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Jess Wilk Strosberg
Jess  Wilk Strosberg

Position:
Operations Assistant

Jess Wilk Strosberg is in her third season as an operations assistant with the women's lacrosse program.

Wilk Strosberg has most recently served an administrative role for Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Programs Jane Miller and has experience as both a head field hockey coach and an assistant lacrosse coach.

Wilk Strosberg has been an assistant coach for the United States Women's National Lacrosse team since 2009. She was an assistant coach for the Under 19 United States team that won the World Cup Championships (2006-07).

Wilk Strosberg has also served as an assistant lacrosse coach at James Madison (2006-08), Virginia (1996) and Maryland (1991-93). She was the head field hockey coach at Virginia (1999-2005) and led the Cavaliers to the 2001 NCAA Elite Eight. Prior to her time as UVa's head coach, she was an assistant field hockey coach from 1993-99 and also spent time at Maryland as an assistant field hockey coach (1991-93).

An accomplished lacrosse and field hockey player at both the collegiate and international level, Wilk Strosberg was a member of the United States' World Cup lacrosse team in 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005, winning three out of four World Cups (1993, 1997 and 2001) and serving as team captain in 1997, 2001 and 2005.

She played collegiate lacrosse and field hockey at the University of Maryland, where the Terrapins won the 1986 women's lacrosse NCAA Championship and the 1987 field hockey NCAA Championship.

Wilk Strosberg was inducted into the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009.

"My staff, team and I are beyond thrilled to have Jess Wilk Strosberg join our staff this spring," Virginia head coach Julie Myers said at the time of the appointment. "She has 20-plus years of experience as a player and as a coach at the highest level. As she helps to get our operations get ahead, we'll all learn and benefit from her expertise and organization. She'll do a great job as our operations assistant and will add to our enthusiasm for college lacrosse at the same time."

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