February 3, 2011

Former JHU Star Now an Assistant at WAC

from press release

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Washington College head coach Julika Blankenship has announced the hiring of Heidi Pearce Yetman as the team's new senior assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. A native of Chestertown, Pearce Yetman has an impressive background as both a player and coach in the sport.

An outstanding midfielder while playing for Division I Johns Hopkins University, Pearce Yetman was a 2004 first-team All-American, a three-time all-conference selection, and a two-time team captain. She was also twice named the Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week and garnered both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors on her team.

As a senior, she helped lead the team to its first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament appearance and was awarded the Cathy P. Cramer Award, given for the most outstanding achievement in women's athletics at Johns Hopkins. Pearce Yetman was also nominated for the Tewaaraton Trophy, given annually to the top women's lacrosse player in the nation.

After graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins in 2004, Pearce Yetman returned to her high school alma mater - St. Andrew's School in Middletown, DE - as the assistant women's athletic director. She went on to become the head women's athletic director, head girls lacrosse coach, and head field hockey coach at the school, serving in those positions from 2005 until 2008. She coached the lacrosse team to four consecutive state championship games and was recognized with the Achievement Award for outstanding service to St. Andrew's School.

In her days as a student at St. Andrew's, a boarding school, Pearce Yetman was a two-time Delaware State Lacrosse Player of the Year and high school All-American. She led her team to two state championships, earning first-team all-conference and all-state honors. She also garnered several individual awards including the Coach's Award and Most Dynamic Player and Most Valuable Player honors in lacrosse, field hockey, and basketball.

Pearce Yetman replaces Lisa Valentine, who accepted the head coaching job at St. Mary's College of Maryland in December.

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