Amanda Belichick - Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
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Amanda Belichick, a 2007 graduate of Wesleyan University, has been appointed faculty head coach of women's lacrosse at the University for the 2015 season after serving as interim head coach in 2014. Amanda, who has the rank of adjunct assistant professor of physical education, is the seventh individual to head the women's lacrosse program at Wesleyan as it heads into its 40th varsity campaign.
Amanda has coached since concluding her four-year varsity lacrosse career with the Cardinals. She began coaching at Choate Rosemary Hall as head girl's lacrosse coach while also serving as an assistant in girl's soccer and JV girl's ice hockey coach. She then served as assistant coach at UMass Amherst in 2010 when the UMass women captured their second straight Atlantic-10 title and qualified for the NCAA Division I championship. For the past three years she has been an assistant coach at The Ohio State University. The Buckeyes ended the 2013 season 8-10.
At Wesleyan, Amanda, playing on attack, accounted for 47 goals and 25 assists for 72 points during her career including a tremendous 52-point season in 2006. She posted six game-winning goals for Wesleyan in 2006, during its 9-8 season. She served as a team captain during her senior year.
Amanda also has coached at lacrosse camps over the years including the Amonte Sports Camp and The Lacrosse School. She has club coaching experience as well including the Nor'Easter Lacrosse Team and Revolution Lacrosse.
Kaila Gottlick, a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University, comes aboard as Amanda's assistant for the 2015 campaign. A resident of Madison, Conn., Kaila had varsity playing experience at both Stony Brook University and Ohio St. as a midfielder before injury sidelined her during her senior season at OSU. As a result, Kaila serviced her team as a coaching assistant. Still, Kaila was a four-year varsity letterwinner who amassed 67 goals and 14 assists for 81 career points. She also had 52 draw controls and 46 ground balls while being named an Ohio State Scholar athlete and Power Club member.
Over the last four years, Kaila has been involved in club coaching with Lacrosse Xtreme in Cheshire, Conn., Midwestern Force in Columbus, Ohio, and Nor'Easter Lacrosse in New Haven, Conn. while also giving private instruction to middle-school and high-school athletes.
Kaila received her degree in human nutrition and dietetics and has done extensive study and research in the area of sports nutrition.
As a standout high-schooler at Daniel Hand HS, Kaila was a first-team All-American, an all-conference and all-state selection and was named MVP of the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Championships as a senior in 2010.