Mary Ann Meltzer

Mary Ann Meltzer begins her third season guiding the Lawrence Tech women’s lacrosse team.

The honors that Meltzer’s LTU teams have amassed defy her short stint on campus. In 2017-18 she will look to follow the most successful season for any sport in LTU’s history.

The 2016-17 squad was the NAIA National Champion runner-up and the WHAC Co-Conference Champion. It featured the NAIA National Player of the Year, four 1st Team All-Americans, one 2nd Team All-American and the IWLCA NAIA Scholar Athlete of the Year. It also featured the National Coach of the Year, as Meltzer earned that award following the team’s 18-2 season and #2 final national ranking.

In two seasons leading the Blue Devils, Meltzer’s record is 33-10 (.767 winning percentage). Her teams have advanced to at least the National semifinals (semifinalists in 2016; finalists in 2017), the NWLL Finals (finalists in 2016) and the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship Game (Champions in 2016) each year. She has coached eight NAIA All-Americans (seven first team), 11 WHAC All-Conference players (nine first team) and 11 WHAC All-Academic selections.

Her players are routinely honored with conference and national Player of the Week honors. In 2016, LTU featured the NWLL Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

Her team’s success and individual accolades for her LTU players continues a history of coaching success. Prior to taking over LTU, Meltzer coached for three years at Olivet College (NCAA Division III) where she took the team from last in the conference her first year to the semi finals her last year. Before that she was the first NCAA Division I head coach in the state of Michigan, when she started the University of Detroit Mercy women’s program. Prior to that, she was for five years the head coach for the University of Michigan’s highly-successful women’s club team. At each stop, Meltzer’s teams have competed for conference and national honors. At Michigan, her teams advanced to the WDIA National Tournament every year, advancing to the national semifinals three times and the national championship game once. At Michigan she amassed a 93-22 overall record (.809 winning percentage).