St. John’s Welcomes New Head Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
On Aug. 26, St. John’s College High School announced Mindy Urick as the new head coach for the SJC girls’ lacrosse program.
Urick played lacrosse for Georgetown University. After graduation, she spent several years working with MetroLacrosse, a sports-based non-profit organization in Boston, MA. Their mission is to foster positive life enrichment, character development and life choices among urban youth through enhanced participation in the team sport of lacrosse. “It was because of this experience that I learned I wanted to coach and have an impact on young people,” Urick said.
She went on to coach and teach English for five years at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI. Urick then returned to the Washington, DC, area and began coaching both lacrosse and field hockey for St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. For the past six years, she served as the head girls’ lacrosse coach and worked in the Athletics Office at National Cathedral School. There, Urick led her team to two ISL championships and had 15 players receive All-ISL honors. She also coached one player to earn three-time All-Met honors and two-time All-American honors.
Urick has coached club lacrosse teams with Capital Lacrosse Club, Stars Lacrosse and MadLax. In 2014 and 2015, she coached the girls’ lacrosse team that represented the DC area in the Under Armour All-American tournament. Urick is the regional co-chair for the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, which features 65 all-star schoolgirls teams, and she plans and implements the participation of four DC metro teams. In the spring of 2019, her team won the tournament’s divisional championship.
In addition to serving as the head coach for girls’ lacrosse, Urick will also coach JV field hockey and teach in the English Department.