Jen Adams

Jen Adams enters her 10th season at the helm of the Loyola women's lacrosse program in 2018.

Since coming to Loyola, Jen Adams has directed a resurgence of the program back to national prominence. Inheriting a squad that posted a 6-10 record in 2008, Adams turned that into an 11-6 mark in 2009 and an 11-7 record in 2010. Her 2011 squad won its first of two-straight BIG EAST Championships, returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 and tied a school record for wins in a season, posting a 17-3 record. Her 2015 squad tied that record with a 17-5 mark and won a second-straight Patriot League title, while the 2016 team gave Adams five conference championships in six years, winning a third-consecutive Patriot League Championship.

Entering the 2018 season, Adams has a career record of 121-56 in nine years. The three-time IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year led Loyola to six-consecutive NCAA Championships appearances from 2010-16, where she was one of just six coaches in the nation to have led their program to a win in the NCAA Tournament each of those first five years.

In conference play, Adams’ squads have dominated. In the last six seasons, her teams have posted an overall record of 48-2 in regular-season conference contests and have claimed five league titles – back-to-back BIG EAST Championships (2011, 2012) and three-straight Patriot League titles (2014, 2015, 2016). The BIG EAST title in 2011 was the first for the program, while 2014 win was the school’s first-ever Patriot League Championship, a League it joined for the 2013-14 school year.

Nationally, seven of Adams’ squads have began the season ranked in the top-15 of the IWLCA Preseason Coaches Poll, while Loyola's stretch of four-straight years ranked in the preseason top-10 made the Greyhounds one of just seven programs in the NCAA to be ranked among the nation’s top-10 teams from 2012-15. She’s also brought 17 All-America honors to the Greyhound, including churning out nine All-Americans and producing three of the program’s eight three-time All-Americans: Marlee Paton ’14, Taryn VanThof ’15 and Maddy Lesher '16.