DURHAM, N.H. - Sandy Bridgeman, head coach of the women's lacrosse program at the University of New Hampshire, announced Tuesday that Amanda Mazzarella has been hired as assistant women's lacrosse coach. Her primary responsibilities will include working with the attack and recruiting.
Mazzarella, a former All-America First Team selection at Rutgers University, was a physical education teacher/lacrosse specialist at Berkhamsted Collegiate School in Hertfordshire, England, from Aug. 1999 to July 2000. In her time there, Mazzarella guided both the U-13 and U-14 teams to a national championship.
Her other lax career accolades include selection to the U-19 USA Lacrosse Team, the British Lacrosse Coaching Award (1999-2000) and the English Lacrosse Association Umpiring Award. She is currently fifth on Rutgers' career assist leaders with 45.
Mazzarella graduated from Rutgers, where she was a four-year letterwinner, in 1999 with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in African Studies. She most recently worked for North American Airlines at JFK International Airport.
Mazzarella joins a UNH program that has advanced to the America East Championships each of the past four years. Last year, the Wildcats recorded 11 victories and set school records for goals in a season (210) and points in a season (281).