Jen Adams

Jen Adams
Position: Head Coach, Loyola University of Maryland
Co-Director of Seven Lacrosse Training
Co-Director of Maximum Exposure Lacrosse Camps
WPLL Commissioner
Chair of NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee

Innovative. Difference-Maker. Creative. Stellar. Spectacular: All words used to describe Jen Adams throughout her illustrious playing career on the collegiate and international levels.

Those same adjectives hold true for her coaching and leadership styles as she enters her tenth season at the helm of the Loyola women's lacrosse program in 2017.

At Loyola
Since coming to Loyola, Jen Adams has directed a resurgence of the program back to national prominence. Inheriting a squad that posted a 6-10 record in 2008, Adams turned that into an 11-6 mark in 2009 and an 11-7 record in 2010. Her 2011 squad won its first of two-straight BIG EAST Championships, returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 and tied a school record for wins in a season, posting a 17-3 record. The Greyhounds have won three-straight Patriot League titles since entering the conference in 2014, giving the program five league crowns in six seasons.

As a Player
Adams is regarded as the finest female lacrosse player of all time. Putting together arguably the greatest collegiate women's lacrosse career in the sport's history, Adams led Maryland to four-straight national titles from 1998-2001, including a 21-0 record in 1999 and a 23-0 mark in 2001.

Adams put together arguably the best collegiate lacrosse career of any player in the collegiate ranks during her tenure at Maryland from 1998 -2001. She racked up honors like she scored goals and recorded assists and was named to the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team in April 2007.

The Brighton, South Australia native, was named the three-time national player of the year and was the first recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2001.

Adams set every scoring record for the Terrapins - season and career - helping them win national titles in each of the four seasons she spent in College Park. She finished her storied career with 267 goals, 178 assists and 445 total points. Her marks for total points stands today as an NCAA record, and her goals total is still a record at Maryland.

In addition to her career marks, Adams had single-season performances that also rank amongst the best in Maryland and NCAA history. During her Tewaaraton-winning senior season, Adams led the nation with 88 goals, 60 assists and 148 total points, setting school single-season marks in the process. Those season totals only added her name one rung higher, as she had set school records with 81 goals, 55 assists and 136 total points the previous season.

Adams' efforts were not limited just to the lacrosse field. In addition to her three All-America honors as a player, Adams earned the 2000 and 2001 Honda/Broderick Award for women's lacrosse excellence in the classroom and on the field. She also garnered CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honors as a senior.

She was also named the National Attacker of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and earned Atlantic Coast Conference Female Athlete of the Year laurels in 2000 and 2001.

Playing Internationally
On an international level, Adams has been a member of the Australian National Team since winning the U-19 World Championships in 1995. She went on to represent Australia at the senior level, including captaining them to a 14-7 defeat of the United States in the gold medal game of the 2005 World Cup. She scored four goals, and assisted on three others, in the gold medal game and earned All-World honors after leading all players with 26 assists and 47 total points.

Adams was also a member of the Australian National Team that took home the silver medal the 2009 Women's World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. Adams recorded a team-high 15 goals and led the tournament with 26 assists and 41 total points in the World Cup and recorded a goal and a pair of assists against the United States in the gold medal game. In 2013, Adams tore her ACL during training camp prior to the games, but still captained the Aussies to a silver medal in Oshawa, Canada.

In addition to her continued participation with the Australian National Team, Adams has been a highly sought clinician around the world and is the primary spokeswoman for STX Women's Lacrosse.

Adams graduated from Maryland in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in sports marketing.

Dana Dobbie

Dana Dobbie
Position: Assistant Coach, Loyola University of Maryland
Co-Director of Seven Lacrosse Training

Dana Dobbie came to Loyola with head coach Jen Adams in 2009 and will enter her tenth season as an assistant coach in 2017. A two-time All-American and two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, Dobbie concluded her playing career as the NCAA's all-time leader in draw controls in 2008.

Since graduating, Dobbie has translated her passion for the sport as a player into her coaching style. Mentoring Loyola's midfielders, Dobbie has helped Adams incorporate a style of play that places the Greyhounds among the nation's best.

In 2012, she turned Joanna Dalton into one of the top players on the draw control in the BIG EAST. Not taking the draws before the season, Dalton stepped in and under Dobbie's guidance, finished the season ranked fourth in the league, winning 3.29 per game.

Dobbie also turned Taryn VanThof into one of the top midfielders in the NCAA. VanThof, the program's seventh three-time IWLCA All-American, concluded her career with Loyola's single game (15), season (122) and career (318) records for draw controls.

Dobbie completed her collegiate playing career in 2008 as one of the top midfielders in NCAA history. At the University of Maryland, where she played for Adams, Dobbie was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and the 2008 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Midfielder of the Year.

A two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist in 2007 and 2008, Dobbie set the NCAA career record for draw controls (334) during her final collegiate season. As a senior, she led Division I, and set an NCAA single-season record with 126 draw controls.

She was an unanimous 2x All-America First Team selection and 2x ACC Player of the Year.

Dobbie, still playing for the Canadian National Team, competed on the bronze medal winning squad at the 2009 World Cup, silver medal on their home turf, in Oshawa, at the 2013 games and recently silver medal at the 2017 World Cup in England. Dobbie was named to the All-World Team after all three World Cups. She was also captain of the 2003 Canadian Junior U-19 team & 2017 Senior team.

She graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in family science from Maryland.

Assistant Coach
Caroline Hager

Former Greyhound Caroline Hager joined the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach after graduation and was promoted to an assistant for the 2012 season. A 2011 graduate of Loyola, Hager is entering her fifth season on the sidelines.
"Caroline is a nice addition to our staff because of her familiarity with the program," Adams said when promoting Hager. "She understands what it means to be a student-athlete here at Loyola and she made valuable contributions to the program as a player. We look forward to keeping her involved with Loyola lacrosse."

A member of a storied 2011 graduating class that is known for bringing national recognition back to Loyola, Hager started every game her last two seasons and wrapped up her career with 59 goals, 34 assists, 69 points and 35 ground balls. The lefty tallied multiple goals on seven occasions and dished out a career-high four assists in a win at Louisville in 2010.

As a junior, the Berwyn, Pennsylvania, native had a breakout season for the Greyhounds, recording career-highs in every statistical category to help Loyola to its first BIG EAST Tournament appearance. She started all 18 games, recording 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points. Her 30 points ranked tied for fourth on the team that year, while her 14 assists were third.

Hager continued that success as a senior, helping Loyola win its first BIG EAST Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. Hager led the team in goals twice and assists six times. She finished the year with 15 goals, 14 assists and 29 points, ranking second on the team in assists and sixth in points.