Acacia Walker Named Lacrosse Coach
May 23, 2012
Acacia Walker has been named head coach of the Boston College women's lacrosse team, Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo has announced.
Walker joined the BC program as the associate head coach prior to the 2011 season. The Annapolis, Md. native served as the Eagles' offensive coordinator and played a key role in recruiting, as well as in many other facets of the daily operations of the BC program.
"I feel privileged to be selected as the head coach of the Boston College women's lacrosse program,'' Walker said. "I am confident we will provide a healthy, energetic, positive experience for our student-athletes. The opportunity Boston College provides its student-athletes is one of the best and I plan to bring in premier student-athletes to add to BC's rich tradition and success. I am committed to building a strong program that will make the BC community proud.''
Prior to working with the Eagles, Walker spent time at the University of Massachusetts as the associate head coach, and at Northwestern as an assistant coach. During her tenure, UMass won back-to-back Atlantic 10 Conference Championships, while Northwestern tallied three straight NCAA National Championships.
Walker continues to be an active player at the elite level, as she was named to the 2011-12 US Women's Senior National Lacrosse Team, marking the 10th consecutive year that she has been involved with the team. Some of her playing highlights include winning a gold medal with the 2009 World Cup Team in Prague and helping the 2010-11 national team go undefeated on American soil.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland, Walker was a four-year member of the Terrapins' lacrosse team and captained the squad her senior season. She was an IWLCA All-American, as well as an All-ACC selection. In 2005, she won the University of Maryland M Club "James H. Kehoe" Award and was a Tewaaraton Candidate in 2004 and 2005.