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New Women’s Lacrosse Coach Announced

A former lacrosse player at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Nisa Orozco-McCormick has been selected as the new women’s varsity lacrosse coach.

“We very excited to have Nisa join our coaching staff. Her recent experiences as a player and a teacher made her great match to lead our women’s lacrosse program. She has a great knowledge of the game, but her ability to relate well to young women will provide our student-athletes with a great experience,” Associate Athletic Director Carlos Arriaga said.

She currently works at Oakland’s Saint Elizabeth School as a fifth grade homeroom teacher, and also teaches combination classes with fifth and sixth graders, and volunteers at Diabetes and Sports Health Camp (DASH) where she engages campers in a variety of sports and group activities.

“All of my coaches were influential in my growth as an athlete and as an individual. That is what inspired me to become a coach for my high school lacrosse team during my redshirt season in college,” she said. “Since college, I’ve continued my passion for both soccer and lacrosse, playing with clubs teams here in the Bay Area, but have always wanted to pursue my passion for coaching.”

Orozco-McCormick’s short term goals for the lacrosse team are to build good relationships with players and increase their level of commitment, strengthen fundamentals and increase stamina with conditioning, have a successful pre-season, and sustain a positive and cohesive culture among players. In the long term, she hopes to build team unity and inspire team members to play with heart, as well as lead the team to the playoffs and win championships.

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