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Holden Named Women's Lacrosse Coach

Bowen Holden will become Boston College's next women's lacrosse coach

Bowen Holden will become Boston College's next women's lacrosse coach

Aug. 11, 2005

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Bowen Holden, associate head coach at Georgetown University since 2004 and an assistant for the previous three years, has been named head coach of the Boston College women's lacrosse team.

"I look forward to this opportunity at Boston College, as the school and women's lacrosse program take their first steps into the ACC," Holden said. "It is an exciting time to be a part of Boston College Athletics with all the resources available and challenges ahead."

Holden, who graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Lincoln, Mass. in 1997, helped the Hoyas to a 56-16 record over the past four years. She also played a key role in leading the Hoyas to two NCAA Final Fours, including the 2002 NCAA National Championship game. The Hoyas won four consecutive undefeated BIG EAST Championships and made four straight appearances in the NCAA tournament. During her tenure, Georgetown has had one Tewaaraton Trophy winner, eight national All-Americans, a National Attacker of the Year, a National Defender of the Year and six BIG EAST Players of the Year.

"Bowen has done an outstanding job as associate head coach at Georgetown and she is excited about the challenge of leading our team into its first season of ACC competition," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "We are extremely pleased to welcome her to our staff."

Holden is a 2001 graduate of Georgetown University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in physics and is currently finishing a Masters degree from Georgetown in Public Policy. She played lacrosse for one year at Bowdoin College (1998) where she earned second team regional All-American honors and team MVP as a freshman.

She then played and started for the Georgetown Hoyas for the next three seasons where she earned numerous accolades. She was a three-time All-American and two-time co-MVP. In her final season she was named a captain, was an NCAA National Champion finalist, was named to the IWLCA All-Academic squad, was a first team national and regional All-American as well as being voted NCAA Goalkeeper of the Year. Also recognized for her efforts in the classroom, Holden earned the annual Robert A. Duffey Scholar-Athlete Award and the NCAA District of Columbia Woman of the Year for outstanding academic and athletic achievement and service to the community. She still ranks second on Georgetown's all-time career leaders list for saves (747).

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