Boston University

Boston University Department of Athletics
285 Babcock Street Boston, MA 02215
Division 1 Massachusetts Northeast
Private Large National competitor


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Lauren Morton

Former Boston University women's lacrosse All-American Lauren Morton (CAS'08) was named the fourth head coach of the program on June 15, 2018

In her first season at the helm of the Terriers, Morton guided BU to its best season since 2011 with an 11-7 record. Additionally, BU matched its best conference record since joining the Patriot League with a 6-3 mark.

Under Morton's tutelage, Kailey Conry led the NCAA with 3.67 assists per game. Furthermore, Conry and Tonianne Magnelli earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region honors, while four Terriers were named to the All-Patriot League Team.

Morton, who most recently was the associate head coach at Duke, served as an assistant coach for the Terriers from 2010-12.

A 2008 IWLCA All-America midfielder, Morton served as a team captain her final two seasons at BU and helped the Terriers earn four straight America East tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the national quarterfinals twice. She was on the field for all three of the NCAA Tournament wins in program history and received IWLCA all-region honors as both a junior (second team) and a senior (first team).

Morton graduated as the program's all-time record holder in draw controls with 182 and accounted for 179 points, 160 goals, 144 ground balls and 92 caused turnovers throughout her career, all of which currently rank within the top-10 all-time in BU annals.

Morton has been on Duke's staff since 2014 and was the program's associate head coach the past two years. In her first season in Durham, she aided the Blue Devils' run to the NCAA semifinals as the offense produced 12.38 goals per game. In 2017, Duke earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the 19th time in program history while Olivia Jenner set the program's single-season draw control record (110).

During her tenure at Duke, Morton coached five All-Americans, 10 IWLCA All-South Region honorees and 11 All-ACC selections.

Morton began her collegiate coaching career within the Patriot League, as she served as an assistant coach at Lafayette from 2008-10 before returning to her alma mater as an assistant for the Terriers.

Over her two-year span on the sidelines in Boston, the Terriers captured the 2012 America East regular-season title and went 10-2 in conference play. Additionally, she coached three IWLCA All-Northeast Region honorees and one All-American in Danielle Etrasco.

The Glenside, Pennsylvania, native also spent two seasons as an assistant at Georgetown from 2012-14. While she was in the nation's capital, the Hoyas compiled a 24-15 record and made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round in 2014. Morton oversaw two All-America and 11 All-Big East selections and directed an offense that averaged 12.00 goals per game in that time.

Morton graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008 with a degree in psychology. As a senior, she was selected the recipient of the Aldo "Buff" Donelli Leadership Award, presented to a senior who demonstrated outstanding leadership both on and off the field, as well as the John B. Simpson Award, given to both a male and female senior who demonstrates enthusiasm and leadership.

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Brittany Dipper

Brittany Dipper joined the women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in July, 2018.

Dipper aided BU to its best season since 2011 with an 11-7 record during the 2019 campaign, which included a 6-3 mark in Patriot League games. Primarily working with the defense, Dipper guided Tonianne Magnelli to earn IWLCA All-Northeast honors while four Terriers were named to the All-Patriot League Team.

Dipper arrived in Boston after spending the previous four years at Elon, including serving this past season as associate head coach.

During her four seasons at Elon, Dipped aided the Phoenix to a 35-33 record, highlighted by a program-best 13-7 mark in 2017 as Elon made its first NCAA Tournament in just its fourth season as a varsity sport. Additionally, the 2017 squad defeated three ranked opponents and reached the finals of the CAA Championship. Dipper oversaw 12 All-CAA selections and helped Elon reach the conference tournament in each of the last three seasons.

A native of Clarksboro, New Jersey, Dipper started her coaching career at Stetson, where she served as an assistant coach for two seasons before being named as the interim head coach for her final three months with the Hatters. While at Stetson, she saw the Hatters make back-to-back appearances in the Atlantic Sun Championship semifinals. She also worked closely with goalkeeper Caili Guilday during the 2014 season, who led the nation with 11.67 saves per game.

Prior to her coaching career, Dipper was a standout goalie at Maryland. where she played an integral role in guiding the Terrapins to win the 2010 national championship. While at College Park, she was a two-time first team All-America selection and was named the IWLCA National Goalie of the Year in 2011 after leading the nation in goals against average (6.54), save percentage (.522), and made a career-best 141 saves.

With the Terrapins, Dipper aided Maryland to capture to four straight ACC titles while being named to the All-ACC Tournament team all four years of her career. She posted a career mark of 75-8 in between the pipes and also won a national championship competing on Maryland's field hockey team her freshmen year in 2008.

Dipper graduated from Maryland in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in family science.

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Robbie Pisano

Robbie Pisano joined the women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in August, 2018.

Working primarily with the offense, Pisano aided Kailey Conry to lead the NCAA in assists per game (3.67) and break her own single-season assists record (55) during the 2019 season. As a team, BU matched its single-game goal record (23) twice and ranked third in the Patriot League with 14.39 goals per game.

Pisano joined the Terriers after serving as an assistant coach on the Harvard women's lacrosse staff. Pisano played a key role in guiding Julia Glynn to lead the NCAA in goals per game (4.60) and rank second in points per game (6.33) en route to earning Ivy League Attacker of the Year honors.

Prior to his stint with the Crimson, the Needham, Massachusetts native was a four-year member of the men's lacrosse team at Marquette. Playing midfield, he appeared in 30 games for the Golden Eagles and was a part of two Big East championship squads. A member of SAAC at Marquette, he was a Big East All-Academic team member from 2014-17.

Pisano graduated from Marquette in 2017 with a degree in advertising.

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