PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph's women’s lacrosse program is excited to welcome back Rebecca Lane '19 as a student assistant coach on the Hawks' coaching staff, sixth-year head coach Alex Kahoe announced on Wednesday.
Lane was a four-year starting attacker on Hawk Hill from 2016-19 and will focus her efforts on the offensive side of the ball.
"I am excited to welcome Bec back as a student assistant coach for the SJU women's lacrosse program," Kahoe said. "Bec made an immediate impact starting with her freshman year as a student-athlete with our program and continued to break records and excel during her four years as a player. I now am looking forward to seeing her impact on the program from a coaching role. Bec has a great mind for the game of lacrosse and brings a great perspective as a recent student-athlete; I am excited about being able to continue to work with Bec now on the coaching side!"
"I am so excited to be given the opportunity to return to Hawk Hill and contribute to this amazing program as a student assistant coach," Lane said. "Playing on Sweeney Field for the past four years has given me some of my most memorable and favorite experiences, and I am excited that there are still more to come. It’s a credit to Alex for molding this program into one that is considered one of the best in the Atlantic 10, and I am honored to be able to join her and help this team achieve its goals."
Lane is Saint Joseph's program record holder in career assists, dishing out 84 helpers through 58 games played, and is one of just two Hawks in program history to amass over 200 points. Lane scored 125 career goals, which ranks fifth all-time, on 284 shots for a shooting percentage of 44% for her career.
A two-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection and the 2016 A-10 Rookie of the Year, Lane totaled 30+ goals and 20+ assists in each of her first three seasons before falling to a season-ending injury early in her senior year, when she totaled 24 points (18g, 6a) through just seven games. The two-year team captain led the Hawks to four consecutive A-10 postseason semifinals from 2016-19.
Lane was the only Hawk to earn the 2019 A-10 Postgraduate Scholarship, for having performed with distinction both in the classroom and on the field while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
A native of Melbourne, Australia and product of Maribyrnong College '15, Lane graduated from Saint Joseph's University in May 2019 with a degree in psychology. She is currently working toward her Writing Studies M.A. on Hawk Hill.