Maureen "Bean" Dupcak
Maureen "Bean" Dupcak played for the United States Women's Lacrosse National Team for 6 years. She was a member of the gold medal winning 1997 World Cup Women's Lacrosse Team and the 1996 and 2000 USA Touring teams (which traveled throughout Britain and Australia) and was the alternate for the 2001 World Cup Team. Bean attended the University of Maryland where she was a four-year letter winner, All-American and NCAA National Champion in both field hockey and lacrosse. In lacrosse she participated in four NCAA "Final Fours", playing in the championship game three times and winning the NCAA Women's Lacrosse National Championship in 1992. In 2003 Bean was named one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's 50 all-time best women's lacrosse players. More recently she was inducted into the Potomac Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
From 1994-1996 Bean was a teacher and Head Field Hockey and Lacrosse coach at Episcopal High School in Houston, TX. After returning to the east coast in 1996, she worked as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland and helped guide the team to the 1997 National Championship. 1998 was the first of six years in which Bean was the Head Coach of American University's Women's Lacrosse Team. There she was named Colonial Conference Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1999 and Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2003. She also took AU to its first ever (and only) NCAA tournament appearance in 2003 and currently holds the record for most wins in AU women's lacrosse history. Bean left coaching in 2003 to stay home and raise her daughters Samantha and Alexis.
Currently, Bean stays involved in lacrosse as a high school and recreational referee. In 2008 & 2009 she has been a MD State High School Championship referee. Bean also coaches youth lacrosse for the St. Mary's of Annapolis Organization.
Certification / Education
- Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine