June 23, 2010

Boston College Adds Acacia Walker to Staff

from press release

- Boston College Head Lacrosse Coach, Bowen Holden, has announced the hiring of Acacia Walker as associate head coach.

"I am pleased to announce the hiring of Acacia as Associate Head Coach," said Holden. "I am confident that she will have an immediate impact on the program, as her passion for the sport and infectious personality are inspiring. She has had incredible success as a student-athlete and collegiate coach, and I have no doubt she is the right person at the right time for our program."

Walker has spent the last two seasons as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Massachusetts, where the team won two consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference Championships. Her responsibilities included handling the offense, recruiting coordination, team travel and budget management, as well as, video breakdown.

Prior to working at UMass, Walker spent three years as an assistant at Northwestern University. She was an instrumental part of the success as Wildcats won three consecutive NCAA National Championships and three consecutive ALC Conference Championships.

A 2005 graduate of Maryland, Walker played lacrosse for the Terrapins from 2002-05. She finished her four-year career with 183 points and eighth on the all-time assist leaders list at Maryland. Walker was also a two-time All-ACC selection and an IWLCA Collegiate All-American selection in 2003 and 2005. She was also a two-time Tewaaraton Award candidate, which is the award for the Collegiate National Player of the Year.

A native of Sherwood Forest, MD, Walker continues to compete on the lacrosse field. She was a member of the 2009 USA Women's Lacrosse World Cup team that won gold in Prague as well as Most Valuable Player on the 1999 U-19 National Team that won gold in Australia. She continues to compete as a member of the 2010 US Elite Team.

"With the staff and team we have in place, the future continues to look very bright for BC lacrosse," said Holden. "I could not be more excited about what lies ahead and know that our championship goals will be reached in the years to come."

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