Long Island University - Post

LIU Post Athletic Department
Athletic Field House - 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville, NY 115481300
Division 2 New York Northeast
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Meghan McNamara

Meghan McNamara completed her 12th season as head coach of the LIU Post women's lacrosse team in 2019. The unrivaled success of the Pioneers during her tenure has made McNamara one of the most successful coaches in the sport's history. McNamara has compiled a 179-33 record, ranking second among active Division II coaches in winning percentage (.844) while also ranking as the seventh-winningest coach among all divisions by percentage. McNamara's 179 wins ranks fifth all-time in Division II.

Under McNamara's guidance, the Pioneers have captured two NCAA Division II National Championships (2012, 2013), while compiling nine NCAA Tournament appearances and five East Coast Conference titles.

McNamara's mentorship has helped multiple Pioneers earn attention on the national stage. Goalkeeper Olivia Kirk was twice named IWLCA Goalkeeper of the Year (2016, 2017), while attacker Jackie Sileo earned IWLCA Attacker of the Year three times. Sileo was also a finalist for the 2014 NCAA Division II Woman of the Year award and was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" during her career. Bridgett Soares was also a finalist for the Division II Woman of the Year award in 2012, while Dominique Mosca and Chelsea Donaldson joined Sileo as IWLCA Players of the Year in 2012. McNamara was tabbed as IWLCA National Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 after leading the Pioneers to consecutive National Championships.

LIU Post recorded one of six undefeated seasons in Division II history during the 2013 season, outscoring opponents 338-141 during that stretch. During the NCAA Tournament, Sileo scored with six seconds remaining during the National Semifinal against Adelphi, leading the Pioneers to their second consecutive championship appearance where LIU Post took down Limestone 10-7 for the program's fourth national title.

A native of East Northport, N.Y., McNamara was an assistant coach at LIU Post for two seasons (2006-07), where she helped the Pioneers to a 33-2 record. Her coaching helped the team to a perfect 17-0 record in 2007, en route to the program’s second NCAA Division II National Championship.

Prior to coming to LIU Post, McNamara spent four seasons as assistant coach at nearby Stony Brook University. She was actively involved in recruiting for the Seawolves program and was instrumental in developing individual workouts and offensive game strategies. McNamara was the assistant director of Stony Brook Lacrosse Camps and Clinics during her stay at the school and spent the final four months of the 2005 calendar year as the program’s interim head coach.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Maryland, McNamara helped the Terrapins to a combined record of 83-4 and four national championships during her playing career. A member of the 2001 ACC All-Tournament Team, she registered 71 points (51 G, 20 A) in a Maryland uniform.

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Todd Kaiser

On Tuesday, LIU Post Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Meghan McNamara announced that Todd Kaiser and Amber Kupres will join the program as assistant coaches in 2017.

"I am excited about the additions of Todd and Amber to our coaching staff in 2017," stated McNamara. "Collectively, the three of us have the same vision of where we want this team to go."

Before coming to the Pioneers, Kaiser spent three seasons as the head coach at fellow East Coast Conference institution Queens College. He also served as an assistant at Adelphi University, where he helped in guiding the Panthers to a Northeast-10 Conference title and NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2012 and 2013.

Kaiser played four years of lacrosse at Quinnipiac University. In his time there, he earned All-New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association honors and was a two-time Scholar-Athlete selection.

Meanwhile, Kupres was a four-year starting midfielder at Stony Brook University from 2012-15. Over a Seawolves' record span of 79 games, she totaled a career 116 goals and 13 assists for 129 points. Additionally, Kupres picked up 119 ground balls and 74 draw controls and caused 62 turnovers in her tenure at Stony Brook.

Kupres, who was twice selected as a team captain with the Seawolves, received America East All-Tournament Team recognition in three of her four seasons and was named to the AE All-Rookie Team in 2012.

"Todd has a wealth of knowledge from his head coaching days at Queens, and Amber brings a great deal of energy and intensity from Stony Brook," McNamara said. "This staff will work really well together."

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