3d Lacrosse announced today that Juli Liebig, a former NCAA Division III coach and Division 1 player will launch the company’s first ever girls’ lacrosse program in the region. The full press release is provided below:
DENVER, COLO. (October 5, 2015) – 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services organization, has hired former NCAA Division III coach (and DI player) Juli Liebig as Girls Manager for 3d Lacrosse Orange County and Los Angeles. Liebig will launch the company’s first-ever girls program in the region with Select teams (youth through high school), leagues, camps, clinics (for goalies, shooting and more), and coaching workshops, among other programs. 3d Lacrosse currently trains more than 35,000 players annually nationwide.
First, Liebig will develop a team this winter comprised of girls in graduating years 2018 and 2019. The group will train and participate in tournament play, including the Oceanside Hustle (Oceanside, California; December 2015) and Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival (Indio, California; January 2016).
Chris Malone, 3d Lacrosse Director of Orange County and Los Angeles said, “We are extremely excited to have Juli join the 3d Lacrosse coaching team to spearhead the launch of a girls’ program. She has a tremendous work ethic and passion to teach and grow the game of lacrosse and her talent as both a former NCAA player and coach guarantees that athletes in southern California will enjoy playing for her while experiencing significant gains in skills and on-field instincts.”
Juli Liebig comes to 3d Lacrosse having served two years as Assistant Coach at Rhodes College (Memphis, Tenn.) where she helped to build a brand new NCAA Division III contender, winning the Southern Athletic Association conference title in the program’s first season. Recruiting players from across the nation, Liebig enabled Rhodes’ first-ever appearance in an NCAA National Tournament.
Prior to Rhodes College, Juli spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach and Sports Performance Coach at Washington College (NCAA DIII, Chestertown, Maryland). Liebig helped lead the team to two Centennial Conference tournaments and set a team record by earning the most regular season victories in program history.
“While at Washington and Rhodes Colleges, I actively recruited girls from California because they demonstrated superior athletic skills and a love for the sport,” said Juli. “I’m looking forward to advancing the overall skill level of players in the region to take advantage of the finesse and enthusiasm I’ve seen here already.”
Liebig graduated from Longwood University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology (with a concentration in exercise science). She earned a Masters of Arts degree in psychology from Washington College.
While at Longwood University (NCAA Division I), Juli served as team captain during her senior year and was named the National Lacrosse Conference’s Goalie of the Year twice while also being selected as all-conference first team for all four years of her college career. She helped her team win back-to-back conference championships as a sophomore and junior and was presented with Longwood’s Scholarly Athlete Award. She was also named to the 2011 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Women’s Lacrosse First Team.
Liebig graduated from Queen Anne’s High School in Centreville, Maryland.
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, recruiting showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco. Learn more at www.3dLacrosse.com.