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Melissa Lehman
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Penn
Graduating Year: 2008

Ivy League Championships
As a Coach: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
As a Player: 2007, 2008

Melissa Lehman C'08 returned to Penn in the summer of 2009 to serve as an assistant coach for her alma mater and recently finished her seventh season as an assistant coach with the Quakers.

During her time on the coachng staff, Penn has won six Ivy League championships, claimed three Ivy League Tournament titles, and advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments including a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2016.

At Penn, Lehman works extensively with the Red and Blue’s midfield and defense on schemes and strategy. During her tenure, three midfielders have earned All-American honors and Meg Markham earned two All-America selection on defense. In addition, midfielders and defenders have earned 16 All-Region honors. At the League level, 22 Penn middies and defenders have earned All-Ivy honors with Shannon Mangini (Ivy League Midfielder of the Year, 2013) and Meg Markham (Ivy League Defender of the Year, 2014 and 2015) receiving the League's top honor. In addition to her work with the back end, she is an experienced source of information for Penn’s offensive unit with 102 career points as a collegian.

An All-America midfielder as a player at Penn from 2005-08, Lehman captained the Quakers' 2008 team that advanced to the NCAA national final. While a student-athlete in University City, Lehman was part of the group which helped guide the Red and Blue to elite status in collegiate women’s lacrosse as the Quakers won back-to-back outright Ivy championships in 2007-08 and twice advanced to the NCAA Championship Weekend. Lehman was twice named All-Ivy, earning first-team honors in 2008 and honorable mention distinction in 2007.

Upon her graduation, Lehman began her coaching career with a stint at Brown University during the 2009 season. While in Providence, Lehman saw the Bears go 7-8 with wins over Harvard, Columbia and Yale in the Ivies in addition to a nail-biting double-overtime win against Connecticut.

Lehman resides in Philadelphia.

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