June 13, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Head women's lacrosse coach Kerri O'Day announced the addition of Jess Roguski to the Greyhounds staff Tuesday. Roguski, a Baltimore native, joins the Loyola staff after two years as a member of the Ohio University staff were she coached under Loyola women's lacrosse alumni Allison Valentino.
"Jess has valuable experience, having played on a Final Four team and with two years of coaching experience under her belt, "O'Day said. "We feel that experience makes her a great asset to the Loyola College women's lacrosse program."
Before becoming a coach, Roguski played lacrosse at Vanderbilt from 2001-2004. She helped the Commodores to two conference championships and an NCAA semifinal appearance in 2004. That season she led the team in goals with 42 as a senior. That season Roguski also earned second-team All-America honors from the IWLCA/US Lacrosse and Inside Lacrosse. At Vanderbilt she was a two-time All-American Lacrosse Conference selection, a two-time first-team All-South Region selection, a two-time Academic All-American and three-time member of the SEC Scholar Athlete Honor Roll. Roguski currently holds the Commodores record for goals in a game (six) and is sixth on their all-time goals list with 75.
"I think Jess is an outstanding candidate for the position at Loyola," Vanderbilt head coach Cathy Swezey said. "She led our team so well and brought such quality to the program here at Vanderbilt and I'm sure she'll do a superb job for Loyola."
Also an active member in the community, Roguski was twice named to the Southeastern Conference Good Works Team (at-large division) for her work with underprivileged children and the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital outreach program. She was Vanderbilt's Endowed Scholarship Athlete Recipient in 2003 and 2004. Roguski also was named the Vanderbilt Community Service Athlete of the Year and Children's Hospital Athlete of the Year in 2004. Roguski was also a member of the U.S. Developmental Team.
Roguski has also spent time working at lacrosse camps around the country since 2001 including the Nashville Girls Summer League which she founded, managed and organized the league in 2003. It was the first girl's summer lacrosse league in Nashville.
Roguski will primarily work with the Greyhounds offensive unit in the coming season.