August 3, 2010

Jill DePetris Promoted to Top Assistant

After one season as an assistant coach with the Brown women's lacrosse team, Jill DePetris has been promoted to the top assistant coach on the Bears' staff, in an announcement made by head coach Keely McDonald '00.

"Jill is an exceptional coach and role model for our student athletes," said McDonald.  "Her knowledge of the game, motivational style and support of the players as people make her a great fit for Brown Lacrosse and our goals.  Jill made an immediate impact on the program and I am thrilled that she will have more responsibility in the upcoming season."

DePetris joined the Brown staff last August after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant at St. Joseph's. While with the Hawks, DePetris was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruitment, scouting of opponents, practice planning, and team travel. During the 2009 season, she helped lead St. Joe's to a 10-8 record, as the team posted the most wins in its history, while making its first-ever appearance in the Atlantic-10 Championship Final. The team also ranked fourth in the NCAA in caused turnovers and 10th in scoring defense.

In addition to her duties on the St. Joe's staff, DePetris also coached for Phantastix Club in Radnor, PA and has worked several summer camps, including Villanova, STX Lacrosse, and Syracuse.

A 2007 graduate of Syracuse with a B.S. in Sport Management and Hospitality Management, DePetris was a four-year starter for the women's lacrosse team, earning Second Team All-Big East honors as a sophomore and a senior. As a midfielder, she was the eighth person in school history to reach 100 points and was second in the Big East and 18th nationally in assists as a senior. During her senior year, she helped to lead Syracuse to win its inaugural Big East Championship, while helping to lead the Orange to two NCAA Tournament appearances (2005, 2007). DePetris was also a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and was the recipient of both the Enthusiasm Award and the Doris Soliday Award in 2007.

DePetris received an MBA from St. Joe's in 2009 and currently resides in Providence.