College of Wooster

College of Wooster Athletics
1189 Beall Avenue Wooster, OH 44691
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Small Developing team


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Liz Ford

Through 14 seasons, Elizabeth Ford has won over 70 percent of her games (160-67-1; .703) and three North Coast Athletic Conference championships, while maintaining Wooster’s reputation as one of the best NCAA Div. III West and now Mid-South Region women’s lacrosse programs in the 2000s.

Highlighting Ford’s tenure, the Fighting Scots added NCAC titles in 2007, 2009, and 2010, marking their fourth, fifth, and sixth over a 10-year period, and with them, received berths into the NCAA Tournament. Her teams have reached double-digit win totals 12 times, including 12-5 in 2007, 12-4 in 2009, 12-4 in 2010, 12-5-1 in 2012, 13-5 in 2013, 13-4 in 2015, 11-6 in 2016, 11-5 in 2017, 12-4 in 2018, and 16-2 in 2019, and for her efforts, Ford was the 2009 IWLCA West Region Coach of the Year, the 2007 NCAC co-Coach of the Year, and the 2018 and 2019 NCAC Coach of the Year.

Last season, Ford's squad advanced to the championship game of the NCAC Tournament for the 13th time in program history and second consecutive year.

Outside of Wooster, Ford gained international coaching experience during the summer of 2011, as she headed the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) under-19 team at the Women’s Lacrosse World Championship in Hannover, Germany.

Ford only had to make a cross-town move when she was named the College’s head coach in July 2005, as she was formerly the head girl’s lacrosse coach at Wooster High School. She helped the Generals to winning records four of five seasons, including an 11-3-2 mark in 2002, and they reached the Round of 16 at the Ohio State Lacrosse Association Tournament in 2004.

Ford also brought significant experience at the collegiate level to the position. In fact, she was an assistant coach at Wooster during the 1998-99 academic year, and prior to that, a graduate assistant in field hockey and lacrosse for two seasons at Washington (Md.) College.

Originally from Glassboro, N.J., and a graduate of Glassboro High School, the former Liz Garrett was a four-year starter in field hockey and three-year starter in lacrosse at perennial national power Rowan University. She helped the Profs to NCAA Tournament appearances twice in each sport and picked up all-region honors in lacrosse as a senior captain in 1995.

Ford, who holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rowan and a master’s in history from Washington, also was a teacher for several years at various schools in New Jersey, Maryland, and Ohio. She is married to Graham Ford and they reside in Wooster with their son, Preston (7) and daughter, Sierra (3).

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Alex O’Herrick

The 2020 season marks the first for Alex O’Herrick on The College of Wooster’s women’s lacrosse coaching staff.

O’Herrick arrived at Wooster after spending a season assisting Lycoming College’s program. There, she helped coach Kelly McGinniss, who set a NCAA all-divisions single-season record with 239 draw controls and was the third player in NCAA Div. III history to record 600 draw controls in a career.

A standout midfielder herself, O’Herrick earned two IWLCA All-Region honors while attending Lock Haven University. She graduated as the program’s career leader in draws (365), and ranked seventh nationally in draws per game as a senior. As a first-year, O’Herrick was a member of Lock Haven’s national runner-up team.

O’Herrick graduated from Lock Haven with a bachelor’s in sports administration

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