Oct. 11, 2012
Every-other week, the women's lacrosse staff will countdown 101 ways to help you get to know the program before the first team steps foot on campus in August 2013. Go Blue!
Did you know ...
97. Head coach Jennifer Ulehla is one of few competitors to have won a World Cup title both as a player and coach. She was an assistant coach on the U.S. National Team that won the 2009 World Cup championship and was a player in 1993 when the U.S. captured the title.
"As a player and coach for the World Cup lacrosse team, I was challenged and pushed to be at my best. Through my efforts, I realized the true meaning of commitment and hard work, as well as the exhilaration of obtaining greatness. I experienced the power and importance of team chemistry. Together we stood strong and never accepted failure. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent US Lacrosse and compete for our country. I feel blessed for the lessons I learned and friendships I established along the way. God Bless America." - Coach Ulehla
96. Coach Ulehla has valuable experience in the development of a new program, as she was an assistant coach at the University of Florida from 2008-10, preparing the Gators for their inaugural varsity season in 2010.
"I can't thank head coach Amanda O'Leary enough for recruiting me to work with her at the University of Florida. The opportunity to play an integral part in building a solid foundation for the Florida lacrosse program was an incredible learning experience for me. That experience without a doubt better prepared me for my journey here at the University of Michigan." - Coach Ulehla
95. Coach Ulehla was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2008.
"I was humbled to be inducted into the Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame. It was an honor to join such an accomplished group of men and women, who have made so many significant contributions to the sport of lacrosse. I have a tremendous love for lacrosse and what the game has brought to my life. I can only hope to give back as much as I have received." - Coach Ulehla
94. Coach Ulehla landed her first coaching job as an assistant at Towson University to begin the 1991-92 season. She was elevated to interim head coach later that year and named the TU Coach of the Year following the season.
"Towson is where it all started for me more than 21 years ago. I decided early in my career that I would be more than just a lacrosse coach to my players. I wanted to help young women develop life skills through sport, preparing them to be successful in the real world. Since then, I set out to make a difference in the lives of student-athletes. The rest is still history in the making." - Coach Ulehla
Sept. 26: 101-98 Ways