Ancarrow Joins Women's Lacrosse Staff as Second Assistant
Casey Ancarrow is in her first season as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan women's lacrosse program, which is competing in its inaugural season.
The two-time Tewaaraton Award nominee joined the Wolverine staff on July 1, 2013, after completing a standout career at James Madison University. In addition to her career at JMU, Ancarrow was also a member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 2010-12.
A native of Jarrettsville, Md., Ancarrow was a four-year starting attacker for the Dukes from 2010-2013, captaining the squad in 2012 and 2013. She concluded her career ranked fifth in goals (159) and points (220), tied for eighth in draw controls (119) and tied for ninth in assists (61) on JMU's all-time career lists.
Throughout her four-year career, she helped lead the Dukes to a combined 54-19 record, as well as back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Ancarrow was a two-time Tewaaraton Award nominee, which is given annually to the nation's top player, earning a spot on the list in 2011 and 2013. She also appeared on the Tewaaraton Watch List in 2012. She was named CAA Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and earned IWLCA All-America third team honors in three consecutive seasons from 2011-2013. The dynamic attacker produced a streak of 55 straight games with at least one point that spanned three seasons.
Over the past year, Ancarrow has served as an assistant coach for the NEMS Lacrosse club team, where she helped develop 24 elite high school athletes. From 2008-2010, she worked as the Assistant Director of Operations at Top of the Bay Sports in Bel Air, Md., helping to promote, manage and conduct camps and clinics.
The three-time All-CAA first team member earned her bachelor's degree in justice studies with a minor in coaching from JMU in May 2013, and was a three-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete (2011-13).