Hannah Nielsen
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Record23–14 (.622)
Biographical details
Born1987 (age 34–35)
Adelaide, Australia
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010Penn State (asst.)
2011–2012Towson (asst.)
2014–2015Colorado (asst.)
2017Northwestern (asst.)
2018 – presentMichigan
Head coaching record
Overall23–14 (.622)
Accomplishments and honors
NCAA Women's Lacrosse National Champions, (2006–2009)
Tewaaraton Trophy (2008–2009)

Big Ten Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year 2008

Honda Sports Award (2008–2009)

Hannah Nielsen (born 28 November 1987 in Adelaide, Australia) is the current head coach of the University of Michigan women’s lacrosse team. She was formerly the first women's lacrosse assistant coach at the University of Colorado. Originally from the Brighton Lacrosse Club in Adelaide (also the home club of Jen Adams), Nielsen played for the Northwestern University Wildcats, and won four national championships as a player. She was a three-time All-American, and is a winner of both the Tewaaraton Trophy and Honda Sports Award in her junior and senior seasons.[1][2][3] She holds NCAA records for career assists, assists in a season, and assists in single game.[4]

Also a member of the Australia women's national lacrosse team, Nielsen was a member of the Australian U19 team (2003 & 2007) as well as the 2005 World Cup-winning senior team, and was selected as an All-Star player in both the 2009 and 2013 World Cups.[citation needed]

Head coaching record


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten Conference) (2018–Present)
2018 Michigan 7–10 2–4 5th
2019 Michigan 16–4 4–2 3rd NCAA Second Round
Michigan: 23–14 (.622) 6–6 (.500)
Total: 23–14 (.622)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Elliott Adds Nielsen To Coaching Staff". cubuffs.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Northwestern's Nielsen tops in women's lacrosse". ESPN.com. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Lacrosse". CWSA. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)