Ricky Fried, Head Coach
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Ricky Fried is now in his 14th season at the helm of the Hoya program after serving as a Georgetown assistant coach in 2003 and 2004.
In his first 13 seasons, Fried has led the Hoyas to a 139-97 overall record and a 71-17 record in BIG EAST regular season games. During the 2014 season, he became the winningest coach in program history following a 13-6 win over Temple on April 19.
Under Fried, Georgetown has earned seven BIG EAST regular season titles, made six trips to the BIG EAST Championship Game, winning in 2010, and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times, reaching the quarterfinals twice.
Fried has coached 22 All-Americans as well as the National Goalie of the Year, two BIG EAST Attackers of the Year, three Midfielders of the Year and five Defensive Players of the Year to go along with 72 All-BIG EAST first and second team selections. Additionally, he and his staff have won BIG EAST Staff of the Year on two occasions.
In 2017, Georgetown went 9-9 with a mark of 7-2 in BIG EAST Conference play. The squad earned a BIG EAST Championship berth marking GU's 11th-consecutive trip to the conference postseason. The Blue & Gray had one player named all-region and five All-BIG EAST honorees including BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Francesca Whitehurst.
Prior to Georgetown, Fried was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University for nine seasons. While at the school, Fried served as the recruiting coordinator and helped build Hopkins in to a Division I Top 20 program after aiding in the transition from a strong D-III program.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Fried was an All-America midfielder for the Retrievers lacrosse team. As a senior, he served as team captain, was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned the team's Leadership Award. He was named to UMBC's All-Time Team in 1990.
Fried arrived at Hopkins following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the Gilman School and serving a season as an assistant at his alma mater. He also played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings from 1989-92 and 1997 and the Baltimore Thunder from 1993-94.
Fried is also active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and has served as the organization's vice president, on the board of directors, on its ethics and recruiting tournaments committees. Currently, he is the chair of the Regional All-American Committee and is a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Committee.
After serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Elite Team for three years, Fried was named the head coach of the national team in August 2009. He held the position until fall 2017.
After leading Team USA to an undefeated gold medal in 2013 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, his position was renewed through 2017. It marked his second World Cup gold after winning in the summer of 2009 as an assistant in Prague, Czech Republic. He won his third and final gold medal in the summer of 2017 at the World Cup in Guildford, England.
Fried currently serves as the head coach of the Philadelphia Fire of the WPLL.
He, his wife Halyna, and their children, Jack (14) and Paige (12), reside in Columbia, Md.
Danielle Etrasco, Assistant Coach
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Danielle Etrasco came to the Hilltop during the summer of 2016. She came to Georgetown from Army West Point where she was an assistant coach for two seasons. Etrasco focuses on the offense for the Hoyas.
In her first season, Georgetown went 9-9 with a mark of 7-2 in BIG EAST Conference play. The squad earned a BIG EAST Championship berth marking GU's 11th-consecutive trip to the conference postseason. The Blue & Gray had one player named all-region and five All-BIG EAST honorees including BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Francesca Whitehurst.
Army West Point became the Academy's 28th varsity sport and competed at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Patriot League for the 2016 season. The Black Knights went 5-12 overall including a three-game win streak early in the season.
Etrasco helped oversee Army West Point's final year at the club level, as the Black Knights played to an 8-3 overall record and appeared in the championship game of the New England Women's Lacrosse League Tournament. During the season, she worked primarily with the offense.
Etrasco spent the 2013-14 academic year at Virginia Tech, where she served as an assistant under Head Coach Megan Burker. While in Blacksburg, Virginia, Etrasco worked primarily with the Hokies' attack, helping produce an All-ACC first team player and working to improve the team's scoring output from 177 goals in 2013 to 192 goals in 2014. In her role at Virginia Tech, Etrasco also served as the team's student-athlete academic liaison and was responsible for developing practice plans, breaking down video and coordinating travel.
Prior to her time at Virginia Tech, Etrasco enjoyed a standout playing career as an attacker at Boston University. Along with serving as team captain as a junior and senior, Etrasco led the Terriers in scoring during her sophomore, junior and senior campaigns, including team bests of 79 points, 59 goals and 20 assists as a senior.
Additionally, she was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List in 2013, as one of the top college players in the nation.
A two-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American, Etrasco earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team and All-America East Conference First Team honors in each of her final three seasons at Boston University.
In the summer of 2011, Etrasco was invited to join the United States National Team, eventually earning a spot on the 2013 World Cup squad. Etrasco won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, totaling 17 goals and three assists in seven games during the tournament.
In 2017, she was selected as the 31st overall pick in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League draft going to the Philadelphia Fire. She has also played in the United Women’s Lacrosse League with the Boston Storm.
A native of Massapequa, New York, Etrasco also served in a coaching capacity with the Long Island Liberty Lacrosse program in Manhasset, New York, and at the Around the Crease lacrosse camp in Boston, Massachusetts.
Etrasco earned a Bachelor of Science in hospitality administration from Boston University in 2013.
She resides in Washington, D.C.
Nick Williams, Assistant Coach
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Nick Williams is entering his fifth season on the Hilltop. Williams came to Georgetown after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Florida.
In his three seasons as an assistant, the team has gone 26-29 with a mark of 17-6 in BIG EAST Conference play as well as earning one BIG EAST Regular Season Championship. He has coached five all-region honorees as well as 15 All-BIG EAST selections.
In the postseason, the team earned an NCAA Tournament berth in 2015 defeating Johns Hopkins, 9-8, in overtime in the first round. GU fell to the University of North Carolina, 10-8. In 2017, the Hoyas earned their 11th-consecutive BIG EAST Championship berth.
At Florida, Williams was the defensive coordinator for one season. Williams was involved in all day-to-day activities of the team including scouting, practice planning, film and working with the Florida Lacrosse Summer Camp. He was also instrumental in recruiting.
With Williams, the Gators went 18-3 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. In 2013, he coached the top four award winners in the conference as well as five All-America honorees.
Williams served two seasons (2010-12) as an assistant coach for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team and was instrumental with overseeing team defense and team goalkeepers, while also assisting with recruiting, scouting opponents and camps and clinics.
In two seasons with UND, Williams helped compile a 23-15 record as he worked directly with many goalies and defenders who brought in national awards. The Irish were eighth in the country in caused turnovers and 34th in scoring defense in 2012. They finished with a 13-4 record and were eliminated by eventual national champion Northwestern in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Prior to Notre Dame, he spent a season working with women's lacrosse at his alma mater, Towson, where he was a two-sport athlete in men's lacrosse and football. During his lone season at Towson, Williams helped the women's team to a 13-3 overall record, a first-ever at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament and a final ranking of No. 7 in the nation, the highest ranking in school history.
Assisting with both the offense and defense, he helped coach the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year, three First Team All-CAA picks, two second team choices and two all-rookie selections.
As a four-year member of the Tigers men's lacrosse team, Williams played 61 career games and helped Towson to a pair of CAA championships. He scored 29 goals with 22 assists in his career, including a career-best, four-goal game against Cornell in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Williams graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in sports management.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native also was a football standout at Towson and is the fifth-leading rusher in school history with 1,985 yards during his career. As a sophomore, Williams rushed for 911 yards in 11 games, including a career-high 169 yards in a win over Delaware. He was a Third Team All-Atlantic 10 selection at running back following his sophomore year.
Additionally, Williams spent time as the assistant coach of women's lacrosse at Pomona College in Claremont, California, during the spring of 2009. That previous fall he was the running backs coach at his high school alma mater - Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore.
Williams completed his master's degree in sports industry management from Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies in 2017.
He resides in Washington, D.C.