Hoyas begin preseason in January
Fried will lead the US Women's National Team against the Hoyas
Hoyas will face Team USA
The United States won the gold in 2013
Americans dominate with 19-5 victory over Canada
Women's Lacrosse NCAA Second Round vs. Virginia
Loyola vs. Georgetown BIG EAST Semifinals
Game photos from UConn at Georgetown Women's Lacrosse
W. Lax v. Louisville, Mar. 24, 2013
No. 10/11 Hoyas Down Princeton
Ricky Fried is now in his ninth season at the helm of the Hoya program after serving as a Georgetown assistant coach in 2003 and 2004.
In his first eight seasons, Fried has led the Hoyas to a 93-52 overall record and a 43-8 record in BIG EAST regular season games.
Under Fried, Georgetown has earned six BIG EAST regular season titles, made four trips to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship Game winning in 2010 and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, reaching the quarterfinals twice.
Fried has coached 20 national All-Americans as well as the National Goalie of the Year, two BIG EAST Attackers of the Year, two Midfielders of the Year and five Defensive Players of the Year to go along with 46 BIG EAST first or second team selections.
Last season, the Hoyas advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament with a conference record of 5-3 and Kelly Barnes and Sophia Thomas were both All-Americans as well as six players earning All-BIG EAST honors.
The year prior, the Hoyas won the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship with a conference record of 7-1 and Logan McCraw and Sophia Thomas were both All-Americans as well as conference players of the year at their respective positions.
In 2010, Fried led the Hoyas to the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship as Georgetown went undefeated in league play. The top-seeded Hoyas then won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship for the first time in program history. The Blue & Gray earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and had three All-America honorees including Ashby Kaestner, Molly Ford and McCraw. The Georgetown coaching staff also won its second-straight BIG EAST Staff of the Year award.
Fried was named associate head coach for the Hoyas in November 2003 and was involved in all aspects of the Hoya program but focused on an offensive unit that became one of the most potent in the nation. On the other side of the field, in 2003, Georgetown led the nation in caused turnovers.
Prior to Georgetown, Fried was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University for nine seasons. While at the school, Fried served as the recruiting coordinator and helped build Hopkins into a Division I Top 20 program after aiding in the transition from a strong D-III program.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), Fried was an All-American where he was a midfielder for the Retrievers lacrosse team. As a senior, he served as team captain, was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned the team's Leadership Award. He was named to UMBC's All-Time Team in 1990. Fried arrived at Hopkins following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the Gilman School and serving a season as an assistant at his alma mater. He also played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings from 1989-92 and 1997 and the Baltimore Thunder from 1993-94.
Fried is also active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and has served as the organization's vice president, on the board of directors, on its ethics and recruiting tournaments committees. Currently, he is on the NCAA Regional and Regional All-American Committee and is a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Committee.
After serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Elite Team for three years, Fried was named the head coach of the national team in August of 2009. He will hold the post through the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup to be held in Ottowa, Canada. During the summer of 2009, Fried traveled with the US World Cup Team to Prague, Czech Republic to compete in the FIL World Cup. The U.S. squad went undefeated and brought home the gold medal.
As the head coach of the national team, Fried appointed assistant coaches, identifies talented players for the squad and advises on the direction women's lacrosse takes in the United States.
He, his wife, Halyna, and their children, Jack (9) and Paige (7), reside in Columbia, Md.