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Alma College

Alma College Athletics
614 West Superior Street Alma, MI 48801
Division 3 Michigan Midwest
Private Small Developing team

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Ashley Dehring

Alma College named Ashley Dehring (Johnson) the Head Coach for women's lacrosse on July 1, 2015. Johnson came to Alma from NCAA Division II Grand Valley State University where she was a graduate assistant for the past three years.


In her role as a graduate assistant, Johnson acted as the recruiting coordinator for the Lakers with duties ranging from evaluating players, coordinating visits and planning recruiting events. She was also in charge of the day-to-day operations at Grand Valley State and she produced all of the marketing materials for the team.


In her three years with the program, the Lakers won over 13 games each season and posted an impressive 29-0 overall record in GLIAC games. The team won both the regular season and GLIAC tournament championships in each of her three seasons and was ranked 13th nationally in 2015.


At Grand Valley State, Johnson coached two IWLCA All-Americans, three IWLCA All-Region selections, three GLIAC Defenders of the Year, a GLIAC Rookie of the Year and one GLIAC Attacker of the Year to go along with 21 GLIAC All-Conference selections.


In 2014, the Lakers led the nation in groundballs per game and ranked third nationally in draw controls in 2013.


Before taking the position at Grand Valley State, Johnson was an assistant coach at Division II Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. With the Lions, she organized and ran practices, scouted opponents, recruited talent and planned all team travel. While at Georgian Court, Johnson coached four All-CACC members on a team that advanced to the conference championship game.


Johnson also has extensive experience in women's lacrosse at the club level, most recently acting as the Logistics Director for the Rapid Lax Club in Grand Rapids. Her duties with the Rapid include tournament management, roster coordination and website maintenance. Prior to becoming the Logistics Director in 2014, Johnson was a youth coach for the Rapid Lax Club where she coached middle school and high school players, a role she held since 2012.


Before going to the Rapid, Johnson was a high school coach for the Thunderbirds Lacrosse Club Program in Atlanta, GA.


On the field, Johnson played for Division III Birmingham Southern College (AL) from 2007-11, acting as team captain each of her four years. As a senior, she was named a USA College Lacrosse Women's Division III All-American and was also a SCAC All-Conference selection after leading the league in assists.


Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Johnson was a US Lacrosse High School All-American, two-time team captain, and two-time team MVP at Girls Preparatory School.


She graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a B.S. in Psychology in 2011 before earning a Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University in 2015.

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Meg Lieberman

Meg Lieberman joined the Alma College Women’s Lacrosse program as an Assistant Coach in August 2022.


Lieberman comes to Alma after graduating Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2022 with both a Master’s of Science in Sports Management, and Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management.


“I am extremely blessed to be here, and to be working with an awesome program. I can’t wait to get started. Go Scots!”


“I am thrilled to have Meg join the Alma Lacrosse family. I am looking forward to all that she will bring to our program," said Head Coach Ashley Dehring. “Her experience and high energy personality will help to take our team to the next level.”


During the 2021-22 school year, Lieberman was the Head Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Coach at Morgantown High School. Under her guidance, the team finished with an 8-4 record, and qualified for the playoffs. Lieberman also coached a pair of players to All-State honors.


From 2020 to 2022, Lieberman was also a program assistant for campus recreation at West Virginia University. Her responsibilities included onboarding and training all new staff, transportation, equipment management, facility scheduling, and budget allocation for 47 active club sports. In 2022, she was nominated Campus Wide Employee of the Year, as well as being voted Competitive Staff Employee of the Year by her peers.


In 2019, Lieberman was the Assistant Girls’ Lacrosse Coach with the North Hills School District. The program recorded a winning record in 2019 after not recording one in 2018.


In addition, she has been giving personal lacrosse lessons throughout her time as a coach. This included creating, personalizing, and coaching individual, pair, and group lacrosse lessons.


From 2019-22 Lieberman played for the West Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Club Team. She played in 2019, was the Vice President in 2020, and the President in 2021. During the 2020 season, the team was undefeated before the COVID interruption.


In 2018, Lieberman played at Liberty University.


In high school, Lieberman was a 3 year letterwinner and starter in the sport of lacrosse. In her high school career, she was named 2x All-Conference, 1x All-WPIAL, and 1x All-American.

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