Courtney Novak

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon named Courtney Novak as its first Director of Lacrosse in October of 2020.

Novak has responsibility for both the Hornets' men's and women's lacrosse programs.

Novak comes to Lyndon from Chapman University in Orange, CA. At Chapman she served as an assistant coach and the offensive coordinator for the Panthers' women's lacrosse team. She was responsible for implementing Chapman's attack, film breakdown, and recruiting. In 2020 Chapman was 3-4 and riding a three game conference winning streak when the COVID-19 pandemic prematurely ended their season last spring.

Novak also served as the varsity girls lacrosse coach at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA, from 2018 to 2020 and was the assistant at Los Alamitos for one season prior to that. She has also been very involved with the club lacrosse circuit in California, serving as a coach with SoCal Express and as the director of Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse.

Novak earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, in 2017. She started 12 games as a defender for the Bears as a freshman in 2013 before a knee injury cut short her career. As a result, she began her coaching career while still an undergraduate, serving as an assistant coach at Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA, and helping the team reach the Pioneer Athletic conference championship game.

Novak earned a Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lonmg Beach State University in 2019. She has published and presented several works on the mental side of sports.

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