Before UDC, Coach Urick served at Georgetown University for ten years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator. In his ten seasons at Georgetown, he helped 24 players earn All-American accolades including coaching three Conference “Offensive Players of the Year.” He coached at Cornell University for one season before Georgetown.
As a player, Coach Urick is one of the most decorated players in Georgetown University lacrosse history. He captained the 1999 and 2000 teams and was named All-American as a junior and senior. He is the all-time leading goal scorer in Georgetown history.
Coach Urick played professionally in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for nine seasons. Playing for the New Jersey Pride and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he retired in 2009 as the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLL history. In 2006, Coach Urick led team USA to a silver medal in the World Lacrosse Championships and was the team’s leading scorer.
Coach Urick graduated from Georgetown in 2000 with a B.A. in Government with a minor in Theology. He is a member of the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse and James W. Robinson High School hall of fames. He was selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Peggie, reside in Bethesda, Md., with their sons, Parker (4) and Ryan (2).
His coaching philosophy at Prep involves being personable, and enabling his players to relate easily to him, knowing he too was in their shoes navigating both athletics and academics. He pushes his players to be “confident but not cocky, proud but not complacent”. He maintains “championship expectations” of them in practices and games but helps them transform the pressure into constructive energy in the quest for a league title.
Before coming to Prep, Coach Eskow worked as an assistant basketball coach for 3 seasons at Catholic University of America. Eskow’s firm knowledge of the game and understanding of player development made him an asset to the Cardinal coaching staff. His duties included work with CUA’s big men, scouting, video breakdown and game planning. His player development work with center Chris Kearney – who went on to play professionally in Spain – helped him blossom into a first-team All-American.
While a student at American University, he also was the AU Men’s Basketball team manager, then head manager for 4 seasons and working closely with AU players and coaches, including video analysis work and team logistics. Prior to graduating from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md., he was a two-year student varsity assistant basketball coach. For many recent summers he had been an assistant coordinator for the Hoop Group DC Metro Showcase and Big Shots tournaments.
Coach Coleman played Division I Lacrosse at Fairfield University, where she was team captain, and at Georgetown University where she finished her career as a fifth year graduate player.
At Fairfield, she set the single-season record for points (90) and goals (68) as a freshman and assists (27) as a sophomore. By her junior year she set the career record for goals (186), points (257) and assists (71). In 2008, she was MAAC Rookie of the Year and Fairfield Freshman Athlete of the Year. She was a three time IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team performer, a two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year winner, and a three time First Team All-MAAC honoree. She was also a three time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team. Kristen graduated from Fairfield as a US Lacrosse All-American.
Following a serious knee injury suffered before her senior season, Ms. Coleman transferred to Georgetown University where she finished her lacrosse career and obtained her Master Degree in Sports Management. Kristen was a leading scorer for the Hoyas and was nominated to play in the North vs. South Senior All Star Game representing Georgetown. She was also selected for the IWCLA Academic Honor Roll.
Ms. Coleman graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 where she is currently the head coach for the Varsity lacrosse team. During her high school career she was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player, serving as team captain during her junior and senior years. She was a 2007 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, and a three-time All-WCAC player, two time team MVP, and 2nd team All-Met. AHC finished her senior year ranked #6 in the Washington Post. As a senior, she tallied 89 goals and 44 assists and their team record was 18-2.
Coleman currently works in the Athletic Department at Georgetown Preparatory School.
He was captain of the soccer team his junior and senior year, was named All-IAC his junior and senior year and led the league in scoring his senior year.
Additionally he was a goal keeper on his club team, a team that won multiple state and regional championships. As a goal keeper he was a member and captain of Maryland’s Olympic Development team throughout high school.
He went on to play soccer at Georgetown University as a goal keeper.
In 2002 he returned to Prep to help coach soccer.
Her coaching philosophy was a key element to her 2012 team being awarded the Maryland 4A State Sportsmanship Award. Benke-Murray was recognized as the All-Gazette coach-of-the-year (Montgomery County) in 2008 and 2012.