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Head Coach Ricky Fried Team USA
Ricky Fried

Coach Ricky Fried and the Team USA Way
(Lacrosse Magazine)

Ricky Fried serves as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team and led the team to its second consecutive world title at the 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. Under Fried's leadership, Team USA went a perfect 7-0 in World Cup play, setting records for goals in a tournament, goals per game and victory margin. Fried was appointed head coach in 2009, shortly after serving as assistant coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s team at the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague. He is currently in his 11th season at the helm of the Georgetown University women’s team.

In his eight seasons, Fried has led the Hoyas to a 117-67 overall record. The Hoyas have earned six Big East regular season titles, made six trips to the Big East Tournament Championship Game (winning in 2010) and have advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times, reaching the quarterfinals twice.

Fried has coached 22 All-Americans as well as the National Goalie of the Year, two Big East Attackers of the Year, two Midfielders of the Year, five Defensive Players of the Year and 57 Big East first or second team selections. He and his staff have won Big East Staff of the Year on two occasions.He previously served as a Georgetown assistant coach in 2003 and 2004. 

Prior to Georgetown, Fried served as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University for nine seasons. He arrived at Hopkins after two years as an assistant at the Gilman School and one season as an assistant at UMBC, his alma mater.

A 1988 graduate, Fried was an All-American midfielder for the Retrievers lacrosse team. Among his accolades were serving as team captain and being named team MVP in his senior season. He also played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings (1989-92, 1997) and the Baltimore Thunder (1993-94).

Fried is active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and has served as the organization's vice president, on the board of directors and several other committees. He currently sits on the NCAA Regional and Regional All-American committees and is a member of the Tewaaraton Award selection committee.

Ricky and his wife, Halyna, have two children, Jack (9) and Paige (7). They reside in Columbia, Md. (Full Georgetown University bio)

U.S. Women’s National Team Coaching Staff

Name U.S. Team Role Affiliation
Ricky Fried Head Coach Georgetown University
Amy Bokker Assistant Coach Stanford University
Liz Robertshaw Assistant Coach Boston University
Jess Wilk Strosberg Assistant Coach University of Virginia

Amy Bokker has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and is entering her eighth season as head coach of Stanford University’s women’s lacrosse team. She formerly coached at George Mason University and American University. Bokker also was an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2009 FIL World Cup. In 2013, Bokker’s Cardinal squad won its first NCAA Tournament game in program history and its fourth Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship in her five years with the program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from William & Mary and master’s degree from George Mason. (Full Stanford University bio)

Liz Robertshaw has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and is entering her 10th season as head coach of the Boston University women’s lacrosse team. She has compiled a record of 99-68 with the Terriers, and has led the team to seven conference tournament appearances, four America East championships and a NCAA Tournament berth in 2010. Named America East Coach of the Year in 2009, Robertshaw previously served as an assistant coach with Boston University, Brown University and her alma mater, George Mason University. (Full Boston University bio)

Jess Wilk Strosberg has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and is in her third season as an operations assistant with the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team. She previously served as an assistant lacrosse coach at James Madison University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland. A four-time U.S. Women’s National Team member and three-time captain (1993-2005), Wilk Strosberg won three World Cup titles as a goalie with Team USA (1993, 1997, 2001). The former Maryland Terrapin was inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009. (Full University of Virginia bio)

U.S. Women’s National Team Support Staff

Name U.S. Team Role Affiliation
Wendy Stone Manager Niagara University
Jessica Giglio Assistant Manager Fresno State University
Dr. Sean Curtin Primary Care Physician MedStar Sports Medicine
Dr. Karen Sutton Orthopedic Physician Yale University
Cheri Orndorf Head Athletic Trainer Bucknell University
Tara Stritch Assistant Athletic Trainer Towson University

Wendy Stone has served as the manager for the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2007, and is in her third season as head coach of the Niagara University women’s lacrosse team. She previously coached at Longwood University and served as the manager of the U.S. team that won a gold medal at the FIL World Cup in 2009. A former three-sport athlete at Williams College (Mass.), the Buffalo, N.Y., native is the daughter of longtime US Lacrosse volunteer Beth Stone. (Full Niagara University bio)

Jessica Giglio joins the Team USA staff for the first time, and is in her sixth year as head coach at Fresno State. Prior to joining the Bulldogs in 2011, Giglio spent four seasons as head coach at Oneonta State and was head coach of the Finland Women's National Team for four years. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo ('06), Giglio became the most decorated goalie in school history. (Full Fresno State University bio)

Dr. Sean Curtin has served as a team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2011, and currently works as a primary care physician for Union Memorial Sports Medicine, specializing in performance enhancement assessments and sports physicals. He also serves as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Ravens. Curtin earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Karen Sutton also brings U.S. women’s program experience, having served as the team orthopedic physician for the gold medal-winning U.S. under-19 women’s team in 2011. A former player at Duke University, she currently works as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Cheri Orndorf, a former player at Lock Haven University, worked with Sutton on the 2011 U.S. under-19 women’s team medical staff as an athletic trainer. She served in the same capacity at Princeton University (2001-10) before joining Bucknell’s athletic training staff as a clinical rehabilitation specialist.

Tara Stritch is set to begin her first year for the Towson University women’s program. Prior to Towson, she worked as a lacrosse-specific athletic trainer for the Sacred Heart University men (2006-12), Manhantanville College men and women (2004-06), and Sacred Heart University women (2002-04).