Julie Myers: Director
The 2015 season marks the 20th season that Julie Myers has served as the head coach of the Virginia women's lacrosse team. In each of her 19 seasons at the helm of the Cavaliers, Myers has guided her team to the NCAA Tournament --a feat matched by no other Division I coach in the same period.
The numbers are staggering. Myers holds a 27-18 record in the NCAA tournament, which ranks third all-time in tournament victories and games coached. She is fourth in semifinal appearances and eighth in win percentage. With Virginia's national championship victory in 2004, Myers became the first person in women's lacrosse history at the NCAA Division I level to win a title as a player and a head coach. Her trip to the title game in 2005 was her third consecutive trip, an achievement reached by only five other coaches in NCAA women's lacrosse history.
In addition, the Cavaliers have reached the finals of the NCAA championships eight times and have played in the title game of the ACC Tournament in nine of the 17 years it has been contested. It is a remarkable consistency matched by no other Division I coach in the country. The Cavaliers have also been ranked in the IWLCA Coaches' Poll every single week during Myers' tenure.
Myers' win over Virginia Tech on April 15, 2005, was her 146th career win, giving her more wins than any other women's lacrosse coach at the University of Virginia. In 2008, Myers brought her career wins total to 200, making her the fourth active coach and sixth coach all-time to reach that milestone.
A proven winner, Myers enters her 20th year at Virginia with three NCAA titles; one as a player (1991), one as an assistant coach (1993) and one as a head coach (2004). In 1996, she became the first rookie coach to take her squad to the title game and also became the first person to compete for the championship both as a player and as a head coach.
Lindsay Rogers: Assistant
Lindsay Rogers joined the Virginia women's lacrosse coaching staff in the fall of 2014.
Rogers, a three-time captain as a player at Syracuse, was voted the 2008 Big East Defender of the Year and will work primarily with Virginia's defenders. The second-team IWLCA All-American helped lead the Orange to back-to-back Big East titles in 2007 and 2008. Rogers won a then-program record 56 draw controls in her senior season.
Since graduating, Rogers has coached various levels of lacrosse, coaching last season at Canisius College. Previously, Rogers served as an assistant coach at Rochester Institute of Technology. Rogers also served as a head coach Rochester's Relentless Hustle Lacrosse Club. She also has coached overseas at St. Georges VA School in the United Kingdom.
Colleen McCaffrey: Assistant
McCaffrey comes to UVA after spending four seasons as the assistant coach for the American University lacrosse team. She will work primarily with the offensive unit and drawers.
A two-time IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first-team selection, McCaffrey graduated from Johns Hopkins in May 2012 with a degree in psychology. She started and played in all 69 games in her career and ranks in the top-10 in program history in goals (141), free position goals (30), draw controls (153) and points (176).