Block Completes Women's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Block joins U-M's staff after one season as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator at the University of Vermont. She was the 2013 IWLCA Defender of the Year at Syracuse University and is a current U.S. National Team member. She first joined the team in 2012 following her junior season at Syracuse and has remained on the roster for three years.
In her first season as a collegiate lacrosse coach in 2014, Block helped guide Vermont to a 12-6 overall record and an appearance in the America East Tournament championship game. Under Block's guidance, the Catamounts' defense allowed just 9.50 goals per game, while their offense averaged 14.33 per outing.
The Stratham, N.H., native and 2013 team captain capped a four-year career at Syracuse in 2013, being named Defender of the Year and an All-American by both the IWLCA and Synapse Sports. The Big East Conference also selected Block as its Defender of the Year and a member of the All-Big East first team. Throughout her career, she helped the Orange qualify for the NCAA Tournament on three occasions (2010, '12, '13), where it advanced to the Final Four in 2010 and the national championship game in 2012. In 2012, Syracuse also captured the Big East regular-season title.
Block, a two-time Big East All-Academic honoree, graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science in May 2013.
In addition to Block's collegiate playing and coaching experience, she was also a coach and counselor for the Syracuse University Elite Lacrosse Camps and helped organize and run the Laxfest Lacrosse Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., from 2010-14.