Hall of Fame women’s lacrosse coach to be Fall 2023 PALS speaker at Heidelberg
Tiffin, Ohio — Hall of Fame lacrosse coach Jenny Levy, who has become one of the winningest coaches in the sport, is set to be the keynote speaker for the Fall 2023 Patricia Adams Lecture Series (PALS) at Heidelberg University.
The announcement of Levy’s upcoming appearance was made by Susan McCafferty, chair of the PALS Selection Committee, on Thursday. Levy, who is the head coach for the women’s lacrosse team at the University of North Carolina, will visit Heidelberg University on September 28.
During her visit, Levy will interact with the campus community and students. She will participate in an informal fireside chat, meet with students in various classes, and engage with Heidelberg’s student-athletes and coaches. The highlight of her visit will be her keynote address during an evening dinner and reception.
Levy has been the head coach at UNC for 27 seasons and has accumulated numerous accolades during her career. She is a three-time National Coach of the Year and has won three national championships. Her career record of 395-118 (96-33 in ACC play) ranks her third in NCAA Division I history in career wins. In 2021, she was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Under Levy’s leadership, the UNC Tar Heels have made 24 NCAA Tournament bids and have appeared in 13 NCAA Tournament semifinals, which is tied for most in NCAA history. Her 40 NCAA Tournament wins rank third in history. Levy became the fourth coach in women’s lacrosse history to win an NCAA championship as both a player and head coach. She is one of only five head coaches to win three or more NCAA titles.
Levy is the only head coach in UNC women’s lacrosse history and has guided the program to 10 ACC regular season titles, seven ACC Tournament titles, and three NCAA championships. She is a seven-time ACC Coach of the Year. Prior to her tenure at UNC, Levy was an assistant field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach at Georgetown University.
Levy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications. As a lacrosse player, she was a two-time first-team All-America and was named the NCAA Attacker of the Year in 1992. She was also a member of the U.S. National Team in 1992-93 and in 1995. In 2002, Levy was named one of the top 50 players in ACC history. Levy and her husband, Dan, have three children.
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