Missy Ackerman
Missy Ackerman
Year: 1987
Team: Field Hockey and Lacrosse
Induction Class: 2017

A standout field hockey and lacrosse player during her time at Sweet Briar, Missy Ackerman has gone on to very successful coaching and athletics administration career.

Ackerman is currently serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations, Corporate Sponsorships, and Marketing at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to her current appointment, Ackerman worked for Longwood University and Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Va.

In addition to her experience in athletic administration, Ackerman was an accomplished college lacrosse and field hockey coach, including five years at Sweet Briar. She coached 17 Academic All-Americans and 11 National All-Americans over her career. She was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in women's lacrosse three times and field hockey twice.

During her collegiate playing career, Ackerman was named All-Conference twice in both field hockey and lacrosse. During her senior campaign, she was named ODAC Player of the Year and an All-American for both sports. Her Sweet Briar career concluded by scoring 60 goals during the 1987 lacrosse season.

Missy is being inducted into the Sweet Briar College Athletics and Riding Hall of Fame for her athletic achievement and exemplary leadership qualities during her four years as a varsity athlete and for her extraordinary service to the college as the head lacrosse coach.