Amy Appelt, who won the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy and led the University of Virginia to a national championship in 2004, joined the UMBC women's lacrosse staff in August 2009.
“Amy’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the game is intangible,” head coach Kelly Berger said. “I’m excited to learn new things from her, as well as teach her some new things. She completes what I believe to be a great staff. I know she can bring a whole new dynamic to the program, and the girls will be eager to learn from someone like that. She will definitely have a big impact.”
Appelt was a four-time All-American at
A two-time team captain, Appelt became the first Cavalier to win the Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation’s best player in 2004, when she led the NCAA in scoring with 90 goals – also a school record – and 121 points, and those totals still rank in the top 10 in Division I history.
Appelt scored a game-high four goals in the Cavaliers’ 10-4 victory over
The native of Garden City, N.Y., has received a number of accolades, including 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, 2002 Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Year, 2004 ACC Player of the Year, 2004 IWLCA Player of the Year, 2004 and 2005 Inside Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com Offensive Player of the Year and the 2004 Honda Award.
Appelt is also a three-time All-ACC selection and earned spots on the 2004 ACC All-Tournament Team and the 2004 and 2005 NCAA All-Tournament Teams, as well as the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006.
In addition, Appelt was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2005, when she amassed 95 points on 57 goals and 38 assists.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with Kelly and Tony (Giro, assistant coach) as we build our program and elevate UMBC women’s lacrosse to the next level,” Appelt said.
Appelt spent the 2007 season as a volunteer assistant coach at
Appelt was a part of the U.S. National Team from 2002-09 and was a member of the 2005 World Cup training team. She currently represents the athlete’s council on the U.S. Lacrosse Board of Governor’s.
Appelt graduated from the