BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Head coach Phil Schuman has announced Ashley Bruns has been hired as the second assistant coach for Campbell lacrosse. Bruns, of Ellicott City, Md., played collegiate lacrosse for the Florida Gators for the past four years as an attacker.
"First and foremost, the addition of this position for our staff speaks volumes about the commitment level of our university administration and athletic department," Schuman said. "They are committed to seeing us take our program to the highest level possible."
Bruns appeared in 81 games as a Gator, starting 67. She amassed 189 goals, 94 assists, and 83 ground balls over her four years in Gainesville. While at Florida, she earned several honors, including 2010 ALC Rookie of the Year, ALC Academic Honor Roll, SEC Academic Honor Roll, and All-ALC First Team. She was also named a 2011 WomenLax.com All-American and was on the 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List.
"We are excited to welcome Ashley Bruns to our coaching staff and the Campbell University women's lacrosse family," Schuman continued. "Ashley's experience as a member of the original recruiting class at the University of Florida will prove to be invaluable. We are confident that Ashley has the character and work ethic to represent our program at a high level. We welcome Ashley and the Bruns family and look forward to her addition, along with the addition of 13 new players in our 2013 class this fall."
As a senior in the 2013 season, she ranked second for the Gators with 51 goals and third on the team with 62 points. In the NCAA Tournament, Bruns notched five goals, including four against Denver in the second round. In her junior season, she was 36th in the nation with 68 points and was 49th for assists with 24. As a sophomore she led the team with 28 assists, ranking 18th in the NCAA. In her rookie campaign she led the Gators with 79 points, 48 goals, and 31 assists. She ranked 12th in the nation in total points, 13th in points per game, 18th in assists per game and 21st in total assists.
"I am extremely humbled and excited to be named an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Campbell University under head coach Phil Schuman," Bruns said. "I know how special of a place this is and my goal is to have Campbell University competing at the highest level of women's college lacrosse. I want to thank Amanda O'Leary, head coach at the University of Florida, for sharing her passion and knowledge of the game with me and preparing me for this next step in my career."
Bruns joins the Camels after they completed CU's inaugural season at a mark of 6-7. Campbell will return 12 players and looks forward to the incoming class of 13 freshmen in the fall.