Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Maryland '19
Experience: 1st Year


Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse head coach Alex Kahoe has announced the addition of Julia Braig to the coaching staff as the Hawks' newest assistant coach, it was announced in August. A two-time NCAA champion with the University of Maryland, Braig concluded her decorated four-year career in May 2019.

The 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association National Defender of the Year, Braig enjoyed a successful career at College Park from 2016-19, where she was twice tabbed an All-American First Team selection by both the IWLCA and by Inside Lacrosse as well as the back-to-back Big Ten Defender of the Year for her junior and senior seasons (2018, 2019).

The four-year starting defender was also a two-time Tewaaraton nominee, two-time IWLCA All-Region First Team pick, and two-time All-Big Ten Tournament Team selection in 2018 and 2019. Braig was also a three-time All-Big Ten honoree (2017-19) and earned IL All-American Honorable Mention accolades and IWLCA All-Region Second Team recognition as a sophomore.

Braig amassed dominant career numbers in ground balls (103) and caused turnovers (78) as a Terp and helped lead her squad to a four-year record of 87-4, which included an undefeated 45-0 home record. As a senior, she helped Maryland to a 22-1 record while anchoring a defense that held 16 of 23 opponents to under 10 goals, en route to 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team accolades.

Braig graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in economics in May 2019. A native of Reisterstown, Md. and product of St. Paul's School, Braig currently resides in Philadelphia.

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