17th Year in College Coaching (nine years as a head coach, eight as an assistant)
Liz Robertshaw enters her ninth season as the head coach of the Boston University lacrosse team for the 2014-15 season. Robertshaw has been a driving force behind the emergence of the Terriers onto the national scene and has led BU to six America East tournaments and to the title game in her first four seasons.
An 17-year coaching veteran at the Division I level, Robertshaw served as the Terriers' top assistant for three seasons and was elevated to associate head coach before being named head coach on Sept. 1, 2006.
Robertshaw owns a 91-58 overall record leading the Terriers and a 39-11 mark in conference play. She has led her team to winning seasons in six of the nine years she has been at the helm. She has also guided the Terriers to perfect seasons in conference play on three occassions (2008, 2009 and 2012).
During the Terriers first season in the Patriot League, Robertshaw guided BU to a No. 3 seed in the six-team tournament and led her squad to the Patriot League title game against No. 1 Loyola Maryland after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over second-seeded Navy in the semifinals.
In 2010, the Terriers secured a 5-1 record in America East regular-season play and won their sixth straight America East championship, advancing to the NCAA tournament for the eighth time since 2000.
As an assistant, Robertshaw served as the team's offensive coordinator and also headed up the Terriers' recruiting efforts. BU has brought in standout recruiting classes in recent years and the team's attack unit has been ranked in the top 10 nationally in two of the past five seasons.
In addition to receiving America East Coach of the Year honors in 2009, Robertshaw was tabbed to coach the North team in the annual IWLCA/Under Armour Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game. In August 2009, Robertshaw was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Elite Lacrosse Team. She will work with the squad through the 2013 World Cup.
Prior to arriving at Boston University, Robertshaw served as an assistant coach at Brown University from 2000-03, working with the Bears' defensive unit and goalkeepers. Before Brown, Robertshaw began her coaching career at her alma mater, George Mason University, working as an assistant coach from 1998-1999.
Robertshaw earned USWLA All-American recognition in both her junior and senior seasons and STX/IWLCA All-American recognition in her senior year, becoming the first George Mason women's lacrosse player to earn All-America distinction. During her career, Robertshaw was a two-time captain and totaled a record 90 caused turnovers. Robertshaw was also a four-time all-conference selection and was awarded the Aimee Willard Award as the best collegiate player at the US Lacrosse National Tournament in 1998.
Robertshaw received a bachelor's degree in English from George Mason in 1998.