BALTIMORE – UMBC Women's Lacrosse Co-Head Coach Amy (Appelt) Slade will represent the Retrievers in a pair of US Lacrosse events over the next few weeks. Slade is scheduled to present at the US Lacrosse Convention on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Baltimore. Just a few weeks later, Slade will be inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.
The US Lacrosse Convention is a three-date event, running from Jan. 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, that is attended by coaches, officials and administrators. Roughly 150 on-field demonstrations, clinics and educational sessions are provided to help coach better, officiate better and lead better.
Slade, who will speak at the indoor turf field at 4:15 on Saturday, Jan. 14, is set to present for the fourth time at this convention. The former Virginia and Team USA player will tackle the topic of attacking skills and drills that coaches of all levels can teach their players.
"I'm really excited for this convention to come back to Baltimore and to once again be a part of it," said Slade. "It's great to be able to share what I've learned and to help develop the skills of the attackers of the future."
The Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation is the Long Island and New York City Chapter of US Lacrosse. It is dedicated to promoting participation in the great sport of lacrosse throughout Long Island and New York City in a manner that promotes safety, quality, and the high standard of sportsmanship of the Native American game.
Slade will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Holtsville, N.Y. on Feb. 7, 2015.
Slade won three state championships and was a four-time All-American at Garden City High School. Following graduation, Slade competed for the University of Virginia, where she helped the Cavaliers to an Atlantic Coast Conference title and an NCAA championship. The Garden City, N.Y., native was a four-time All-American at UVA en route to setting school and NCAA records in goals, assists and points. Slade earned the prestigious Tewaaraton Award and the Honda Sports Award following the 2004 season.
Slade competed for Team USA from 2002-2011 and was an alternate for the World Cup Team in 2004.
"It is an honor to be included into such prestigious company," Slade said. "To be grouped with the others that have been inducted previously and those that will be inducted along side of me is a true honor."