Lisa Miller is in her first year as the head coach of the UML Women's Lacrosse team. She has earned tremendous respect within the world of women’s lacrosse and communicated a strong vision for the program throughout the interview process. Her past teams have reflected effort, fundamentals, intensity, and toughness as well as skill and execution. Under Coach Miller’s leadership, the women's lacrosse program will reach its full potential and will ultimately start competing for conference championships. She has posted a 191-139 career coaching record (.579) in 21 seasons as an NCAA head coach. She guided the Crimson to 85 wins in 11 seasons at Harvard and led the team to an appearance in the Ivy League Championship Game in 2011. While at Syracuse, she led the Orange to six NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2007 Elite Eight. Miller, who was the 2007 Big East Coach of the Year, posted a 106-52 record (.671) in 10 seasons with the Orange.
Miller was named the Canadian National Team head coach in January of 2007 after serving as an assistant coach for the Canadian team in 2000-01. She began a term as a member of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Committee in September of 2007 and has previously served on the Tewaaraton Trophy Selection Committee (2004-06) and as chair of the All-America Committee (1995-98).
Prior to taking over at Syracuse, Miller got her first taste of the Ivy League as an assistant coach at Brown from 1994-96. Following her third and final season, in which she helped Brown go 15-4 and reach No. 15 in the national rankings, Miller left to start the Syracuse program.
Miller began her coaching career here in Massachusetts. She served first as an assistant coach, then as associate head coach at Wheaton from 1991-94 after getting her start as head coach of girls' lacrosse and field hockey at Thayer Academy in Braintree in 1988-89.
Miller played four seasons at William & Mary (1984-87) and was captain of her team, the 1987 Outstanding Female Senior Athlete and an All-America selection. She graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in economics. She ranks tied for eighth on the William & Mary all-time goals list with 118 and 11th on its career points list with 145.
Miller was also a member of the U.S. National Team as a senior and completed her playing career as an alternate on the 1989 World Cup squad. In 2004, Miller became only the third women's lacrosse player to be inducted into the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame.