Amy Bokker

Amy Bokker - Women's Lacrosse - Ohio State Buckeyes

position Head Coach

Alma Mater William & Mary '95

Career Record 263-181 (through 2022)

Ohio State Record 18-20 (through 2022)

Amy Bokker was named the third head coach in Ohio State women’s lacrosse program history in June 2019. Bokker came to Ohio State from Stanford, where she led the Cardinal to six conference titles and eight NCAA tournament appearances over 11 seasons as head coach.

In Bokker’s first season at Ohio State (2020), the Buckeyes were 5-4 and had not yet started Big Ten play before the season was ended abruptly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-nine Buckeyes earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades, 23 garnered Academic All-Big Ten mention and 10 were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. In 2021 the Buckeyes played a Big Ten-only schedule, with the slate highlighted by sweeps of two-game series vs. both Michigan and Penn State. Three Buckeyes earned All-Midwest Region honors, led by first team choice Liza Hernandez. Hernandez was a First Team All-Big Ten honoree and MK Bonanni, Lindsay Epstein and Jillian Rizzo were all named to the conference’s second team. Bonanni and Rizzo were also second team all-region selections. The squad was outstanding academically, with 37 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes, 24 Academic All-Big Ten selections and 14 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. In 2022, Ohio State was 9-7 overall and led by All-Region selections Epstein and Chloe Johnson, with Epstein, Johnson, Nicole Ferrara and Ava Keethler named to Second Team All-Big Ten. For the second year in a row Ohio State was named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad and eight Buckeyes were named to the IWLCA Honor Roll. Ten Buckeyes earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades, 25 were named Academic All-Big Ten and 37 were recognized as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.

Bokker owns a record of 263-181 as a head coach over 25 seasons at American, George Mason, Stanford and Ohio State. The Phoenixville, Pa., native also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team. In 2013, Bokker helped coach the U.S. to the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup title. After joining the staff as an assistant in 2010, Bokker helped coach the U.S. to its seventh world title as the Americans outscored opponents by a combined 127-34 over seven games in Oshawa, Ontario.

Bokker assisted the Canadian National Team in the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where it captured the bronze medal, the first medal the country had won in 28 years.

Bokker received her first head coaching position at American University in 1997, leading the Eagles to a school-best 8-8 record and earning the 1997 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach of the Year award. During her time at American, Bokker was also the assistant for field hockey.

Following the success at American, Bokker was named head coach at George Mason and immediately made an impact by leading the team to its first winning record. During her tenure at George Mason, Bokker led the team to six Top 20 finishes, including a final national ranking of No. 16 in 2008 when the Patriots went 12-5 to set a single-season record for wins.

Prior to Bokker’s arrival at Stanford, the program had just one NCAA appearance in its history. She quickly transformed the Cardinal into a mainstay in the postseason tournament mix, leading the team to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament crown in her first season at the helm. Over 11 seasons, Bokker became the winningest coach in Stanford history, with a record of 151-59. Stanford won a school-record 16 games in 2011 and claimed at least 12 victories in all but one season under Bokker. In 2018, Bokker led the Cardinal to the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament title.

Bokker was a two-time All-CAA first-team pick and BRINE/Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American at William and Mary, where she also played field hockey. She earned her master’s degree from George Mason in exercise, fitness and health promotion in 2007. Bokker and her husband, Scott, have a son, Chase, and a daughter, Lulu.

YearSchoolRecordConference RecordPostseason (Tourney Titles/NCAA Appearances)
2022Ohio State9-72-4/t-4th B1G
2021Ohio State4-94-8/t-5th B1G
2020*Ohio State5-4N/AN/A
2019Stanford13-67-3/3rd Pac-12NCAA First Round
2018Stanford15-58-2/2nd Pac-12Pac-12 Tournament Champion, NCAA First Round
2017Stanford12-66-2/t-3rd Pac-12
2016Stanford15-58-1/2nd MPSFNCAA Second Round
2015Stanford15-39-0/1st MPSFMPSF Tournament Champion, NCAA First Round
2014Stanford14-57-2/2nd MPSFNCAA First Round
2013Stanford14-66-2/2nd MPSFMPSF Tournament Champion, NCAA Second Round
2012Stanford8-105-2/2nd MPSF
2011Stanford16-36-0/1st MPSFMPSF Tournament Champion, NCAA First Round
2010Stanford15-65-1/2nd MPSFMPSF Tournament Champion, NCAA First Round
2009Stanford14-46-0/2nd MPSFMPSF Tournament Champion
2008George Mason12-55-2 CAA
2007George Mason6-101-6 CAA
2006George Mason7-93-4 CAA
2005George Mason7-105-2 CAA
2004George Mason7-104-3 CAA
2003George Mason9-84-3 CAA
2002George Mason9-94-4 CAA
2001George Mason7-92-4 CAA
2000George Mason7-84-2 CAA
1999George Mason7-82-4 CAA
1998George Mason8-73-3 CAA
1997American University8-8--
Totals5-4 (Ohio State)
250-165 (Career)
*Season cut short because of COVID-19 pandemic