SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team player and Arizona State University Head Coach Courtney Connor has been named the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Notre Dame Prep, Interim Athletics Director Steve Shaff announced.
“We are excited to bring a coach of Courtney’s experience to our program,” said Shaff. “Our student-athletes will benefit from her extensive background as a player and coach.”
Connor brings an impressive coaching and playing background to Notre Dame Prep. She was most recently the head coach of the Arizona State University women’s team from 2016-19 and has served as the head coach at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (2005-09) and Mt. St. Mary’s University (2001-05) at the collegiate level. She was named the conference coach of the year two times and directed the NCAA Division I Senior All-Star team as the head coach twice.
“The best part of being a coach is having the opportunity to share your passion with others,” said Connor. “The values and dedication shown by the student body is what drew me in to the Saints Family. It’s a wonderful community where the pursuit of excellence is sought on and off the athletic fields.”
She has also coached previously at the high school level at St. Paul’s School for Girls from 2013-14.
“I’m looking forward to having fun with the lacrosse program by growing their skill set and helping to shape them into strong and confident young women of faith,” said Connor.
As a player, Connor was a five-time NCAA Champion, four-time ACC Champion and First Team All-American at the University of Maryland. In 2001, she was named the NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player. She was inducted into the Baltimore Chapter US Lacrosse Baltimore Hall of Fame in 2012.
She has been a strong ambassador for the game, serving as a television analyst on CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Big Ten Network and ESPN telecasts while also working with USA Lacrosse in different roles.
She founded C2 Lacrosse in 2001 and works with the group to this day. She was also the co-owner and director of player development with Elite Lacrosse Club from 2010-2014.