LEWISBURG, Pa. – Jenna Petrucelli, a former All-America attacker at the University of Mary Washington who spent last season as the head coach at Rosemont College, has joined the Bucknell women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach.
Petrucelli is a 2014 graduate of Mary Washington, where she earned First Team All-America, Division III Virginia Player of the Year and Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. Petrucelli was a two-time VaSID First Team All-State and IWLCA All-Region performer, first as a midfielder in 2013 and then as an attacker in 2014.
She tallied 74 goals in her senior year, finishing sixth in the nation and first in the Capital Athletic Conference. Petrucelli’s career total of 169 goals ranks seventh in program history, and she set school records for goals in a game (10) and draw controls in a season (85). According to player impact rankings on LaxPower.com in 2014, Petrucelli ranked second among all DIII players nationally.
While at Mary Washington, Petrucelli also served as vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
“I could not be more pleased to add Jenna to our coaching staff,” said head coach Randall Goldsborough. “Her accomplishments as a student-athlete at UMW are inspirational and unmatched. I'm very impressed with her level of confidence and her drive to be successful at playing and coaching. Her knowledge will add great depth to our offense and draws, and she complements our coaching staff well. I have no doubt that our players will benefit from her experiences both on and off the field.”
In addition to her outstanding play at the collegiate level, Petrucelli was selected to the Italian National Team senior training pool, where she participated in the team’s first-ever winter training trip in Rome.
Just after graduating magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from Mary Washington, Petrucelli was hired as head women’s lacrosse coach at Rosemont College, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Taking over a program that had posted only five wins in its previous five seasons, Petrucelli led the Ravens to four wins and helped produce Rosemont’s very first all-conference player in 2015.
Petrucelli also has extensive coaching experience at the club and camp levels, and she is the founder and owner of House of Lax, a New Jersey-based company that organizes clinics designed to develop both lacrosse skills and overall athleticism.