TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
Jennifer Heup named graduate assistant for women’s lacrosse
The final piece of the JU women’s lacrosse coaching puzzle has been put into place with the announcement of Jennifer Heup as the first graduate assistant in JU women’s lacrosse history. Heup will join head coach Mindy McCord and assistant coach Brooke Magnuson as the Dolphins take aim at a successful inaugural season.

Last year, Heup found herself between the pipes in the Division I Senior All-Star Game shortly before being named the Most Valuable Player. During her senior season, Heup lead her Louisville team to its first ever BIG EAST Tournament appearance after leading the league in save percentage and saves made.

“It is such an amazing honor to have one of the best goalies in Division I coming to help lead us at JU,” McCord said. “We are so excited to have Jen as our Goalkeeper and Defensive Coach because she will be able to bring so much to the table coming from a start-up program at Louisville.”

Prior to her career at Louisville, Heup played two seasons at Ohio University before the program was discontinued. As a sophomore, she was named the American Lacrosse Conference “Goalie of the Year” and ranked 13th in the nation in save percentage.

“I'm so excited about the opportunity to help build the JU women's lacrosse program,” said Heup. “Coming from Louisville, which was also a new team when I arrived, I can bring to the table my experiences with setting standards and building traditions to help produce a successful team. I'm really looking forward to helping out Mindy and Brooke continue their work on starting something great.”

Outside the lines, Heup has worked as a camp counselor for four years at five different schools including lacrosse powerhouses Duke, Navy and Maryland.