Becca Block joined the Ducks as an assistant coach on July 20, 2016, bringing with her a decorated resume both as a player and a coach.
Block arrived in Eugene after spending 2016 as an assistant at Florida, where she helped guide a Gator defense that finished the season 12th in the nation in scoring defense at 7.45 goals per game. Block began her coaching career at Vermont in 2014, and spent 2015 as an assistant at Michigan before heading to Gainesville.
As a player, Block is one of the premier defenders in women’s lacrosse. She has played five years with the U.S. National Team after first making the team in 2012, and was the 2013 IWLCA Defender of the Year and an All-American as a senior at Syracuse. During her four-year college career, Block helped lead the Orange to the national title game in 2012 and a Final Four berth in 2010, while Big East All-Academic honors twice.
Block played professionally for the Long Island Sound in the summer of 2016 in the inaugural season for the United Women’s Lacrosse League, competing alongside Oregon head coach Katrina Dowd. Block also played with Dowd and fellow assistant Michelle Tumolo on the national team, while also spending all four years as a player at Syracuse with Tumolo, including the 2012 national title run when Dowd was an assistant for the Orange.
In addition to Block's collegiate playing and coaching experience, she was also a coach and counselor for the Syracuse University Elite Lacrosse Camps and helped organize and run the Laxfest Lacrosse Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., from 2010-15.
Block graduated from Syracuse in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science.