Marquette women’s lacrosse will have a familiar face on the sideline when the 2018 season kicks off in February, as head coach Meredith Black has hired former Golden Eagle Elizabeth Goslee as the newest assistant coach on the staff. Goslee is replacing Hannah Clarke after three seasons on the Marquette sideline.
Goslee will assume defensive coordinator duties for Marquette, a job that she’s well qualified to do. Goslee started each of the first 68 women’s lacrosse games in Marquette history, all on the defensive end. She’s a three-time All-Big East honoree, and the only thing stopping her from a fourth award was the fact that Marquette played as an independent for their first year of Division 1 action.
Goslee finished her career as Marquette’s all time leader in caused turnovers (Fran Meyer passed her during the 2017 campaign) and #2 all time in ground balls, but tops amongst field players with former goalie Sarah Priem taking the top spot there. In 2015, Goslee became the first Marquette player to register 30 caused turnovers and 30 ground balls in a single season, and that’s still good enough for a tie with Meyer for the single season record in caused turnovers.
Here’s Black’s statement from the press release on her new assistant coach:
“We’re so excited to have her back,” Black said of Goslee. “Her knowledge of the defense lets her to see things before they happen and that will help us to make quick adjustments, but it’s her intensity level alone that is going to push our defense to new heights.
“Biz has a natural coaching voice on the field and the transition for her from player to coach will be seamless,” Black added. “She is obviously familiar with our program and understands where we want to be. She’s a perfect fit for our program and I can’t wait for us to get started.”
Goslee becomes the third former Golden Eagle to take a job working for one of MU’s lacrosse teams and the second to become a full time assistant coach. Men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Amplo hired former All-American Jacob Richard as his assistant/defensive coordinator last summer, along with former All-American B.J. Grill joining Amplo’s staff as Director of Operations.
In 2018, Marquette women’s lacrosse will be looking to qualify for the Big East tournament for the first time in program history as well as attempting to finish over .500 for the first time as well. The 2016 season was the high water mark for the Golden Eagles under the guidance of Black, when they finished with a record of 7-10.