Temple University’s Bonnie Rosen Named Speaker at US Lacrosse National Convention
Hall of Fame lacrosse coach to host clinic on player-down defense Jan. 13 in Philadelphia
BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2012 — US Lacrosse has named Temple University women’s lacrosse head coach and National Hall of Famer Bonnie Rosen a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. She will join roughly 150 of the sport’s best coaches, officials and administrators as presenters at the lacrosse world’s largest professional development event Jan. 11-13, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Rosen will host a clinic with several Temple players on the topic of player-down defense at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 13 on the STX Live Field.
“Bonnie has been successful as a player, coach and ambassador of lacrosse, and we’re honored to welcome her back as a speaker at our convention,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “Bringing to the convention many of the sport’s leaders in coaching, such as a National Hall of Famer like Bonnie, to share their knowledge with colleagues at the youth and high school levels supports US Lacrosse’s goal of improving the quality of the lacrosse experience.”
“From a coaching standpoint, the US Lacrosse National Convention serves as a critical way to help lacrosse grow responsibly both nationally and internationally,” Rosen said. “It is wonderful to have the convention in Philadelphia, as it is always fun to show off the city that helps make Temple such a great place to work and to pursue an education. I always enjoy the opportunity to sit in and learn from the many amazing coaches who present. It is truly a thrill to present at the premier coaching convention for the sport.”
Rosen, enshrined into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010, will enter her seventh season as the Owls’ head coach in 2013. She has led Temple to Atlantic-10 Conference regular-season and tournament championships and won the league’s coach of the year award. Prior to her tenure at Temple, she helped to build the varsity program at Connecticut beginning in 1997. She ultimately took the Huskies to postseason berths and national rankings. Earlier in 2012, Israel Lacrosse named Rosen associate head coach of that country’s women’s national team, and she will help lead that program in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Canada, and the 2015 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rosen is a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
As a player, Rosen helped lead the U.S. team to FIL World Cup gold medals in 1997 and 2001 and a silver medal in 2005. She was a four-year, two-sport athlete at Virginia, helping the Cavaliers win their first NCAA lacrosse championship in 1991 and later earning a spot on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team.
Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can purchase convention tickets online at uslacrosse.org/2013convention before Jan. 2 for just $105 (a savings of 30 percent on the walk-up price). The convention ticket includes advance access to speaker handouts and post-event access to audio/video recordings of all convention presentations. Dick Vermeil, who coached the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XV and who guided the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV, will kick off the convention with a keynote address at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
The US Lacrosse National Convention annually draws upwards of 5,000 participants, and it includes four live demonstration areas, approximately 150 educational sessions, and business meetings for numerous leadership groups within the sport. Hotel discounts are available for attendees. For information on schedules, speakers and hotels, and to purchase a convention ticket, visit uslacrosse.org/2013convention.
The US Lacrosse Fan Fest opens the convention center to the public Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fan Fest includes roughly 150 exhibitors inside the sport’s largest expo hall, demonstrations and autographs from the U.S. National Teams and the Philadelphia Wings, the Champion Shooting Tunnel, and other interactive displays and prizes. Fan Fest tickets will be sold on site at the convention center’s Grand Hall entrance Jan. 12. Info at uslacrosse.org/2013fanfest.