June 19, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Ricky Fried introduced Meg Dentler as an assistant coach for the Hoyas on Wednesday. Dentler comes to the Hilltop from James Madison University where she coached for four seasons. She will work on all aspects of the program with an emphasis on the goalkeepers.
"I am very excited to have Meg join our staff," said Fried. "She will help in all aspects of the program, but will focus her attention on our corps of goalies. Her experience developing goalkeepers will make a positive and immediate impact on our program. Meg's energy and enthusiasm for the sport are contagious and I looking forward to working with her."
Dentler was at JMU for four seasons helping the Dukes to a pair of Colonial Athletic Association championships and mentoring an All-American goalkeeper in Morgan Kelly. In her time at James Madison, the Dukes earned two NCAA Tournament berths advancing to the second round in 2010.
Dentler came to JMU from her alma mater, George Mason, where was a volunteer assistant for three seasons.
At Mason, Dentler was a two-time (2004, 2005) All-America goalkeeper and the 2005 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. She was also a four-time All-CAA honoree, earning-first team recognition in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and second-team honors in 2002. As a freshman in 2002 she was selected the CAA Rookie of the Year.
As a senior Dentler was a team captain and selected the school's Student-Athlete of the Year. She set school records for season (225) and career (855) saves and career saves percentage (.572).
Mason qualified for four-consecutive CAA Tournaments while Dentler was the Patriots' starting goalkeeper.
In 2010, Dentler was among 25 players selected to the CAA women's lacrosse Silver Anniversary team. As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration in 2009-10, the league recognized Silver Anniversary teams in 21 championship sports. The teams were selected by a panel of current and former head coaches in the conference.
Dentler is a native of Crofton, Md., and a graduate of Arundel High School, where she earned All-America honors.
"I am extremely honored to work with such a prestigious lacrosse program here at Georgetown and I want to thank Coach Fried for this incredible opportunity to help propel this program towards its highest goals and to work with such a talented team," said Dentler. "I look forward to joining the Hoya Nation and upholding the vision and values of Georgetown University."