|Year:||3rd year at Centre|
|College:||Clark University `07|
Julie Beer begins her fourth year at Centre College and third year as the inaugural head women’s lacrosse coach. No stranger to beginning fledgling programs, Beer comes to Centre after a two year stint as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach for the inaugural women’s lacrosse team at Framingham State College in Framingham, Mass. During Beer’s second season at Framingham, the Rams finished with a 7-7 (.500) overall record, which was good enough to qualify for the ECAC tournament.
In the spring of 2009 Beer came to Centre to build the first women’s team at the school. She spent the 2009-2010 school year recruiting top notch student-athletes.
In 2011, the first year of varsity competition for Centre, Beer amassed an unprecedented 11-5 regular season record and 3-2 SCAC record and finished in third place. The Colonels began the season with an astounding 6-0 run before losing their first game in double overtime. In their first year of play Beer placed 1 freshman on the IWLCA First Team West All-Region (Sarah Mastey ’14) and another first year on the IWLCA Second Team West All-Region (Meg Hawthorne ’14) and 2 first years on the SCAC First Team All-Conference (Sarah Mastey ’14 and Meg Hawthorne ’14) and 5 players on the SCAC Second Team All-Conference (Annie Jonakin ’13, Claiborne Willis ’14, Mary Friel ’14, Frances Fisher ’14, Katy Cremer ’14). In 2011, Beer also placed the SCAC Player of the Year (Sarah Mastey, ’14), and the SCAC Rookie of the Year (Meghan Hawthorne, ’14).
In 2012, the second year of varsity competition, Beer defeated the previous year’s record and finished the regular season 13-4, and 4-1 in conference. The Colonels tied for first place, earning them a share of the regular season title. They were defeated in the semifinals and finished out another sparkling year of firsts at 13-5. In her second season, Beer earned Coach of the Year (’12) honors from the SCAC and again filled the award for SCAC Rookie of the Year (Emily Madden ’15). Additionally, she placed 4 players on the SCAC First Team All-Conference (Annie Jonakin ’13, Sarah Mastey ’14, Meg Hawthorne ’14, Emily Madden ’15) and 3 players on the SCAC Second Team All-Conference (Audrey Powers ’15, Frances Fisher ’14, and Katy Cremer ’14). She also placed 1 player on the IWLCA All-Region team (Meg Hawthorne ’14).
In addition to her lacrosse responsibilities, Coach Beer also serves as the assistant field hockey coach from 2009 until the present. She has helped the Colonels to two championship game appearances and two third place finishes in the SCAC.
A Spencer, Massachusetts native, Beer transferred from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania to Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. An outstanding player, she was a three-year starter in the midfield and a two-year team captain. She currently serves as a member of the IWLCA West Region All-American Committee.