101 Ways to Get to Know Women's Lacrosse: 49-46

May 14, 2013

The women's lacrosse staff will countdown 101 ways to help you get to know the program before the first teams steps foot on campus in August 2013. Go Blue!

49. Michigan Leadership Academy (MLA)
As part of the health and wellness program at Michigan, student-athletes and coaches have the tremendous opportunity to take part in the Michigan Leadership Academy (MLA). The MLA, run by Jeff Janssen, founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center, gives athletes and coaches the platform to learn and grow as people and leaders, while sharing invaluable experiences and lessons learned along the way.

Janssen, through the MLA holds three training programs for athletes -- Emerging Leaders, Veteran Leaders and Leadership 360. Coaches have the opportunity to develop and grow through the Michigan Coaches Leadership Academy. Additionally, Michigan recently implemented a Rising Talent Program with Janssen under this same umbrella for select University of Michigan assistant coaches with aspirations to become head coaches.

• For more information about Jeff Janssen and his Sports Leadership Center, visit janssensportsleadership.com.

48. Athletic Counseling Services
The Athletic Department provides free counseling within the athletic campus as an additional resource for their overall health and wellness. Barb Hansen, a clinical social worker, works directly with our student-athletes for all of their counseling needs, helping them cope with a wide range of issues, including stress of daily life, depression, anxiety and peak performance mental training.

Meet Barb Hansen:
"We really work to focus on the whole person of our student-athletes. We know they are not just athletes and that they may experience some of life's difficulties during their time here at Michigan. We are here to help them navigate this exciting and challenging journey and to reach their potential as a student, athlete and person."

47. Strength & Conditioning
The Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning Department employs six full-time, three graduate assistants, two professional interns and four volunteer intern coaches to serve our student-athletes' performance needs. Our strength & conditioning coaches work closely with athletic training and sports nutrition to ensure the student-athlete's overall sports performance and health are supported so they are set to succeed at the NCAA Division I level.

Emily Enos is the strength and conditioning coach for the women's lacrosse team.

Meet Emily Enos:
"I am looking forward to TEAM ONE stepping foot on campus. They will experience tremendous support as they grow as student-athletes here at Michigan. Strength & Conditioning is an integral part of that growth and our staff, in conjunction with Athletic Medicine and Nutrition, will make sure each individual will receive the best care possible. I can't wait to get started with TEAM ONE!"

• For more information on Strength & Conditioning, visit mgoblue.com/strength.

46. Athletic Medicine
One of the teams behind the team includes Athletic Medicine. The Athletic Department employs sixteen full-time certified trainers, two dietitians, two athletic counselors, rehabilitation specialists, and sports medicine physicians, as well as a wide variety of specialists. The Don Canham Natatorium Athletic Training Room, which serves as the current training facility for women's lacrosse, is a fully functional medical facility, complete with large rehabilitation area, hydrotherapy, taping and wound care and treatment areas with a wide variety of modalities.

Jeremy Marra medically oversees the lacrosse programs at the University of Michigan. Jeremy and his staff provide support at all lacrosse practices and competitions and work closely with our strength and conditioning unit as part of our Sports Performance Team.

Meet Jeremy Marra:
"Every day, I get to support world-class athletes in the prime of most of their athletic careers.  My team provides individualized care plans for each student-athlete.  It is exciting work, because every injury and illness is unique, and a learning opportunity for both the athlete and me. An athletic trainer's work is rewarding and Michigan Athletics supports our cause and provides the necessary resources to provide top-notch medical services to our student-athletes."

• For more information on University of Michigan Athletic Medicine, visit mgoblue.com/sportsmedicine.

Previous Entries:
April 19: 53-50
March 15: 57-54
Feb. 22: 61-58
Feb. 1: 65-62
Jan. 16: 69-66