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Digest: C. Milton Wright grad Amanda Barnes named first women's lacrosse head coach at East Carolina

Digest: C. Milton Wright grad Amanda Barnes named first women's lacrosse head coach at East Carolina

C. Milton Wright graduate Amanda Barnes was named the first head coach at East Carolina. Barnes, who led the Mustangs to the 2004 Maryland state title and was inducted into C. Milton Wright's hall of fame in 2009, spent the past five seasons as Duke's defensive coordinator.

At Duke, Barnes guided four Blue Devils to All-America honors. Kelsey Duryea became the first goalkeeper in program history to earn the distinction as a freshman while concluding the 2013 season ranked fourth nationally in save percentage (.507) and 10th in saves per game (9.00).

Before beginning her coaching career, Barnes was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina...

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