Maureen Scott Dupchak
Top 50 all-time ACC team honoree, national championship team member, midfielder on three-time NCAA finalist, University of Maryland graduate, member of US World Cup gold-medal team, head coach at American University, two-time conference coach of the year, active clinician and promoter of girls’ lacrosse.
When Maureen “Bean” Scott arrived in College Park in the fall of 1990, this young athlete had already earned a shelf full of awards and honors. An All-America midfielder and team MVP from West Chester East High School, she led the Vikings to the Pennsylvania state championship. There was more to come.
At the University of Maryland, Bean was a four-year letter winner in both field hockey and lacrosse. In lacrosse, she earned All-America honors in 1994 and participated in four NCAA Final Fours. A quick and astute player, she led the Terps to the championship game three times, winning the national title in 1992. In 2003, Bean was named one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50 all-time best women’s lacrosse players.
Bean went on to play for the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team for six years. She was a member of the gold medal-winning 1997 World Cup Women’s Lacrosse Team and the 1996 and 2000 USA Touring teams, which traveled throughout Britain and Australia.
During these years, Bean coached high school lacrosse for two years in Houston, Texas. She returned to assist at the University of Maryland and helped the team to the 1997 national championship. The following season, Bean took over the helm as head lacrosse coach at American University where she oversaw the rise of the program over a six-year period. She was named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1999 and Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2003. She also took AU to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2003 and currently holds the record for most wins in AU lacrosse history.
Over the past ten years, Bean has served on several committees of the U.S. Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. She has conducted numerous clinics in the mid-Atlantic region and has directed multiple girls’ lacrosse camps in the area.
Bean made a decision to step away from her full-time lacrosse commitments in 2003 in order to enjoy her responsibilities with her family. She and her husband, Neal, reside in Annapolis, MD with daughters Samantha and Alexis. She stays active playing post-collegiate club lacrosse, umpiring high school and youth games, and coaching various clinics and camps.