June 20, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Head coach Katie Woods has announced that the Connecticut women's lacrosse program has added Jane Karger as an assistant coach effective immediately. Karger will join the UConn staff after spending the previous season at Central Connecticut State University.
"I'm very excited to welcome Jane to UConn and to our women's lacrosse family," said Woods. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in collegiate coaching and will be a great fit with our staff and team."
Karger joins the Connecticut coaching staff after a record-breaking season at CCSU of the Northeast Conference in which the Blue Devils set or tied program marks for the most conference wins, best home record and the best record in program history.
Karger was instrumental in guiding CCSU's Erin DeLancey to NEC Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2012. The CCSU coaching staff was also honored this past season as head coach Kelly Nangle was named NEC Coach of the Year.
Prior to her one season at Central Connecticut, Karger spent a year at Division III Connecticut College, the prestigious liberal arts school in New London, Conn. Karger worked in all aspects of the program, while directly overseeing the defense and goalkeepers. Under the guidance of Karger, four student-athletes garnered Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region Honors in 2011.
During her previous coaching stint at Mount St. Mary's from 2008-2010, she worked primarily with the defenders and goalkeepers. Over her two years at Mount St. Mary's, eight student-athletes earned All-NEC honors, including five on the first team. The Mountaineers also boasted the 2009 NEC Defensive Player of the Year.
As a goalkeeper at Mount St. Mary's, Karger finished second all-time in minutes played and fourth in career saves. Her team reached the conference tournament in each of her seasons. In addition, the Mountaineers captured the 2005 NEC Championship and the accompanying NCAA Tournament berth. They won two NEC Regular Season titles (2005 and 2007) and advanced to the championship game twice.
Individually, Karger earned a NEC All-Tournament selection, a NEC Academic Honor Roll selection and was invited to the North/South Division I All-Star Game following her senior season in 2008. She served as team captain in both her junior and senior years.
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