Emily BikowskiHead Coach
Alma Mater: Longwood, '06
Office Phone: 321-5199
Emily Bikowski was named the first women's lacrosse coach in the history of Newberry College in June 2011. She has been the head coach for three seasons and is also Newberry's Senior Woman Administration and associate athletics director for compliance and academic services.
In the Wolves' three seasons, Bikowski has compiled a 16-30 record and advanced to the first-ever South Atlantic Conference semifinal. In 2013, she coached the first-ever SAC Player of the Year in 50-goal scorer KerriAnn Barlage. Barlage was also selected for the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game.
Newberry has had four all-South Atlantic Conference selections in one season in the league, also grabbing four all-Independent nods in the program's first two seasons.
Bikowski came to Newberry after a season as an assistant coach at Limestone College, helping lead the Saints to the Division II National Championship game and a No. 2 national ranking. Bikowski was a four-year letterwinner at Longwood University in Virginia and garnered numerous honors during her playing career. She was a three-time IWLCA Division II All-American from 2002-04. She was honored as the 2003 Division II Midfielder of the Year by WomensLacrosse.com and was named all-NCAA Tournament twice.
She was first team Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference All-Academic in 2004 and was a three-time first team all-state honoree by VaSID, the Virginia Sports Information Directors society.
In addition to her time at Limestone and Longwood, Bikowski also has experience as a high school head coach. She was the head coach at Columbia's Richland Northeast HS in 2010 and at Bishop O'Connell HS in Arlington, Va. - her alma mater - from 2006-08.
Professionally, Bikowski has served as a teaching assistant at the University of South Carolina, taught high school science classes at Bishop O’Connell and has also conducted significant field research in the archaeology and anthropology fields.
She was an archaeological field employee at Longwood and served as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Southeastern Archaeology. Additionally, she has had a journal article published (2007) as a result of her work in the field and was also awarded a Jamestowne Society Grant to pursue historical research (2005). Bikowski currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Longwood (2006) and has her Master’s in Archaeology from the University of South Carolina.