BERKELEY – Cal’s new head coach Brooke Eubanks is bringing a familiar face back to the Cal lacrosse family. Eubanks announced on Wednesday the hiring of former Golden Bear standout Megan Takacs as assistant coach.
“I am so excited to welcome Megan Takacs back to Cal,” Eubanks said. “She is passionate about Cal, Cal lacrosse and our student-athletes. She will bring fresh ideas to the program, while at the same time connecting us to our roots. I couldn't think of a better fit for this program.”
Following her senior season, Takacs was named the first All-American in the history of the program. She is also a two-time MPSF Player of the Year and IWLCA West Region first team selection in 2012 and 2013.
Takacs finished her time at Cal as the Bear’s all-time career goal scorer with 148. Her single-season mark of 53 goals scored in 2012 is also best in the school history. In 2013, Takacs almost beat her own record when she tallied 52 goals as a senior. Her 184 career points rank second all-time at Cal.
“I am so excited to be back in Berkeley as an assistant coach for the Cal women's lacrosse team,” Takacs said. “Being on the other side will definitely be a transition. I am ecstatic to be a part of the Cal athletic community once again and see where this team goes. This group has so much to offer, and I look forward to helping them grow on and off the field as much as possible. I am thrilled to be working under Brooke, who is both a friend and former teammate of mine. I'm excited to collaborate ideas with her and continue the growth of the Cal women's lacrosse team.”
Following her collegiate career, Takacs helped Team Canada reach the Gold Medal game in the 2013 Fil Women's World Cup. Takacs scored twice in the final, part of her 11 points over the course of the tournament.
This is Eubanks’ first hire since she was named head coach on July 31.