AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Maggie Tamasitis as an assistant on the women's lacrosse coaching staff.
Tamasitis arrives at Amherst after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Rutgers University. She will serve as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Purple & White.
"We are thrilled about Maggie joining our coaching staff," head coach Christine Paradis said. "Maggie brings incredible knowledge to our program having played and coached at the Division I level, and will hit the ground running as we move into tournament season this summer."
During her time at Rutgers, Tamasitis aided the Scarlet Knights to a BIG EAST tournament semifinal appearance in 2014, and helped the team produce six all-conference selections, five all-region honorees, and an all-American selection.
"I am super excited to join the amazing Amherst College family and look forward to learning from Chris Paradis," Tamasitis stated. "The academic and lacrosse excellence here is inspiring, and I am honored to be a part of it."
Prior to joining the Scarlet Knights in August, 2012, Tamasitis completed an outstanding four-year career at the University of Notre Dame. A skilled attacker, Tamasitis was named an IWLCA Second Team All-American, and broke numerous school and BIG EAST records for assists as a senior. She dished out 59 helpers in her final season to end her career as the Fighting Irish's all-time leader in assists (151), as well as smashing the season (59), BIG EAST games (31), game (eight) and half (five) records.
Tamasitis tied the school mark for the most consecutive games with a point (51), spanning from the first game of her sophomore year to her senior season. The Boyertown, Pa., native finished her career in fourth place in school history with 228 points and tied for second in games played with 76.
Tamasitis amassed numerous accolades as a senior for the Fighting Irish as she was named First Team All-BIG EAST, and an IWLCA First Team West/Midwest All Region honoree. The attacker earned All-Tournament Team laurels from the league after recording three points in the semifinal round against Loyola.
"Her energy, expertise on attack, and focus on individual skill development will help our program reach new heights as we continue to compete at the highest levels of Division III lacrosse," added Paradis.
The recipient of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award, the team captain was also a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant. A strong proponent of community service, Tamasitis traveled to Alabama to help with the cleanup efforts following the April 2011 tornado that hit Tuscaloosa.