The Friars attacked a two-day training session in leadership development and team building.
Lisa Wasser was named assistant field hockey coach at Providence College on March 16, 2011. Wasser will embark on her third season with the Friars during the upcoming 2013 fall season. She is involved in the day-to-day operations of the field hockey program, including practice planning, on field coaching, individual workouts and video analysis. Wasser also spearheads the Friars' recruiting efforts.
Wasser came to Providence after two seasons as an assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio). While at Miami, she served as the recruiting coordinator and assisted with the day-to-day operations of the field hockey program, including game preparation, scouting, practice planning, individual instruction, video analysis and team and individual scheduling. She also managed all facets of team travel for the program.
She helped guide the Red Hawks to two-consecutive MAC Championship games (2009, 2010) and the program's first-ever MAC Regular-Season Title in 2010. Wasser was instrumental in the recruitment of the Red Hawk's rookie class during the team's successful 2010 campaign, of which five were members of the starting line-up and were important contributors.
In addition to her experience at Miami, Wasser also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division III Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. While there, she helped lead the Colonels to a school-record 18 wins and a No. 20 national ranking during the 2008 campaign.
Wasser also spent four years coaching with the International Field Hockey Club of Kentucky and two years coaching the Valley Styx Club. She spent six years working with the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, and in 2009 gained experience as a clinician at the National Coaches' Convention, where she presented as part of a defensive drill panel.
During the summer of 2012, Wasser served as a selector for the National Futures Championship for the U-16 division. She also earned her U.S. Field Hockey Level II Certification.
This past summer, Wasser participated in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy from June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. The academy provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. It is designed for women coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success. The participants learn skills that are not sport specific, yet ones that are relevant and necessary for coaching responsibilities, beyond the X's and O's.
Wasser was a four-year stand-out at the University of Louisville from 2003-2006. She is no stranger to the BIG EAST Conference, as the Cardinals became members of the league in 2005. She was a three-year team captain during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 campaigns, during which time she also earned All-BIG EAST Second-Team honors twice (2005-06). As a senior, Wasser was named to the NFHCA Division I All-West Region First Team, putting her on the ballot for All-America honors. She was a Second-Team All-West Region selection in 2005 and earned Louisville's Female Anthem Leadership Award. During her first two seasons on the Louisville roster, the Cardinals were members of the Mid-American Conference. During that time, Wasser was named All-MAC First Team (2004) and earned a spot on the MAC All-Tournament Team (2004). Wasser was named the Cardinals' team MVP in 2004 and 2006 and played in the 2006 NFHCA Senior All-Star Game. In addition to her success on the playing field, Wasser excelled in the classroom. She was a four-time NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree and two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
A native of Dallas, Pennsylvania, she attended Lake-Lehman High School. Wasser earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from Louisville in 2007, and completed her master's degree in instructional technology from Wilkes in 2009.