Ann Elliott
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Northwestern '07
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 303-492-6141
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Ann Elliott enters her second season as the head coach of the University of Colorado women’s lacrosse program. Elliott was hired as CU’s first ever head lacrosse coach on March 26, 2012, just short of two months after the school officially added the program.

Elliott made quite the mark in the Buffaloes’ inaugural season, leading the team to an 11-8 overall record, including a 6-3 mark in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. With their strong conference showing, the Buffs earned a 3-seed at the MPSF Tournament, defeating San Diego State 9-8 in double overtime to advance to the semifinals. The Buffs had a dominant presence at Kittredge Field, posting a 6-2 record, with both of their losses coming by three or fewer goals.

CU ended the regular season with six MSPF Rookie of the Week and one Offensive Player of the Week titles. Additionally, Johnna Fusco and Marie Moore were named to the MPSF first and second teams, respectively while Paige Soenksen was named the MPSF Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the MPSF First Team and the IWLCA West All-Region Second Team.

Prior to joining Colorado, Elliott was a major force at powerhouse Northwestern. After an astounding collegiate career, she returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach ahead of the 2009 season. Prior to the start of the 2012 season, she became the first to ever be promoted to the associate level. As a player and aide under Kelly Amonte Hiller, who is considered to be one of the nation’s top coaches and recruiters, Elliott and Northwestern appeared in the NCAA title game seven times, winning six titles, including three as a player and three as member of the staff.

After graduating from Northwestern with a bachelor's degree in radio, television and film in 2007, Elliott served as the head coach of the Wildcat Elite Club and the Wildcat Developmental Team for Amonte Sports. She also spent one season as an assistant coach for New Trier High School, helping the Trevians to the 2008 state championship. 

She was also actively involved in Amonte Sports since her playing days at Northwestern, serving as a camp counselor as well as heading the development of New Wave lacrosse clinics for the organization and, coordinating youth and high school clinics across the country. She also utilized her major, doing extensive work in video production for Amonte. 

Primarily a defender during her collegiate career, she played in 72 games, including starts in 63 of a possible 64 her sophomore through senior years, all NCAA championship seasons. As a senior and team captain in 2007, she was an Inside Lacrosse third-team All-America selection, when she was a key member of a defensive unit that allowed a NCAA-low 6.1 goals per game, with opponents scoring in double figures only twice. She played an important role on Northwestern’s 2005, 2006 and 2007 national championship teams, scoring 14 goals, causing 44 turnovers and scooping up 101 ground balls. She earned four varsity letters and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten team member.

Elliott was a four-year letter-winner in lacrosse at Ohio’s Shaker Heights High, where she set a school record with 278 ground balls. She had 115 goals, 50 assists, 114 caused turnovers and 99 draw controls in her prep career. Elliott was a two-time All-America and first-team all-state selection, helping lead the Raiders to two state championships and four consecutive seasons of undefeated conference play. As a senior, she was the team captain and was named the Northeast Ohio Defender of the Year. Elliott also played goalie for the Ohio Flames ice hockey club team, which finished second at nationals in 2002, and lettered one year as a goalie on OSHH’s field hockey team.

Born September 6, 1984, Elliott is the daughter of Karen Tucker and Mike Elliott.