BRUNSWICK, Maine - Head women's lacrosse coach Liz Grote has been elected as the new IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association) President.
The winningest coach in Bowdoin women's lacrosse history, Grote recently completed her 18th season as head coach of the Polar Bears and owns a career mark of 197-103. She previously served the IWLCA as both Secretary and as a Division III representative to the Board. She is a member of the Division III All-American committee and serves as the chair of the Pilgrim region. Grote is one of five new members of the IWLCA Board of Directors and will begin her term on July 1.
"We're very excited about our newly elected Board members," outgoing IWLCA President Kathy Taylor said. "Each of them has a strong track record of experience in the sport and service to our association that will serve them well in their new roles. We are experiencing unprecedented times and we will need strong leadership to help navigate the obstacles to come. I am confident all of the members of our Board will rise to the challenge of guiding our association towards a brighter future for women's lacrosse."
Over the course of her tenure at Bowdoin, Grote has won over 65% of her games and led the Polar Bears to unprecedented success. The Polar Bears have made two NESCAC Championship game appearances, qualified for five NCAA Division III Tournaments and - in 2011 - accumulated the most wins in school history (18), the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA "Final Four" and runner-up finish in the Division III Championship. A native of Simsbury, Conn., Grote is a 1994 graduate of the University of Vermont.