Senior duo tabbed finalists for top award in college lacrosse
Jen Adams came over from Denver with Reese in the fall of 2006 and serves as the associate head coach. Adams served as the top assistant under Reese at Denver for three seasons.
Adams is arguably the greatest collegiate women's lacrosse player in the sport's history. She is the all-time NCAA leader in assists and points with 178 and 445, respectively. She owns every Maryland scoring record as she is the single season and career leader in goals, assists, and points. Like Reese, she played on four national championship teams. She was a three-time national player of the year and was first-ever winner of the Tewaaraton Trophy, given annually to the nation's top player. As a senior, she was the national leader in both goals and assists.
Adams was one of five Maryland student-athletes named to the Division I Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team last April.
Adams revitalized a Maryland offense in 2007, which scored the most goals in a season since 2001, the last time the Terps won the national championship. Maryland scored 287 times which ranked second in the ACC.
This is not the first coaching stint at Maryland for Adams either as she was an assistant coach under Timchal in 2002 and 2003, helping lead the Terps to the national quarterfinals in 2002 and the semifinals in 2003.
After being hired, Adams said, "I couldn't be more excited to be given the opportunity to return to Maryland. It is an amazing opportunity to come back and work with the incredible student-athletes and staff, and to a place that I love and admire. I thank everyone at Maryland for this opportunity."