NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Molly Hulseman, who played in the NCAA Tournament four times while at Loyola, has joined the Yale women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Erica LaGrow, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse, made the announcement today. A native of Chicago, Ill., Hulseman attended Loyola Academy -- the same high school as Yale's other assistant coach, Colleen Smith.
Hulseman spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Michigan, where she worked primarily with the defense and draw control specialists. This past season -- the Wolverines' fourth as a varsity program -- they set the school record for draws (244), making a dramatic improvement from their total the previous season (189).
Hulseman's stint at Michigan came on the heels of a successful playing career at Loyola, where she was a four-year starter and totaled 70 goals along with 29 assists. The Greyhounds went 58-26 during her tenure, advancing as far as the NCAA quarterfinals in her senior year. They won the Big East regular season championship in 2012 and then won Patriot League championships in 2014 and 2015. An attacker/midfielder, Hulseman was the recipient of the team's Reverend Francis J. McManamin Unsung Hero Award as a senior.
During her time at Loyola, Hulseman assisted with several camps and clinics and was also member of Loyola's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology in May 2015.
"We are thrilled to welcome Molly into our Yale Women's Lacrosse family, coming from such prestigious programs as a coach at Michigan and player at Loyola-Maryland," said LaGrow. "She will add tremendous value in developing and mentoring our young women. I look forward to working alongside Molly and Colleen in pursuit of our goals on the Ivy League and National levels."
Hulseman has also served as a coach, personal trainer, tournament coordinator and camp counselor for Sports Made Personal in Chicago, Ill., since 2009. In that role, she has trained girls from ages 6-19 at varying levels of ability. She was also the head coach of two age groups for the Team One Lacrosse Club in Chicago.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity