Pioneers finish 2017 campaign as BIG EAST Runners-up in head coach Liza Kelly’s 11th season
Former University of Denver women’s lacrosse goalkeeper Hannah Hook(Denver ’15) was named the program’s assistant coach prior to the start of the 2016 season.
“Hannah has been a program-changer for us on the field, and I have no doubt that she will continue down that path as a coach,” Kelly said. “Hannah is passionate about Denver Lacrosse and understands what it takes to lead a team on and off the field. She will be a fantastic addition to our staff.”
As the assistant coach, Hook will be primarily responsible for the defense and goalies. In addition to her role on the field, Hook will organize team travel, community service and fundraising.
Hook ranks first in DU history with an 8.68 career goals against average, with the second-, third- and fourth-best single-season goals against averages in school history with 8.27 in 2014, 8.80 in 2015 and 8.89 in 2013. The two-time Tewaaraton watch list candidate earned 50 goalkeeper wins in 63 games played, recording a career save percentage of .494 (second in school history) and 487 saves (fourth in school history).
The Arnold, Md., native also holds two Denver top-five performances in single-season save percentage and saves. She ranked fifth in the country with a .514 save percentage in 2013 and ranked third with a .510 save percentage in 2014 and made the most saves in the country in 2013 (190) and 171 saves in 2014, the fifth most in the country.
In 2013, Hook was named to the All-MPSF First and Tournament teams as well as the IWLCA All-Region Second Team. As the goalie in 2014, Hook once again anchored the Denver defense in all 21 games, leading the Pioneers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. In her senior season, the four-time MPSF Defensive Player of the Week recorded a career-high 45 ground balls in 16 games before injury prevented her from playing in the final two games of the season.
Hook is in her second year of grad school at Denver.
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