PAXTON, Mass.—The Anna Maria College Athletic Department has named Julie Beer the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach as announced by Athletic Director, Serge DeBari. Beer is currently recruiting for the Anna Maria women's lacrosse program that will compete at the varsity level in the spring of 2019. She joins the Anna Maria community following an eight year stint as the inaugural head women's lacrosse coach at NCAA Division III member, Centre College in Danville, Kentucky from 2009-2017. In eight years of building a program Beer compiled an overall record of 86-39, seven seasons with over 10 wins, and 3 SAA Championships (2012, 2014, and 2016).
"As we introduce women's lacrosse back to Anna Maria, Beer is the perfect person for the job. She is a proven winner and we look forward to adding her coaching and administrational expertise to our staff," said Athletic Director, Serge DeBari.
During her tenure at Centre, Beer placed a total of 53 lacrosse athletes on the SAA All Conference Teams, 15 athletes on the IWLCA All Region Teams, and had a total of 9 athletes named SAA Player of the Year. She also served seven years as a member of the IWLCA West All-American committee.
In addition to her lacrosse responsibilities, Coach Beer also served as the assistant field hockey coach from 2009 until 2015. She helped the Colonels to four championship game appearances and two third places finishes in the SAA. In 2014, she helped the Colonels win the Regular Season Conference Championship after going undefeated in conference play, and advance to the NCAA "Sweet 16". In 2015, she helped the Colonels win the SAA Championship, and returned to the NCAA "Sweet 16".
Before arriving at Centre, Beer was the assistant coach for the inaugural Framingham State women's lacrosse team.
A Spencer, Massachusetts native, Beer transferred from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania to Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. An outstanding WCLA player, she was a three-year starter in the midfield and a two-year team captain.