Since Amy Bokker joined the Cardinal for the 2009 season, she has established Stanford as one of the West’s premier programs, consistently ranked among the country’s Top 20.
Bokker has led Stanford to five Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament titles and to six NCAA tournament appearances in eight seasons.
In 2015, Stanford finished 15-3, tying the fewest losses in school history, and led the nation in goals per game (16.00) and draw controls (16.28). The Cardinal also extended its run of conference tournament final appearances to 18.
At Stanford, Bokker has coached seven All-Americans (nine total honors), 19 players to 26 IWLCA All-Region selections, 30 to 54 All-MPSF selections, 23 to 28 All-MPSF Tournament selections, four MPSF Player of the Year recipients (five awards total), five MPSF Tournament MVPs and two MPSF Newcomers of the Year.
Junior midfielder Lucy Dikeou and junior defender Adrienne Anderson both received All-America honors in 2015. After the season, they and teammate Alexandra Crerend received invitations to the U.S. national team tryouts and Dikeou made the squad. She is the third Stanford player to make the national team.
Midfielder Hannah Farr, the 2014 MPSF Player of the Year as a junior, joined Lauren Schmidt '10, as Stanford players who earned all-conference first-team honors all four seasons.
In all, six Cardinal were named to the All-MPSF team, including four on the first team. In addition, Anderson, Crerend, Farr and freshman Kelly Myers were MPSF All-Tournament selections, with Myers earning Tournament MVP honors.
Fourteen Stanford players earned MPSF All-Academic honors in 2015 – the most in the 10-team conference. All three captains were among those on the MPSF All-Academic list, and the Cardinal was among those receiving IWLCA Team Academic Award honors for having a team grade-point average above 3.0.
Bokker also serves 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, Canada.
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.
Building a program was nothing new to Bokker. She was in a similar situation when she took over the George Mason program in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia. The school did not have a strong lacrosse tradition.
Bokker made an immediate impact, guiding the Patriots to the first winning record in school history, with an 8-7 mark. During her tenure at George Mason, Bokker's squads maintained their status as one of the nation's consistently strong programs, with six top-20 national finishes, including a final national ranking of No. 16 in 2008 when the Patriots went 12-5, setting a school record for single-season victories.
During her 11 seasons at George Mason, Bokker compiled an 86-94 record and left as the winningest coach in the program's history. At George Mason, Bokker coached nine All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, a Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, two CAA Defensive Players of the Year and a CAA Rookie of the Year.
In all, Bokker coached 18 first-team all-conference players at Mason and her players totaled 48 all-conference honors.
Before her arrival at George Mason, Bokker served as the head coach at American for a season, leading the Eagles to a school-best 8-8 record, earning the 1997 CAA Coach of the Year. During her time at American, Bokker was also the assistant coach for field hockey.
Through the 2015 season, Bokker's record was 190-139 as a Division I head coach.
The former Amy Umbach is a native of Phoenixville, Pa., where she was a three-sport high school star, in lacrosse, field hockey and swimming. She was a two-time All-CAA first-team choice at William and Mary, where she also played field hockey. She was also named a BRINE/IWLCA All-American her senior season.
She earned her master's degree from George Mason in exercise, fitness and health promotion in 2007.
Bokker is the sixth head coach in the 21-year history of varsity women's lacrosse at Stanford. Bokker and her husband, Scott, have a son, Chase, and a daughter, Alexis.