University of Oregon - Lacrosse

SUMMER CAMP STAFF

Chelsea Gamble Hoffmann
University of Oregon, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Chelsea Gamble was named the third head coach in Oregon lacrosse history on August 1, 2018, after a highly successful four-year stint as an assistant coach at Pac-12 rival Stanford.

The offensive coordinator for the Cardinal from 2015 to 2018, Gamble helped lead Stanford to a pair of conference championships, including the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament title in 2018, and three NCAA appearances. Stanford had reached the NCAA Tournament just five times prior to Gamble's arrival.

Under Gamble's guidance, the Cardinal offense led the Pac-12 in points per game (21.25), goals per game (15.15) and assists per game (6.10) in 2018, while also pacing the league in ground balls (21.55) and draw controls per game (15.00). Nationally, Stanford tied for 14th in goals per game and was 10th in scoring margin (5.75). The Cardinal also thrived academically in 2018, leading the nation with 10 student-athletes on the IWLCA academic honor roll.

The Stanford offense ranked among the top 15 in the nation in scoring every year under Gamble's direction, highlighted by a 2015 season that saw Gamble orchestrate the nation's top scoring offense (16.00 goals per game) as 11 Cardinal scored 10 or more goals. Stanford also led the nation in draw controls that year (15.28 per game) en route to a perfect 9-0 conference record, an MPSF Conference title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Gamble arrived at Stanford from Connecticut, where she was an assistant the previous three seasons (2012-14). The Huskies enjoyed unprecedented success during her tenure, setting consecutive school records for victories in 2012 and 2013 and advancing to the program's first NCAA Tournament in 2013.

As a freshman midfielder at George Mason, Gamble played under current Stanford head coach Amy Bokker and was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team. Gamble was named captain as a sophomore and held that post for three seasons, earning All-CAA honors along the way.

Gamble earned her bachelor's in integrative studies, with a focus on elementary education, in 2011. She went on to earn her master's from Connecticut in educational psychology, with a focus on cognition, instruction and learning technologies, in 2014.    
 
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT CHELSEA GAMBLE:

Amy Bokker – Stanford Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
"I'm thrilled for Chelsea and the University of Oregon! Becoming a head coach is something she's prepared for and she has all the tools to put Oregon on the path to be a great program. Chelsea does an amazing job connecting with student-athletes and puts their experience and development at the forefront. She has been such a loyal friend and coach. I'm so happy for her to stay in the Pac-12 and help grow our conference into the best league in the nation."

Katie Woods – UConn Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
"Chelsea is a perfect fit for Oregon. I think her time at Stanford has put her in a position to excel in her first head coaching job. She has the right energy, personality, passion and knowledge to take Oregon where it wants to go."

Amanda O'Leary – Florida Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
"Chelsea is a tremendous addition to the University of Oregon! Her knowledge of the Pac-12 will certainly allow Oregon to continue as a conference and national competitor. Since my daughter Madison had the opportunity to play for Chelsea at Stanford, I know firsthand the profound impact she had on her as a player, but more importantly as person."

Shannon Williams – Oregon Senior Attacker
"After talking with coach Gamble, I am really excited to have her leading our program. She's experienced within the Pac-12 and knows our conference really well. I think she will be able to connect with players and create a culture of family, competition and success within Oregon lacrosse."

 

Anna Salemo
University of Oregon, Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

Anna Selemo is in her first year as the women's lacrosse assistant coach at the University of Oregon.

Salemo played under head coach Chelsea Gamble at Stanford from 2016-17, earning the 2016 MPSF Rookie of the Year title. During the 2016 season, Salemo scored 35 points and had nine assists for a total of 44 points over the 20-game season – enough to be named All-MPSF second team.

Salemo comes to Oregon after spending the 2018 season as the assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College. Salemo helped the SkyHawks to a 7-7 season and a No. 4 ranking in the Rocky Mountain conference. Last season, four of Salemo's players earned RMAC honorable mention honors, while eight players received All-Academic recognition for their efforts off the field.

Before Fort Lewis College, Salemo also gained experience as a coach during her college career by serving as the offensive coordinator for NorCal Rize Lacrosse during the 2017 season, coaching Team 180 Sports in 2016, and as the varsity head coach at Mountain View High School from 2013-15.

Salemo graduated from Stanford with a degree in cultural and social anthropology and a minor in history in 2017.

 

Nicole Price
University of Oregon, Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

Nicole Price is in her first year as the women's lacrosse assistant coach at the University of Oregon.

Price arrives at Oregon after two seasons as an assistant coach at Dartmouth. Last season, Price helped Dartmouth qualify for its first Ivy League tournament since 2013 and break into the nation's top 20 with an 11-5 record.

Price helped guide junior Kathryn Giroux to the Ivy League record for draw controls (133) in a season, as well as the top three single-game totals for draw controls in 2018 for All-American honorable mention recognition. She also coached sophomore Kiera Vrindten, who was the Ivy League Goalkeeper of the Year. Under Price, Dartmouth also earned two first team All-Region, three first-team all-Ivy, one second-team all-Ivy, and one honorable mention all-Ivy honors.

Before Dartmouth, Price served as an assistant coach at Fresno State during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Price helped lead the Bulldogs to the most successful and winning season in program history, as well as team season records for wins, points, goals, assists, shots, shots on goals, groundballs and draw controls. She also helped midfielder Caroline Dineen-Carslon break the program's record for goals (30) in a single season, and Sophia Aragon was named the MPSF Defender of the Year under Price's leadership.

Price also served as an assistant coach at San Diego State during the 2014 season, helping the Aztecs to their first postseason berth in program history with a 7-10 record. With Price's help, three players earned All-MPSF honors and five players were named to the MPSF All-Academic team in 2014.

Price started out her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's University during the 2013 season – after playing on the team from 2008-12. During her collegiate career, Price entered the record books with 47 goals, 10 assists, 57 points, 121 shots, 43 ground balls, and 34 draw controls. She was named team captain and earned NEC All-Tournament honors during her senior year.  

Price graduated from Mount St. Mary's in 2011 with a degree in business, and then earned her Master's degree in business administration in 2013.

 

Elisabeth Blackwell
University of Oregon, Volunteer Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

Elisabeth Blackwell joined the Oregon coaching staff on January 21, 2020 as a volunteer assistant coach after spending the 2019 season as an assistant coach at Fresno State.

"We are thrilled to have Elisabeth join our staff and the Duck lacrosse family," said Gamble Hoffmann. "Her experience and knowledge of the game will bring a new edge to our defensive unit."

Blackwell worked primarily with the defenders and goalkeepers at Fresno State, where she helped the Bulldogs' goalies recorded a program-record 192 saves, while goalie Laurel Maunder set a school single-season record with 181 saves. The Bulldogs also had a pair of defenders earn All-MPSF honors under Blackwell's tutelage.

Prior to her stint at Fresno State, Blackwell spent two years as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb, where she helped senior Amanda Steinmuller to a 39-goal year and freshman Talen Francis to a program freshman record for scoring with 44 points. She spent one year as a volunteer assistant coach at Louisville, helping lead the Cardinals to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Blackwell played her sophomore through senior seasons at Stetson, where she started 43 games throughout her career and was named a co-captain in 2015 as a senior. She also spent her freshman year at LIU-Brooklyn, where she started all 16 games in 2011. Blackwell graduated from Stetson in 2015 with a degree in biology.