Jenna Petrucelli, a former All-America attacker at the University of Mary Washington, joined the Bucknell women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in September 2015. In her first season with the Bison, the team went 10-8 off of a 2-15 season the year before, producing the second-most wins in a season in program history. The offense set a team scoring record with 221 goals and led the nation in assists with 8.1 per game.
Petrucelli is a 2014 graduate of Mary Washington, where she earned First Team All-America, Division III Virginia Player of the Year and Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. Petrucelli was a two-time VaSID First Team All-State and IWLCA All-Region performer, first as a midfielder in 2013 and then as an attacker in 2014.
She tallied 74 goals in her senior year, finishing sixth in the nation and first in the Capital Athletic Conference. Petrucelli’s career total of 169 goals ranks seventh in program history, and she set school records for Goals Scored In A Game and Draw Controls In A Season. According to player impact rankings on LaxPower.com in 2014, Petrucelli ranked first among all DIII players nationally.
In addition to her outstanding play at the collegiate level, Petrucelli was selected to the Italian National Team senior training pool, where she participated in the team’s first-ever winter training trip in Rome and continues to compete overseas in international tournaments, friendlies, and events.
Just after graduating magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from Mary Washington, Petrucelli was hired as head women’s lacrosse coach at Rosemont College, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania naming her the youngest collegiate head coach in NCAA history. Taking over a program that had posted only five wins in its previous five seasons, Petrucelli led the Ravens to four wins and helped produce Rosemont’s very first all-conference player in 2015.
She has more than five years of experience coaching and training young athletes at both the high school and college level. In addition to her playing and coaching career, she is the owner and founder of House of Lax.