Jesse O’Donnell joined the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in September 2012. O’Donnell received a B.A. in Sociology in May 2012 from the University of Massachusetts, where she was a four-year starter for the women’s lacrosse team.
O’Donnell, a native of Chicago, Ill., was an IWLCA Northeast Region Second Team and Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team honoree as a senior in 2012, when she ranked second on the team in goals (50) as well as third in assists (14) and points (64). Her other collegiate accolades included selection to the IWLCA North/South All-Star Game and being feted as the 2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament MVP.
In her career, O’Donnell recorded 126 goals and 34 assists for 160 points in 79 games; with those numbers, she ranks fifth on the leaderboard in goals and ninth in points. She led UMass to four consecutive Atlantic 10 championships, including undefeated conference seasons in 2011 and 2012, and three NCAA tournament appearances.
O’Donnell comes to UNH with coaching experience at various summer lacrosse camps since 2009 spanning the states of Illinois, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts.