PISCATAWAY, NJ - Jennifer Wong has been named an assistant coach for the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, head coach Laura Brand has announced. Wong possesses BIG EAST conference experience, having played goalie for the Connecticut Huskies for four seasons.
“Jennifer is a great addition to our staff,” Brand said. “She brings great experience as a starting goalkeeper in the BIG EAST Conference and will contribute significantly to the development of our young goalkeepers.”
Wong’s resume as a player speaks for itself. She minded the net for Connecticut (2001-2005), a team that enjoyed its most successful season ever in 2005, finishing with a 12-5 record, including an ECAC championship. On April 11, 2005, Wong was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and from 2001 to 2004, she participated in the Women’s Elite Division in the Vail Shootout.
Between 2002 and 2004, Wong coached in her home state at the Colorado Classic and Colorado Premier Camp for high school girls, and also concentrated on coaching field players in defensive techniques and strategy. She also gained experience while coaching at the University of Denver’s lacrosse camp for players of all ages.
Wong graduated from the University of Connecticut in the spring of 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
With 12 newcomers on its roster, the women’s lacrosse team has a fresh look and is looking forward to the commencement of its fall schedule. The team will finish the fall season by hosting the 2005 Rutgers Lacrosse/Nancy Gelman Tournament for Breast Cancer on Oct. 22.