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Director of Lacrosse

Nikki (Lieb) Schwob, Director, Head Coach
Nikki is Director of Lacrosse for AC Sandhills and Founder of Shine On Sports LLC.  Nikki is a former Division I collegiate coach at Cal Berkeley and Davidson College.  She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Masters of Teaching and was on the 2004 National Championship Lacrosse Team.  She was a three-time First Team All-American at UVA, three-time ALL ACC, and won Virginia's Defensive Midfielder of the Year Award in 2006.  She was a team captain and Tewaaraton Finalist in 2006.  While at Virginia, Nikki helped lead the lacrosse team to two ACC Championship Titles ('04, '06) and appeared in the NCAA National Championship game three times.  She also played Varsity Soccer at UVA for two years.  Nikki was a member of the United States National Lacrosse Team for three years (2007-'09).  She played with the US Team in the Prague Cup in 2008 and was an alternate for the World Cup in 2009.

Upon graduation from UVA, Nikki worked for the United States Golf Association for 2 years before finding her passion in coaching.  She coached at two Division I programs, Cal Berkeley and Davidson College, before moving to Pinehurst, NC,  founding Shine on Sports and spearheading the effort to make Pinecrest High School girls lacrosse go Varsity. She resides in Pinehurst with her husband, Leighton and their son, Brady.