Rachel Benzing was hired as an assistant coach in June 2019, rounding out the Lynn women's lacrosse program's first-ever coaching staff. Benzing's responsibilities at Lynn will include: Offensive Coordinator, Camp/Clinic Director, Media, Travel, Game Day & Service Coordinator and Game Scouting.
Aside from being a standout NCAA women's lacrosse player, Benzing has coaching experience with starting a brand new program as she spent the past two years with the inaugural women's lacrosse team at Maryville University.
Benzing went to Maryville after graduating from Lindenwood University in 2017. She earned her bachelor's degree in English literature with a minor in nutrition. In addition to coaching at Maryville, she joined the team at St. Louis Samurai to help grow girl's lacrosse in the Midwest.
During her two seasons with the LU Lions, Benzing was a two-time All-American, earning First Team honors in 2017 and Third Team laurels in 2016. She was also named First Team All-South Region in 2017 and Second Team in 2016. Additionally, she earned First Team All-RMAC honors during both seasons and was named the 2017 RMAC Offensive Player of the Year. In 2017, she was honored as an IWLCA Senior All-Star, named to the RMAC All-Academic Team and voted the Lindenwood Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year.
Prior to Lindenwood, Benzing played Division I lacrosse at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She tallied a point in every contest she saw playing time in as a freshman, including her first collegiate goal against No. 1 ranked Maryland. As a sophomore, she recorded her first collegiate start against Maryland and finished the season ranked fifth in the America East Conference in assists per game.