Coach Ricky Fried and the Team USA Way
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 ninth season at the helm of the Georgetown University women’s team.
In his eight seasons, Fried has led the Hoyas to a 93-52 overall record. The Hoyas have earned six Big East regular season titles, made four trips to the Big East Tournament Championship Game (winning in 2010) and have advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, reaching the quarterfinals twice.
Fried has coached 20 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 46 Big East first or second team selections. 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.
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 |
|Carol Cantele ||Assistant Coach ||Gettysburg College |
|Michele DeJuliis ||Assistant Coach ||2009 U.S. Team Captain, Ultimate Lacrosse |
|Bowen Holden ||Assistant Coach ||Former U.S. Team Goalie, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School |
|Liz Robertshaw ||Assistant Coach ||Boston University |
|Jess Wilk Strosberg ||Assistant Coach ||University of Virginia, 4x U.S. Team Goalie |
Amy Bokker has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and recently completed her fifth 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.
Carol Cantele has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and recently completed her 21st season at the helm of the Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team. She is one of seven coaches in NCAA history to compile 300 wins, and has guided the Bullets to a conference record seven Centennial Conference championships, 12 NCAA Tournament berths, and the program’s first NCAA Championship in 2011. The Gettysburg graduate has twice been named IWLCA Coach of the Year (2006, 2011) and is the wife of Team USA athletic trainer Michael Cantele.
Michele DeJuliis has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009. She was an assistant coach with the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team for eight years, and is the founder of the New Jersey-based club program Ultimate Lacrosse. She was the captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team that won gold in Prague, Czech Republic at the 2009 FIL World Cup. A former three-time All-American midfielder at Penn State University, DeJuliis will be inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in October 2013.
Bowen Holden has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and recently completed her first season as the the head coach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols high school. She is a former U.S. Team goalie as well as the former head coach of the Boston College women’s lacrosse team. In her seven seasons with the Eagles (2006-12), Holden amassed a 64-60 record. She previously spent four years as an assistant, and later, associate head coach at Georgetown University. A standout goalie with Georgetown, the 2001 graduate led the Hoyas to their first NCAA title game appearance in that season.
Liz Robertshaw has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and recently completed her seventh season as head coach of the Boston University women’s lacrosse team. She has compiled a record of 82-47 with the Terriers, and has led the team to the America East tournament in each of her seven seasons at the helm, including 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.
Jess Wilk Strosberg has been an assistant coach for Team USA since 2009, and this spring completed her first 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.
U.S. Women’s National Team Support Staff
|Name ||U.S. Team Role |
|Wendy Stone ||Manager |
|Michael Cantele ||Athletic Trainer |
|Dr. Richard Hinton ||Team Physician |
|Dr. Sean Curtin ||Team Physician |
Wendy Stone has served as the manager for the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2007, and recently completed her first season as the 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.
Michael Cantele has been the Head Athletic Trainer for the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2007, and recently finished his 23rd year as head athletic trainer at Gettysburg College. He has served in the same capacity for U.S. Team that won a gold medal at the FIL World Cup in 2009. Cantele earned a bachelor’s degree at Gettysburg and later received his master’s degree from Old Dominion University. He is also the husband of Team USA assistant coach Carol Cantele.
Dr. Richard Hinton has served as a team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2010, and currently works as medical director at MedStar Sports Medicine North in Baltimore. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, and also serves as the co-chair of the US Lacrosse Sport Science & Safety Committee as well as the associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens.
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.