Ducks name Gamble head lax coach

Chelsea Gamble will take the helm of the Oregon women's lacrosse program.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 3:59 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 4:23 PM

Eugene, Ore. -- Stanford University assistant women's lacrosse coach Chelsea Gamble will be heading up the Ducks program in 2019, University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced Wednesday. Gamble was the offensive coordinator for the Cardinal since 2015, helping lead them to a pair of conference championships. In addition to the inaugural Pac-12 women's lacrosse title in 2018, Gamble was also a part of the staff that took Stanford to the NCAA tournament three times. 

The Cardinal offense led the Pac-12 in goals per game (15.15), assists per game (6.10) and points per game (21.25) last season while being towards the top in draw controls per game with 15. Stanford was also in the top 10 nationally in scoring margin with (5.75), while leading the country in academic honor roll recipients. 

Under Gamble's tutelage, the Cardinal also ranked in the top 15 nationally in scoring each year of her tenure. In 2015, she coached the nation's top scoring offense, also leading the nation in draw controls that season. That year, Stanford also won the MPSF title and made an appearance in the NCAA tournament. 

Gamble initially came to Stanford by way of the University of Connecticut, where she was an assistant from 2012-2014. She played for George Mason University, where she was named to the All-CAA team. 

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