approach to her coaching that I feel will help push our young defensive corps, and her ability to work with players to help them meet their potential is something that I was looking for in this hire."
A native of Timonium, Maryland, Heneberry was a four-year standout at Loyola from 2009 until 2012. She helped lead the Greyhounds to a pair of Big East titles and NCAA quarterfinal appearances in 2011 and 2012. Heneberry became the second player in school history to record 100 caused turnovers and 100 ground balls. She was a third-team All-American and team MVP in 2011 and was also named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Award watch list. In addition, she was an All-Big East honoree and All-Tournament selection in her junior and senior years.
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