Aug. 23, 2004
Notre Dame, Ind. – University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse coach Tracy Coyne announced today that former Notre Dame standout, Alissa Moser, has been named assistant coach for the 2004-05 season. She replaces Jen Newitt who left the program at the end of July to attend medical school. Moser, a two-time all-BIG EAST selection at midfield/attack (2001, 2002) at Notre Dame, was a four-year starter and two-time captain for the Irish in 2001 and 2002. A 2002 graduate with a degree in government and history, Moser has spent the last two years working for the law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C. She will be in her first year as an assistant coach at the Division I level. In making the announcement, Coyne said, “I’m am very excited to have Alissa joining our staff. It’s a real milestone for the program to have an alumnus return to coach. She’s intelligent, responsible and loyal to the University. Alissa understands what it is to be a member of the Notre Dame family and that’s an important aspect of the job.” Coyne added, “Alissa was a key member of the team during the building phase. Her class had a vision of what the program could be and was the driving force behind our rise on the national level. There’s no doubt that she will be a great addition to the program.” With the Irish, Moser will be responsible for working with the attack and will focus on draw controls with the midfielders – areas of expertise from her playing days. She will also be responsible for team travel arrangements, day-to-day office operations and assist with recruiting as part of her duties on the Notre Dame staff. During her Notre Dame career, the Irish compiled a 37-26 record and were selected to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2002. There, they defeated Ohio State in the opening round before falling to eventual national champion Princeton in the quarterfinals. A native of North Wales, Pa., Moser started 62 games in her career, ranking seventh on the all-time goals list with 67 and sixth on the career points list with 85. One of the top players in the country on the draw, Moser led Notre Dame in draw controls for three straight seasons and is the program’s all-time leader with 126. She set the single-season record with 40 in 2001. A three-year selection to the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association’s Midwest team (1999-2001), Moser turned in her best season with the Irish as a senior when she scored a career-best 29 goals with six assists for 35 points. She added a career-high 41 groundballs and had 34 draw controls in helping lead the Irish to their best season ever with a 13-5 record.