Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Alissa Moser returns for her second season as an assistant coach with the Irish.
No stranger to the Irish women[apos]s lacrosse program and head coach Tracy Coyne, Moser returned to her college roots as she is a 2002 graduate of the program and a member of one of the top recruiting classes in the program[apos]s history.
A two-time all-BIG EAST selection at midfield/attack (2001, 2002) during her playing career at Notre Dame, Moser 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 worked in the private sector following graduation for the law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C., before deciding to get into collegiate coaching.
Upon her return to South Bend, Coyne said, [quote]I[apos]m very excited to have Alissa joining our staff. It[apos]s a real milestone for the program to have an alumnus return to coach. She[apos]s intelligent, responsible and loyal to the University. Alissa understands what it is to be a member of the Notre Dame family and that[apos]s an important aspect of the job.[quote]
[quote]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[apos]s no doubt that she is a great addition to the program,[quote] added the Irish head coach.
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 also oversees all aspects of the program[apos]s recruiting efforts and the Notre Dame summer women[apos]s lacrosse camp. She played a role in bringing in the impressive group of freshmen in Notre Dame[apos]s freshman class of 2006 that was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine.
During her Notre Dame career, Moser helped the Irish compile a 37-26 record and be 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[apos]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[apos]s Lacrosse Association[apos]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.