Annie Longtain is the assistant coach for the Willamette women's lacrosse team. She helps Head Coach Sarah Lautenbach with all aspects of the program. The Bearcats begin their first season of competition this spring (2019 season).
"We are very excited to have her," Lautenbach said. "Annie brings a positive and enthusiastic leadership style and possesses the passion and fortitude necessary to inspire our growing program. She is a great addition, and we are looking forward to having her contribute her diverse knowledge of the game."
Longtain played lacrosse at the University of Oregon. She was named All-Academic in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the spring of 2017. She was an Athlete Scholar at U of O in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She represented the Ducks at the PAC-12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting in San Francisco, California. In addition, she was selected for the the 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. Longtain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon in the spring of 2017.
She was active as a co-chair of the Women of Oregon Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2016-17. She developed and delivered the Women's Empowerment Symposium for female student-athletes, providing them with a chance to network with professional females, as well as preparing them for life after college athletics. She participated in setting up a domestic violence workshop for student-athletes with One Love Foundation. She also helped student-athletes learn about body image, nutrition and professionalism.
Longtain was involved with other community service projects outside of campus. She mentored children in the Middle School Mentor Program and interacted with youngsters on a weekly basis at The Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley. She coached girls' lacrosse to multiple age groups. She helped teach life skills to children with cancer and their siblings. She traveled with Courts of Kids to the Dominican Republic to build a community multipurpose court.