JU: Neumen Joins Women’s Lacrosse as Assistant Coach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University women’s lacrosse added Brooklyn Neumen to the staff as an assistant coach on Friday.
Neumen joins JU after a standout five-year career as a midfielder for North Carolina, as well as multiple leadership roles in lacrosse at UNC and elsewhere.
“We are excited to welcome Brooklyn to our staff!” said Head Coach Tara Singleton. “Her love of the game, leadership and achievement as a player, combined with her passion for coaching and mentorship will bring an immediate impact to our team.”
The Rockford, Michigan native was named a Third Team Preseason All-American by USA Lacrosse Magazine and an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American by ILWomen prior to her final season in Chapel Hill. She played in 70 total games in her career, starting 21. Her best year was as a senior in 2022, when she totaled career-highs in points, with 11, and ground balls, with nine, while adding 18 draw controls, second-most in a single-season for her. She played in all 22 games and helped the Tar Heels capture a national championship, third in program history.
She competed on the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team at the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship and won a gold medal.
Her coaching career started after her freshman year of college, when she served as a coach and player mentor for the Michigan Select team of high school girls lacrosse players over the summer. She carried on that role in the fall of 2020 in North Carolina, working with Team 91 Lacrosse Club, and since December of 2021 has held the same role with the Pure Advantage Lacrosse Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Neumen served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) for three years at UNC, and additionally was a participant in the Leadership Academy and Community Liaison Member in Chapel Hill. Just this past spring, she received the Kellie Thompson Shiley Award, which is annually presented to the Tar Heel women’s lacrosse player who exemplifies outstanding leadership, excels in the classroom and on the field and displays a love of the game. She was also presented with the Tar Heel Leader of Distinction honor.
In high school, she was a four-time state champion, three-time Under Armour All-American and the 2018 Grand Rapids Area Player of the Year.
She joins Singleton, as well as returning assistant Mike Bedford and graduate assistant Alexis Deaken, on a staff that helped JU women’s lacrosse capture a ninth ASUN Conference Championship last spring.