Nora Boerger

Nora Boerger begins her third season as an assistant coach in at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

Head coach MacKenzie Lawler announced the hire on Friday, August 10, 2018. Boerger serves as defensive coordinator and assist with camps and clinics and recruiting while also formulating and implementing the team's strength and conditioning program.

In the shortened 2020 season, Boerger coached a defense that caused 29 turnovers and posted 69 draw controls in just four games. Additionally, the Laker defense held their opponents to 41 goals, compared to GVSU's 64.

In her first season coordinating the defense, the Lakers ranked second in the GLIAC in goals against average (7.14). Three defenders earned All-GLIAC honors as did freshman goalie Payton Neil. The Lakers went 14-4, including a 10-1 mark in GLIAC play, and reached the GLIAC Tournament championship.

Boerger has extensive experience in NCAA lacrosse coaching. She most recently spent two seasons as an assistant at Lenoir-Rhyne University, a Division II program in Hickory, North Carolina. She was heavily involved in both skill development and practice and game planning for the Bears, helping the team to their first-ever South Atlantic Conference (SAC) regular season championship.

Boerger has also coached at Findlay University, where she was a defense and goalie coach, and Ohio State University, where she served as coordinator of performance analysis. On a club level, she coached in the high school division for both Midwestern Force and Northstar Lacrosse.

Boerger was hired as the associate head coach of the Swiss Women's National Team in 2018 and led the team to qualify for the 2020 World Championships (which were canceled due to COVID-19) after their success in 2019 European Lacrosse Championships in Israel. Less than two seasons later, Boerger was promoted to head coach in January of 2020 and is currently preparing the team for the 2022 World Championships.

A two-sport athlete at Urbana University, Boerger played both basketball and lacrosse for the Blue Knights. She was a USAcollegelacrosse.com honorable mention All-American in 2011, ranked sixth among Division II independents in ground balls and 12th in caused turnovers in 2012 and ranked fifth in the entire nation in ground balls in her final season in 2013. Boerger earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from Urbana and a M.A. in university leadership from Lenoir-Rhyne.