Ohio State University

Ohio State University Athletics
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Division 1 Ohio Midwest
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Amy Bokker

Amy Bokker was named the third head coach in Ohio State women’s lacrosse program history in June of 2019 and enters her first season with the Buckeyes in 2020. Bokker comes to Ohio State from Stanford, where she led the Cardinal to six conference titles and eight NCAA tournament appearances over 11 seasons as head coach.


Bokker, the winningest coach in Stanford history, owns a record of 245-161 as a head coach over 23 seasons at American, George Mason and Stanford. The Phoenixville, Pa., native also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team. In 2013, Bokker helped coach the U.S. to the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup title. After joining the staff as an assistant in 2010, Bokker helped coach the U.S. to its seventh world title as the Americans outscored opponents by a combined 127-34 over seven games in Oshawa, Ontario.


Bokker assisted the Canadian National Team in the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where it captured the bronze medal, the first medal the country had won in 28 years.


Bokker received her first head coaching position at American University in 1997, leading the Eagles to a school-best 8-8 record and earning the 1997 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach of the Year award. During her time at American, Bokker was also the assistant for field hockey.


Following the success at American, Bokker was named the head coach at George Mason and immediately made an impact by leading the team to its first winning record in school history. During her tenure at George Mason, Bokker led the team to six Top 20 finishes, including a final national ranking of No. 16 in 2008 when the Patriots went 12-5 to set a single-season record for wins.


Prior to Bokker’s arrival at Stanford, the program had just one NCAA appearance in its history. She quickly transformed the Cardinal into a mainstay in the postseason tournament mix, leading the team to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament crown in her first season at the helm. Over 11 seasons, Bokker leaves Stanford with a 151-59 record. Stanford won a school-record 16 games in 2011 and claimed at least 12 victories in all but one season under Bokker. In 2018, Bokker led the Cardinal to the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament title.


Bokker was a two-time All-CAA first-team pick and BRINE/Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American at William and Mary, where she also played field hockey. She earned her master’s degree from George Mason in exercise, fitness and health promotion in 2007. Bokker and her husband, Scott, have a son, Chase, and a daughter, Lulu.

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Kristen Carr

Kristen Carr was named associate head coach of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team in June of 2019 and enters her first season with the team in 2020.


Carr came to Ohio State from Stanford, where she assisted Bokker for four seasons, leading the Cardinal to three NCAA Tournament appearances and the inaugural Pac-12 Championship in 2018. Carr served as the defensive coordinator at Stanford, producing three Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Americans. During her tenure at the helm of the defense, Stanford ranked in the Top 25 in scoring defense in three of four seasons, including finishing the 2018 season 10th in the nation, allowing an average of just 9.4 goals per game. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Carr functioned as director of recruiting and director of camps and clinics.


A current member of the U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse team, Carr was coached by Bokker as a member of the gold-medal winning 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup team in Oshawa, Ontario. The U.S. defended that title in 2017, with Carr helping the team to its eighth FIL World Cup in a victory over Canada in Guildford, England. The U.S. National team won another gold medal in the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, with 2017 marking the first year of lacrosse being included in the World Games. In addition, Carr is a speaker and demonstrator at the US Lacrosse Conference.


Passionate about community service, Carr is a trained facilitator for the One Love Foundation’s Escalation Workshop. She served as the co-director for the Lacrosse for Love Tournament in 2016 benefiting the One Love Foundation and was coordinator and liaison for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation while a member of the University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse team.


Carr plays professional lacrosse in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) as a starting defender on the Upstate Pride. Prior to playing in the WPLL, Carr played for the Baltimore Ride in the United Women’s Lacrosse League.


Before joining the Stanford staff, Carr served as an assistant at the University of Delaware for three seasons. While at Delaware Carr worked as an offensive coordinator, increasing the team’s shooting percentage to 46.8 percent from 44.1 percent, and total points to 264, up from 217, while guiding the Blue Hens to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship. She also assisted with strength and conditioning, service initiatives, player development, equipment and sponsorship, travel and fundraising efforts.


A 2010 graduate of North Carolina with a degree in exercise and sport science, Carr served as a volunteer assistant with the Tar Heels in 2011. Working as a draw coach, assistant defensive coordinator and goalie coach, Carr helped lead UNC to a 15-6 record, a runner-up finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a berth to the NCAA Final Four.


An IWLCA All-American defensive midfielder, Carr led the Tar Heels to a four-year record of 60-20 and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a national runner-up finish in 2009, a berth in the semifinals in 2010 and trips to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008. She appeared in 81 games with 62 starts and recorded 21 goals and nine assists while setting a UNC career record with 174 draw controls. She also set the single game (eight) and single season (64) marks for draw controls. Carr was also a member of the Carolina Leadership Academy, achieving 3DL Leader of Distinction status from 2009 to 2010, the most prestigious leadership honor on a varsity team.


Carr earned First Team All-America and First Team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2010 when she was one of the nation’s top draw control specialists and led the nation’s third-ranked defense that allowed just 7.25 goals per game. She broke her own UNC single season draw control record with 64 and also caused 18 turnovers to rank No. 3 all-time in UNC history. The team went 17-3 and advanced to the NCAA semifinals.

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Kara Mupo

Kara Mupo joined the Ohio State women’s lacrosse staff in June of 2019, entering her first season as assistant coach for the 2020 season. Mupo serves as the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes after spending last season with Bokker as an assistant on the Stanford lacrosse staff. During the 2019 season, the Cardinal led the Pac-12 in shot percentage (.431), assists (125), goals per game (13.89) and points per game (20.47), culminating in an NCAA Tournament appearance.


A former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mupo plays professionally in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) for the New England Command, who kicked off their inaugural season in the summer of 2018. She won the first WPLL Championship as a member of the Command and led the league in goals. In 2016, she was a member of the Philadelphia Force and earned all-star status after she led the league in goals.


Prior to serving as an assistant at Stanford, Mupo spent one one season as an assistant at Stony Brook and two seasons with William & Mary. At Stony Brook, she helped the SeaWolves to a 20-win season and a No. 1 national ranking in 2018. Under Mupo, the Stony Brook offense led the country in points per game (29.28), scoring margin (+10.80), assists per game (11.23) and shot percentage (.547).


A two-time national champion as a player at Northwestern in 2011 and 2012, Mupo guided the Wildcats to four consecutive Final Four appearances. She served as team captain in her senior season and finished her collegiate career with 186 points (136g, 50a).


A native of Rocky Point, N.Y., Mupo earned a bachelor of science in human development and psychological services from Northwestern in 2014 and received a master’s degree in sports administration at Northwestern in 2015.

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