June 22, 2001

W&L NAMES WENDY ORRISON HEAD FIELD HOCKEY COACH

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Wendy Orrison as head field hockey and assistant women's lacrosse coach. Orrison will begin her duties effective July 1.

"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Orrison as the head field hockey and assistant women's lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee," said Walsh. "Wendy brings to us an unusual blend of coaching experience and knowledge of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. She has exceptional skills and is just the right person to lead our newly established field hockey program."

Orrison comes to Washington and Lee after serving as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach at Hollins University for the past four years.

At Hollins, Orrison took over a field hockey program which had won only three games the previous three seasons and guided it to the ODAC Tournament in three of her four years. She also led the lacrosse team to .500 records each of the past two seasons, a first at Hollins in more than 10 years.

Before Hollins, Orrison had served as the varsity field hockey and lacrosse coach at Langley High School in McLean, Va. Her hockey teams posted a 54-32-3 overall record and qualified for the regional tournament in each of her six years as head coach. She was also instrumental in establishing a varsity lacrosse program at Langley, taking the team to the regional tournament in each of her three seasons.

Orrison is active with several camps and organizations, having served as the co-fouder and director of the Great Falls Field Hockey Camp and an instructor with the United States Field Hockey Association, the Virginia Commonwealth games and the Northern Virginia Field Hockey Club.

Orrison is a 1989 graduate of the University of New Mexico where she earned a bachelor of arts. She is currently pursuing a master of arts in liberal studies from Hollins.

 

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