University of Massachusetts/Lowell

University of Mass - Lowell Lowell, MA 01854
Division 1 Massachusetts Northeast
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Lisa Miller

Head Coach Lisa Miller enters her first season as head coach of the River Hawk women's lacrosse pogram. She was announced as the second head coach in program history on June 28, 2019.


Miller most recently served as Head Coach of the Harvard Women's Lacrosse program from 2007 to 2018. Prior to Harvard, Miller was the Head Coach of the startup Syracuse women's program (1996-2007).


She has posted a 191-139 career coaching record (.579) in 21 seasons as an NCAA head coach. She guided the Crimson to 85 wins in 11 seasons at Harvard and led the team to an appearance in the Ivy League Championship Game in 2011. While at Syracuse, she led the Orange to six NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2007 Elite Eight. Miller, who was the 2007 Big East Coach of the Year, posted a 106-52 record (.671) in 10 seasons with the Orange.


Miller was named the Canadian National Team head coach in January of 2007 after serving as an assistant coach for the Canadian team in 2000-01. She began a term as a member of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Committee in September of 2007 and has previously served on the Tewaaraton Trophy Selection Committee (2004-06) and as chair of the All-America Committee (1995-98).


Prior to taking over at Syracuse, Miller got her first taste of the Ivy League as an assistant coach at Brown from 1994-96. Following her third and final season, in which she helped Brown go 15-4 and reach No. 15 in the national rankings, Miller left to start the Syracuse program.


Miller began her coaching career here in Massachusetts. She served first as an assistant coach, then as associate head coach at Wheaton from 1991-94 after getting her start as head coach of girls' lacrosse and field hockey at Thayer Academy in Braintree in 1988-89.


Miller played four seasons at William & Mary (1984-87) and was captain of her team, the 1987 Outstanding Female Senior Athlete and an All-America selection. She graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in economics. She ranks tied for eighth on the William & Mary all-time goals list with 118 and 11th on its career points list with 145.


Miller was also a member of the U.S. National Team as a senior and completed her playing career as an alternate on the 1989 World Cup squad. In 2004, Miller became only the third women's lacrosse player to be inducted into the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Forrest Stillwell

Stillwell joined the River Hawks in the summer of 2016.


Stillwell’s primary responsibilities at UMass Lowell will be working with the defensive and goalkeeping units, as the squad’s defensive coordinator, as well as the director of recruiting.


Stillwell also heads the IWLCA's Membership Committee.


“Our program is supremely lucky to have snagged Forrest as our Defensive Coordinator,” said Medeiros. “Someone with his experience and proven ability as a coach is exactly what we need as we enter our third year. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the X’s and O’s of coaching women’s lacrosse, as well as a large network of mentors and connections in the Division I world. He will help elevate our program immediately.”


As a member of the staff at UConn, Stillwell managed the Huskies defense, which led the BIG EAST Conference in caused turnovers and save percentage in back-to-back seasons (2015, 2016). Stillwell was also a part of the Huskies’ coaching staff that was named the 2015 BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year and brought the Huskies to it’s first ever conference tournament the same year. During his tenure, Stillwell coached two All-Americans, eight All-Region selections, two BIG EAST Players of the Year, and multiple All-BIG EAST First Team honorees.


"I am very excited to be here and for the opportunity to help contribute to a rising program,” said Stillwell. “Coach Medeiros and the team have an amazing chemistry and bond, and I am glad to be in the River Hawk family.”


In addition to his coaching stint at UConn, Stillwell spent five years at Bucknell, headlining the squad’s defensive system. During his five-year coaching campaign, the Bison led the Patriot League in caused turnovers in 2012 and 2013.

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Rachel MacCheyne

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