CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Assistant to the Athletic Director for Sports Performance & Campus Recreation Jonnie Jenkins and head women's lacrosse coach Heidi Pearce have announced the hiring of 2017 Washington College graduate Maddie Mullen as an assistant sports performance coach and an assistant women's lacrosse coach.
Mullen joins the sports performance staff after serving as a student intern in the second semester of her senior year this past spring. During the internship she ran team warm ups, observed training sessions, and inputted performance testing data. She also took the Certified Personal Trainer Course through the college's physical education office, which is affiliated with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is now a certified personal trainer, and is working towards her certification as a strength and conditioning specialist as well as a United States Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
Jenkins is excited to have Mullen on board.
"Maddie's energy and passion for strength and conditioning and sports performance was clear the moment she stepped on the Washington College campus her freshmen year," says Jenkins, who is Washington College's Head Sports Performance Coach. "We typically see an apprehensiveness from first year athletes when it comes to the weight room. Maddie thrived in the environment and helped many of her teammates understand the importance that strength training plays in on-field performance over her four-year career."
In addition to sports performance, Mullen also joins the coaching staff of the women's lacrosse team in which she was a four-year member of from 2014-17. In her four seasons with the team, she made 141 saves in 33 career games. As a junior in 2016 she had a career-best 15 saves in a win over Lynchburg and stopped a career-high 96 shots for the season. Mullen also earned Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors on March 28, 2016.
Mullen earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the College in May.