- After 15 years with the Boston University women's lacrosse program, including 12 years at the helm, Liz Robertshaw
will not be returning as head coach of the Terriers.
"On behalf of Boston University, I would like to thank Liz Robertshaw for her service to the women's lacrosse program and to the department," said director of athletics Drew Marrochello. "Liz is an exceptionally passionate and committed coach who has done so much for the sport of women's lacrosse. We wish her the very best."
Robertshaw owned a 129-92 overall record leading the Terriers and a 61-24 mark in conference play. She led her team to winning seasons in nine of her 12 years as head coach and also guided the Terriers to perfect seasons in conference play on three occasions (2008, 2009 and 2012).
This season under Robertshaw's watch, the Terriers made their fifth straight Patriot League Championship weekend appearance, losing in the semifinals to Loyola Maryland. Kailey Conry and Tonianne Magnelli were each named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team as well as the All-Patriot League First Team, while Kaitlin Belval and Maria Guerra earned spots on the All-PL Second Team.
During her tenure as head coach, 33 players were named to all-conference teams, 16 were all-region honorees, five were selected to All-America teams, and four players competed for the U.S. National Team, including World Cup gold medalist Danielle Etrasco. The program claimed four America East championships, four trips to the NCAA tournament and an appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals in 2008. In addition to coaching the Terriers, Robertshaw spent the last eight years on staff with the U.S. National Team, winning two World Cup gold medals.
"I would like to thank BU for giving me my first head-coaching opportunity and affording me the privilege of interacting with so many amazing people during my tenure," remarked Robertshaw. "The relationships that I've built with players, alumni, all of the families, and those from within this department have become something I feel truly grateful to have. It was an honor to recruit, coach and mentor my players every day. Boston University and the BU women's lacrosse family will always hold a very special place in my heart and I look forward to watching the program find success in the years to come."
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.