Lauren Uhr enters her ninth season as a head coach at CMS for the 2019-20 academic year, including her sixth consecutively since re-joining the program in 2015. She has led the Athenas to three straight undefeated SCIAC seasons and NCAA Tournament berths from 2017-19 and was named the Division III West Region Coach of the Year in 2018 by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
The Athenas set a program record with 18 wins during the 2018 campaign, and won the SCIAC championship for the second season in a row (and fourth time in program history), going undefeated in conference play. CMS followed that up with a 16-3 mark in 2019, again going undefeated in SCIAC and earning an opening-round bye in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Uhr coached the Athenas for three years from 2005-07, compling a 34-13 record, before spending eight years as the head coach of Division I Saint Mary's College. She returned to the Athenas in 2015 and has since led CMS to a 71-18 mark over the last five years, giving her an overall record of 105-31 at CMS.
During her first three years coaching the Athenas, she had 10 players earn First-Team All-West Region honors and three players earn All-American honors. In the five seasons back with CMS, 12 players have been named All-West Region and two been selected as IWLCA All-Americans. Prior to coaching at CMS the first time, Uhr was the Assistant Women's Lacrosse and Soccer Coach at Limestone College in South Carolina.
Uhr received a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Information Systems from Fairfield University (CT). While at Fairfield, Uhr was a member of the Division I Lacrosse team, receiving several awards including Regional All-American, Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference.
Jen grew up in the Bay Area and played High School lacrosse at San Ramon Valley. She attended Scripps College, in Southern California and played four years at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS). This included being part of the team that won the inaugural SCIAC Championship in 2010. Jen led the league in assists per game and was named to the All-SCIAC second team in 2010. While at CMS, the Athena’s also made 4-NCAA tournament appearances, including the first ever for the program in 2007.
After graduation, Jen moved to England to coach at various boarding schools to grow the game of lacrosse. She successfully set up and executed school outreach programs in sport for local public and private feeder schools. While working in boarding schools, she also worked in the Guidance department counseling students to help them develop and achieve their post-secondary International education and athletic objectives. She worked with County and Regional lacrosse teams, and also helped coach a Super League Lacrosse team in 2015 and 2016. Jen moved to Scotland in 2017 to attend Graduate school at the University of Edinburgh in Sports Policy, Management and International Development. While in Scotland, Jen worked with local club teams and coached the Edinburgh University 2nd team made up of 1st-5thyear College students.
For 5 years Jen coached the Scotland Women’s National Lacrosse team. They won a bronze medal at the 2015 European Championships in the Czech Republic and finished 5that the 2017 FIL World Cup in England; the highest finish by the team in 24 years. Two players from the squad went on to represent team Great Britian in the World Games in 2017 in Poland.
In the Spring of 2019, Jen assisted Lauren Uhr in coaching the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athena’s to a SCIAC tournament Championship and a second-round appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Jen is currently employed by an Ed-Tech firm focusing in education and sport.
-Coaching experience: Foothill HS Varsity Assistant Coach (2018-present), Monte Vista HS Varsity Assistant Coach (2016-2018), Monte Vista HS JV Head Coach (2015-2016), Lacrosse Northwest Club Coach (2010-2015), Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Coach- 1st-4th graders (2008-2010)
- College: Captain at SMC, SMC Attacker of the Year 2013, Diane Whipple Award winner 2014
- High School: US Lacrosse All-American, First team All-State 2008, 2009, 2010, Oregon Player of the Year
Kate graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a degree in Organizational Studies and a minor in communications. While at UC Davis Kate played for years of division 1 lacrosse. During her time there she was selected first team all-conference, conference all-academic team and was named as co-captain her senior year. She has coached lacrosse for several local teams and is currently working at UC Davis in the Athletics department.
Alyssa graduated from Santa Clara University this year with a degree in Public Health Science. She played lacrosse for their club program all 4 years, and was team captain her senior year. She was Team Defensive MVP the past 3 years while leading the team to three National WCLA tournaments, a WWLL title, and #2 national ranking. This past season she received WWLL All League honors and was selected for the All Tournament team at the WCLA National tournament. Alyssa attended Acalanes High School where she was team captain, two time all league, two time Team Defensive MVP, and lead the team to two NCS lacrosse titles. Also participated in NCS finals in water polo and swimming. She played 3 years of club lacrosse for Bearlax. Following high school graduation, she coached for Tenacity for 3 years.
Hilary graduated from Scripps College in 2015 (American Studies major
with a concentration in Immigration; Psychology minor), where she
played varsity lacrosse for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s
lacrosse team (DIII). She was senior captain (2015); team MVP (2014);
2nd team all-conference (2014); and academic all-conference (2013,
2014, 2015). Prior to LAXUHR, Hilary has coached for Berkeley Lacrosse
Club and Lacrosse Northwest (Portland, Oregon). In high school, Hilary
was a tri-sport athlete and coached youth lacrosse for Lake Oswego
Parks and Recreation. Outside of coaching, Hilary works as an
immigration paralegal in San Francisco.