Heneberry Elevated to Associate Head Coach – University of Michigan Athletics


Heneberry Elevated to Associate Head Coach

6/29/2022 9:00:00 AM

// Megan McIntosh

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan women’s lacrosse head coach Hannah Nielsen announced the promotion of Ana Heneberry to associate head coach on Wednesday (June 28). Heneberry has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach for the Wolverines, working primarily with the defense.

“I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Ana to associate head coach, said Nielsen. “Ana has elevated this program on and off the field since her arrival in 2017. She leads with passion and care for our student-athletes and prioritizes developing our young women not only on the field, but off the field as well. As defensive coordinator, she has developed a defensive unit which has been the backbone of our team’s success since 2017. I am thankful for Ana’s support, and am excited to continue to elevate this program to new heights with her in this role.”

“I am so honored to be named the associate head coach of this program, said Heneberry. “The past five years here at Michigan have been some of the best in my coaching experience, and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful people I have been surrounded with. Michigan is a very special place and I am excited to be a part of what’s to come for us! Go Blue!”

Heneberry has served as an assistant coach for the Wolverines since July 2017, working primarily with the defense. She led the defensive cohort to a No. 9 national ranking in scoring defense in the 2022 season as Michigan allowed just 9.28 goals per game. Under Heneberry, the 2022 Michigan defense allowed opponents the fewest goals in program history (167), breaking the previous record (187) set in the 2019 campaign.

Heneberry also was instrumental in goalie Arielle Weissman becoming the first Wolverine to earn IWLCA Third Team All-America honors and Maddie Burns notching IWLCA All-Region honors, while Mira Shane became Michigan’s all-time career leader in saves (370), save percentage (.453) and wins (24) under Heneberry’s tutelage.

Heneberry helped raise the bar for Michigan women’s lacrosse as the team has made two NCAA Tournament appearances with its first coming in 2019 as the Wolverines hosted the first and second rounds.



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