Michele DeJuliis is the founder of Ultimate Lacrosse and the assistant coach for the USA National Team. She coached at Princeton University for 8 years and helped produce 17 All-America players. DeJuliis was a member of USA National Teams for 16 years and captain of the 2009 team that won the FIL World Cup. She is 2013 inductee of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Michelle DeJuliis spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Princeton University women's lacrosse program, having joined the staff during the 2004-05 academic year. She served as the offensive coordinator and primarily was responsible for skill development and team conditioning. DeJuliis was captain of the 2009 U.S. Women's World Cup team that won the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague. She has been a member of U.S. National Team program since 1994 and retired from her playing career after winning the gold. She recently joined Team USA as an assistant coach and was part of the 2013 Gold Medal winning World Cup team.
In her eight seasons at Old Nassau, DeJuliis has helped the program to an 88-51 record. The Tigers boast an Ivy League mark of 41-15 and have made the NCAA Tournament seven of those eight years, reaching the quarterfinal round in six of those seasons. In her time at Princeton, DeJuliis has coached the Tigers to 17 IWLCA All-America honors, 12 Tewaaraton nominations or appearances on the Watch List. In addition three have been named Ivy League Players of the Year, two Rookie of the Year, and 40 have received All-Ivy League honors.
DeJuliis honed her skills at Penn State University as a four-time All-America. She finished her career eighth on the school's all-time scoring list with 142 goals and sixth with 203 points. She led the Nittany Lions to the semifinals of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. DeJuliis served as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater in 1998 while completing her degree in kinesiology.
Before entering the coaching profession in 2004, DeJuliis spent five years as a member of the Baltimore City Police Department and was a member of its SWAT team. Joining the department in 1999, DeJuliis spent time as a patrol and tactical officer before moving onto the detective ranks, completing her service as a detective with the Executive Protection Unit. She earned a Meritorious Conduct Award and the Police Commissioner's Award of Excellence while serving the department.
DeJuliis is the founder of Ultimate Lacrosse, established in January 2001. Ultimate Lacrosse, based in Philadelphia & New Jersey, develops and organizes clinics, camps and tournaments for adolescent and high school aged players.
A native of Baltimore, DeJuliis was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008. She also serves as the chair of the IWLCA's Recruiting Education Committee, IWLCA Tournament Committee and as a member of the Mid-Atlantic All-Region Committee. Recently, DeJuliis was recognized as the IWLCA Assistant Coach of the Year for 2011.
DeJuliis is a 2013 inductee of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore and recognized as a true contributor to the sport of lacrosse.