Suzanne Weinberg Named Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa.; August 2, 2000 -- Former Nittany Lion standout Suzanne Weinberg has been named Penn State's women's lacrosse head coach, Athletic Director Tim Curley announced today.

"We are very pleased that Suzanne will be returning to Penn State as head coach," says Associate Athletic Director Ellen Perry. "Her experiences have prepared her well for the lacrosse team's future."

Weinberg has been the head women's lacrosse coach at Drew University the last four seasons. She guided the Rangers to four-straight Middle Atlantic Conference titles and a Division III NCAA Tournament appearance last spring. Named MAC Coach of the Year twice, she compiled a 56-15 overall record and coached six All-Americans. In 1997, Weinberg also was named the South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year.

A four-time letterwinner for the Nittany Lions, Weinberg helped Penn State to the NCAA Tournament three times, reaching the semifinals in her senior campaign. A Severn, Md., native and senior co-captain, she was a Regional All-American in 1995. After her senior season, Weinberg joined the Penn State coaching ranks as an assistant for one year.

Weinberg is a coach at various lacrosse summer camps and is also the director of the Five Star Lacrosse Camp in Philadelphia. Very active in the lacrosse community, Weinberg chairs several committees, including the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association All-America Committee. She also continues to play lacrosse, participating in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout every year since 1993.

"My experience as a player and as an assistant coach at Penn State were exceptional and I look forward to a similar experience as a head coach," Weinberg said. "This year's team has a lot of potential and I'm excited to get started toward realizing that potential in the 2001 season. I feel fortunate to return to Happy Valley in such an important role."



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