Jessie Koffman
BOSTON -- Jessie Koffman has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Wentworth Institute, effective immediately.

"Coach Koffman has proven herself as someone who can build a program," director of athletics Angel Ayres said."Her commitment to the sport as both a player and a coach, strong desire to coach as a career, and her contacts throughout the lacrosse community will certainly help us as we continue to build our young program. She will be a great asset for both our student-athletes and our department."

During her three seasons coaching the Dedham High School girls lacrosse team, Koffman helped the squad to 17 wins, including qualifying for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament for the first time in program history during the 2013 season.

A native and current resident of Andover, Mass., Koffman began her collegiate playing career at Whittier College, where she scored 20 points on 18 goals and two assists during the 2007 season for the Poets.