Lisa Evans Promoted to Full Time Assistant Coach
Duquesne University lacrosse coach Mike Scerbo recently announced the hiring of assistant coach Lisa Evans. Evans has been with the program for five seasons as a part-time assistant, but will now be considered full-time.
"I am extremely excited to welcome Lisa onboard full time," said Scerbo. "She has been with the program for five years now bringing wonderful knowledge and leadership. I know with her expanded roll as a full time assistant she will help our program reach new heights."
Vacca came to the Bluff from Robert Morris, where she spent four years as an assistant coach, working primarily with the Colonials' offense and goal keepers.
In addition to her time at RMU, Vacca had coached for five years with the Intrepid Lacrosse Club as well as serving as head coach at Quaker Valley Middle School for three seasons, where she was named 2005 Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association coach of the year. She also spent two years coaching field hockey at Shadyside Academy.
As a player, Vacca played four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, captaining the Panthers for three of those years. She earned her degree in psychology in 2002.
"It's hard to put into words how excited I am to be joining the Duquesne Women's lacrosse team full time," said Evans. "My five years as a volunteer assistant and prior collegiate coaching experience should pave the way for a smooth transition".
"I think very highly of the program, this remarkable group of young women, and Coach Scerbo," she continued. "This is going to be an exciting year for us. I look forward to everything it has to offer and to helping the team achieve the goals we've set for ourselves."