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Head Coach: Mary-Ann Meltzer
5th Season - Overall Record: 76-15 (.84)

Mary Ann Meltzer begins her fifth season as the head coach of the University of Michigan's women lacrosse team. In only her first season as head coach of the Wolverines, she guided U-M to a school best 18 wins and, at the time, their second consecutive conference championship and a trip to the semi-finals of the WDIA National Tournament. Meltzer followed that up in 2004 with an even more impressive 22-3 record, another conference championship and another semi-final birth. In Michigan's three losses of 2004, the Wolverines lost by a combined three goals. Meltzer found success again in 2005, with another conference championship and another visit to the National Tournament. Last season, Meltzer guided the Wolverines to their best post-season finish ever as the squad advanced to the Finals of the USL-WDIA National Championship tournament to go along with an impressive 21-3 record.

In '06, Meltzer was honored by her peers for her efforts as she earned the 2006 USL-WDIA Coach of the Year award. After the season, Meltzer was also recognized by the City Council of Farmington Hills, Michigan for her efforts in promoting lacrosse and women's athletics with a Proclamation and Recognition of Achievement in Women's Athletics.

Mary Ann Meltzer attended the University of Maryland from 1986-1990 where she played on their varsity lacrosse team. In 1988 & 1989, Meltzer was selected as an All-American. In 1990, Meltzer captained Marylandís varsity squad. That same year she was recognized as the National Offensive Player of the Year, selected for the NCAA All Tournament team, and played in the North-South Game.

Meltzer was a member of the USA Lacrosse Team from 1989 to 1992. The USA Lacrosse Team is a collection of the most talented players from around the country competing in a World Cup every four years.

Meltzerís move to Michigan took her to coach Birmingham Unified Womenís Lacrosse Team from 1998 to 2002. During her tenure with the club, she led the team to State Championships in 1998, 1999, 2001 and finish as State Runner-ups in 2000. She was also named "Coach of the Year" in 1999. Meltzer was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Women's Lacrosse Team in 2003 and she was inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002. During the summer, Meltzer runs a four-day camp at her old stomping grounds of Birmingham High School.

In the national picture, Meltzer was a vice-chair for the WDIA since from 2003 to 2006, before being named the chair late in '06. She was also named to the Board of Directors of US Lacrosse in 2004. With her connections around the world of women's lacrosse, along with her ability to raise increased funds, the Wolverines have enjoyed a schedule that continues to grow, in terms of both its national scope and the level of competition. Meltzerís experience with the sport will augment the University of Michigan Womenís Lacrosse Team to a higher level of play and success. We are fortunate to have her experience and dedication to our program.

Meltzer resides in Northville with her husband, Ivan Meltzer and their two children, Austin, 9, and and Emily, 6.