Aug. 18, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern head women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller announced that former NU All-American and three-time national champion Ann Elliott will join the Wildcat coaching staff as an assistant coach.
"We are so thrilled to welcome Ann on board for the 2008-2009 season," said Amonte Hiller. "As a player, Ann was a dynamic leader and inspiration to her teammate. She has a keen eye for analyzing the game and will be an asset for the team. She will serve as the coordinator of defense, but will share responsibility for all aspects of the team. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Ann again and to welcome her back to Northwestern."
A four-time letterwinner at Northwestern, Elliott was a key member of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 national championship teams, earning third-team All-American honors as a senior. The Wildcats' team captain in 2007, Elliott finished her NU career with 44 caused turnovers and scooped up 101 ground balls. She also notched 14 goals and added an assist during her Wildcat career, and was named Academic All-Big Ten three times.
Since graduating from Northwestern in 2007, Elliott has served as the head coach of the Wildcat Elite Club and the Wildcat Developmental Team for Amonte Sports. She also spent the past season as an assistant coach for New Trier High School, helping the Trevians to the 2008 state championship.
Elliott has been actively involved in Amonte Sports since her playing days at Northwestern, serving as a camp counselor as well as heading the development of New Wave lacrosse clinics for Amonte Sports and WomensLax.com, organizing youth and high school clinics across the country. A radio film and television graduate from NU, Elliott has also done extensive work in video production for Amonte Sports.
Elliott replaces Acacia Walker, who recently left to fill the assistant coaching vacancy at the University of Massachusetts under former Wildcat assistant Alexis Venechanos.