Murray Hired as Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Alyssa Murray joined the Michigan women's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach in January 2015. The former two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist at Syracuse University and current U.S. Women's National Team member brings a wealth of knowledge and high-level experience to the program and works primarily with the Maize and Blue offense.
Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Murray served as a volunteer assistant coach at Stony Brook University during the Fall of 2014, where she worked with the Seawolves' attackers and midfielders and also worked to develop their new starting goalie.
Murray's experience at Stony Brook came after the conclusion of an incredible four-year playing career at Syracuse (2011-14). In four years she helped lead SU to a record of 68-19 and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the national championship game. Individually, she was a team captain as a senior, a two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, Honda Award finalist, three-time First Team All-American, Big East Attacker of the Year and Inside Lacrosse Co-Attacker of the Year. She finished her career eighth all-time in NCAA Division I scoring history with 362 points. Murray graduated from Syracuse with a bachelor's degree in child and family studies in May 2014.
Following her career at Syracuse, Murray was selected to the U.S. Women's National Team and also signed a one-year contract with Team STX. She joins current U-M assistant coach and former Syracuse teammate Becca Block on the national team.
In addition to her coaching experience at Stony Brook, Murray also coached the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team from 2010 to 2014. She also founded Alyssa Murray Lax, Inc. in October 2014, to begin conducting top-notch camps and clinics across the country.