PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s women’s lacrosse team added a fourth member to its coaching staff today, with the announcement of Taylor D’Amore’s hiring as a volunteer assistant.
“We are thrilled to have Taylor joining our coaching staff,” head coach Karin Corbett said. “Her exploits on the field speak for themselves , she has been one of the elite attackers in lacrosse the past four seasons. Our offense is going to benefit greatly from her expertise and insight.”
D’Amore is a familiar name to Penn fans as her twin younger sisters, Kendall and Lauren, are entering their sophomore season with the Quakers.
“I am excited to join the Penn women’s lacrosse team and hope to contribute to their outstanding tradition in any way that I can,” D’Amore said.” Karin has a well-earned and truly remarkable reputation in the lacrosse community. I view this time to collaborate with her and her staff as a tremendous opportunity.”
D’Amore, one of the most dynamic attackers in women’s lacrosse over the past four seasons, twice earned All-America honors while totaling 198 points on 90 goals and 108 assists during her career at Johns Hopkins University.
Last season, D’Amore led the NCAA in points-per-game (5.25), assists (53) and assists-per-game (2.65), and was fourth in Division I in total points – setting a career high with 105. She also set new career benchmarks in goals (52) and assists while leading the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. For the second season in a row, she was one of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees as college lacrosse’s top player.
An IWLCA first-team All-American selection in 2014, D’Amore also garnered second-team All-American honors from the IWLCA in 2013. Regionally, D’Amore earned four IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic awards during her career, including three consecutive first-team All-Region selections after earning second-team All-Region in her rookie campaign. In 2014, D’Amore also added postseason honors from InsideLacrosse.com, Lacrosse Magazine, WomensLax.com and the ECAC.
D’Amore was named the American Lacrosse Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, adding her third first-team All-ALC selection to go with second-team All-ALC honors her freshman season.
At the conclusion of her career, D’Amore earned the Catherine P. Cramer Award presented by Johns Hopkins to the “senior female athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics at Johns Hopkins.”
D’Amore has started her international career for the United States, earning a spot on the 2012-14 National Team where she was the only collegiate player to compete for the United States at the 2013 Fil World Championships.
Off the field, D’Amore also excelled. A two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection, D’Amore was a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American and Academic All-District selection in 2014. Recently, D’Amore was named a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.
Penn is coming off its eighth consecutive Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Last season, the Quakers finished 13-5 overall with a 6-1 record in the Ivy League. The Red and Blue will return 11 starters from the 2014 season next year in addition to the return of 2013 Ivy League Midfielder of the Year Shannon Mangini who missed all of 2014 with injury.