Brian Schneider • Assistant Coach
Brian Schneider, a former assistant coach with the Columbia women’s lacrosse program and the Yale men’s lacrosse team, completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Brown University women’s lacrosse team in 2017.
This past season (2017), Schneider helped three players earn All-Ivy honors, with two landing on the Second Team. The Bears' defense averaged the fourth best goals against average and save percentage in the Ivy League and posted a shutout over Sacred Heart to open the season.
In his first season at Brown, Schneider coached senior goalkeeper Victoria Holland, who finished the season with the fourth-best goals-against average in a season in program history. The Bears concluded 2016 third in the Ivy League in save percentage, fourth in saves per game and fourth in goals-against average.
Keely McDonald • Head Coach
A 2000 Brown University graduate and former Bears’ lacrosse standout, Keely McDonald returned to her alma mater to head the Brown women’s lacrosse program during the fall of 2004 following assistant coaching stints at Princeton and Northwestern.
In 13 years, McDonald has coached 12 Regional All-Americans and 35 All-Ivy honorees. The Bears notched back-to-back 9-6 campaigns in 2013 and 2014, their most successful seasons since 1997. McDonald and the Bears scored their most impressive victory on March 8, 2014, a 14-13 OT win over No. 16 Princeton, Brown's first win over the Tigers since 1991.
During the 2009 season, McDonald led the Bears to a 7-8 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the Ivy League, tying for fourth. The seven wins were the most since 1999 , while Brown's fourth-place finish was the highest since 1999 when the Bears went 4-3 and were fourth in the League. Highlighting the Ivy wins was a season-ending, 7-5, victory over Yale, Brown's first win over the Bulldogs in 16 years. The Bears also defeated Columbia, outscoring the Lions, 11-2, in the second half, and Harvard. Though Brown didn't come away with a win at Princeton, McDonald's squad was neck-and-neck with the 7th-ranked Tigers, falling by a single goal, 8-7.
Gabby Jaquith • Assistant Coach
Former Syracuse midfielder/attack Gabby Jaquith joined the Brown women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in September of 2016 and completed her first season with the Bears in the 2017 campaign.
In 2017, the Bears saw three players earn All-Ivy honors, with two landing on the Second Team. Brown also posted its first shutout since 1982, with a 19-0 blanking of Sacred Heart.
Prior to Brown, Jaquith was the head coach of the Salt City Snipers travel lacrosse team. In two years with the group, Jaquith instructed athletes ages 13-15 in fundamentals and organized drills.
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