Assistant coach Meredith Simon (right) talks strategy with sophomore attack Maggie Tamasitis.

Meredith Simon Steps Down As Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach

May 19, 2010

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s lacrosse coach Tracy Coyne announced today that assistant coach Meredith Simon has resigned as an assistant coach on her staff. Simon, a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame, is getting married this fall and will be relocating to San Francisco, Calif.

In making the announcement, Coyne said, “It has been such a pleasure working with Meredith over the past three years. She approaches every day in coaching with positive energy and enthusiasm. Meredith’s commitment to excellence both as a player and as a coach have left a lasting impression on our program. She will be missed. We wish Meredith well in her future endeavors.”

Simon joined Coyne’s staff in the summer of 2007 has worked with the team’s attack and goaltenders while assisting with recruiting, team travel and day-to-day office operations.

During her three seasons with the Irish, Notre Dame turned in a 39-19 record, won the 2009 BIG EAST title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all three years. In that time, she helped develop All-American attack standouts – Jillian Byers `09 and Gina Scioscia `10 – and All-American midfielders Caitlin McKinney `08 and Shaylyn Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.). The 2009 team set school records for goals, assists and points.

Simon returned to Notre Dame after getting her coaching start at Towson University from 2005-07 where she also worked with the attack and the team’s goalkeepers.

As a player for Coyne at Notre Dame from 2001 to 2004, the Flemington, N.J., native was the program’s first, first team IWLCA All-American in 2004. A two-time, first team all-BIG EAST selection (2003, 2004), Simon was the 2004 BIG EAST co-attack player of the year and was a member of the program’s first two NCAA Tournament teams. She finished her career with 109 goals, 49 assists and 158 points. She currently ranks sixth in goals, eighth in assists and seventh on the all-time points list.