HANOVER, N.H. – Head Coach Amy Patton has rounded out her staff for the upcoming 2014 season as she announced Jessica Drummond as the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team’s newest assistant coach Monday afternoon.
Drummond, a Nashua, N.H., native, comes to Hanover after a four-year playing career with the Oregon Ducks that wrapped up in 2012. She remained with her alma mater during the 2013 season as well, serving as an undergraduate assistant coach working with the full-time staff on daily tasks associated with practices and game management.
"Jess brings a great passion for the game, a drive to help the girls reach their goals and an intensity to compete at the highest level,” Patton said. “I am excited to work with Jess and look forward to having her help our student-athletes push themselves toward their 2014 goals."
A team-oriented player, Drummond left Oregon ranked fourth in program history in career draw controls and fifth in ground balls. Her ability to contribute all over the field in her time in Eugene twice earned her the team’s “Hardest Worker” award as voted on by players and coaches.
In 2012, Drummond was part of a Ducks team that claimed the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Game, capping off the best season in program history.
For her part in helping to grow lacrosse at Oregon, Drummond was tabbed as an MPSF All-Second Team honoree in three straight seasons (2010-12). Those three years also saw Drummond claim a spot on the league’s all-tournament team.
No stranger to coaching experience, Drummond was the co-founder of the Great Lakes Elite Women’s Lacrosse Travel Team (U15 and U18) in Michigan, serving as the director and head coach between 2010 and 2011 as well. There, she prepared prospective collegiate student-athletes for the college recruitment process in addition to duties on the field.
Drummond will join Tracy Coyne, the former Notre Dame Head Coach and 2006 National Coach of the Year, on Patton’s staff as the Big Green’s two top assistants this fall and beyond as the 2014 regular season gets underway in February.