Rutgers hires Melissa Lehman as women’s lacrosse coach

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has chosen Penn assistant coach Melissa Lehman to take over the women’s lacrosse program.

Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Monday. Lehman replaces Laura Brand-Sias, who stepped down after 17 seasons. The Scarlet Knights were 5-11 this past season, including 0-6 in the Big Ten Conference.

A New Jersey native, Lehman spent the past 10 seasons at Penn, helping coach Karin Corbett and the Quakers to 10 NCAA Tournament berths and eight Ivy League titles.

Earlier in the day, Rutgers announced deputy athletic director Sarah Baumgartner had been selected by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors to serve as president of the organization for the 2019-20 membership year.

Baumgartner had served on the executive committee of the association known for enhancing the athletics development and fundraising profession.

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