Dorrien Van Dyke
Sun Devil Lacrosse Head Coach Tim McCormack announced the addition of former All-American and James Madison Assistant Dorrien Van Dyke, as an assistant coach in July of 2019.
"I can't wait to work with Dorrien," Coach McCormack said. "She has a wealth of knowledge on both sides of the ball and has proven herself as an excellent draw unit coach and recruiter. She will be a great fit in Tempe."
Most recently, Van Dyke served as an assistant coach for James Madison during the 2019 season, learning from Dukes' Head Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe. Prior to that, she was an assistant coach at Monmouth College following the culmination of her outstanding playing career at Stony Brook University.
"I am extremely grateful and honored to be on staff as an assistant coach at Arizona State University," Coach Van Dyke remarked. "I would like to thank Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe and all my players for everything at JMU."
During her only season coaching the defending National Champions, she played a key role in helping lead the Dukes to the 2019 CAA Regular Season and Conference Championship along with a berth in the NCAA Tournament. James Madison spent the entirety of the 2019 season in the Top-25, finishing at No. 14 in the final Inside Lacrosse rankings.
While in Harrisonburg, part of her responsibilities included coaching the offense and draw units, in which she provided a breakdown of draw and offensive film resulting in the creation of scouting reports. In addition, she was in charge of organizing practice plans, game day operations, and travel accommodations. Van Dyke was an integral part of the recruiting efforts, while also coordinating and instructing camps and clinics.
"I am very thankful for Coach McCormack and the administration for this great opportunity," Coach Van Dyke added. "I am so excited to be a part of this amazing athletic department and can't wait to continue to build a championship caliber program at ASU."
James Madison's junior attacker Maddie McDaniel had a breakout junior season under the tutelage of Van Dyke, as she developed into one of the premier draw specialists in the country. The First Team All-CAA selection set the JMU and CAA single-season record with 127 draw controls, becoming just the second player in school history to surpass 100 draws. She was equally as impactful on offense, recording 41 goals and three assists, collecting the second most goals and third most points on the team.
Fellow attacker Hannah Haven excelled in Van Dyke's system, earning First Team All-CAA honors after a spectacular 81-point season. Attacker Logan Brennan and midfielder Kelsey Reed both landed on the All-CAA Second Team, while freshmen midfielders Lizzy Fox and Rachel Matey made the CAA All-Rookie Team.
Van Dyke began her coaching career in 2018 at Monmouth University, enjoying immediate success with the Hawks. She helped the program capture the MAAC Regular Season Co-Championship, completing the season with a 6-2 conference record highlighted by a victory over 2018 NCAA Tournament participant Fairfield. During her time in West Long Branch, she assisted with day-to-day operations of the Lacrosse program, including planning practices, scheduling travel, and managing meal orders. She worked closely with the midfielders and attackers, tasked with accelerating skill development and implementing attacking schemes. Van Dyke played a significant role in recruiting in addition to organizing and running camps and clinics.
Before she entered the coaching profession, Van Dyke was an All-American midfielder at Stony Brook University. She finished her illustrious career near the top of the program record book, sitting second in goals (197), sixth in assists (71), third in points (268), and fourth in draw controls (179). The 2017 Tewaaraton Award Nominee enjoyed a breakout senior season that saw her earn IWLCA All-American recognition and a spot on the Division I Senior All-Star team after her second-consecutive 70-point season. The accolades don't end there, as Van Dyke was a three-time IWLCA First Team Mid-Atlantic All-Region Selection.
The Seawolves won the America East Conference Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament all four season that Van Dyke was a part of the program. She made her impact felt the minute she stepped on campus, as the four-time First Team All-Conference member was the only freshman selected to the 2014 American East All-Conference squad after leading all Division I freshman with 68 points. She came up big when her team needed her the most, earning a spot on the America East All-Championship Team in both 2016 & 2017. She still holds the Seawolves' program record for goals in an NCAA Tournament game, coming through with seven goals in a first-round victory over Bryant. Her performance sparked a postseason run, with Stony Brook falling to eventual national champion Maryland by one goal in a back-and-forth quarterfinal matchup.
Known as a tremendous leader, Van Dyke earned the trust of her teammates and coaches resulting in her twice being named a team captain. Additionally, she was selected by the Athletic Director to be a part of the Stony Brook Academy of Leaders as well as representing female student-athletes as a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board. She took care of business on and off the field while a student-athlete, twice appearing on the America East All-Academic Team (2016 & 2017) in addition to receiving America East Honor Roll distinction all four years.
Van Dyke continues to compete professionally, as she is currently a midfielder for the Brave, one of five teams in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL). She originally started her professional career as a member of the Long Island Sound, playing in the United Women's Lacrosse League. She is also a part of the 2019 U.S. National Team Player Pool, having previously competed for Team USA at the 2018 Fall Classic.
She also brings club coaching experience to Tempe, having coached with the Long Island "Elite" Yellow Jackets. She has had an U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Membership since 2013.