Annie Houghton - 2028 Black AC



Annie is from Linthicum, Maryland (Anne Arundel County) where she was a 4-year Varsity starter at North County High School.  While at North County she helped the Knights to the State Semi-Finals during her Junior year and earned all-county honors as a defender.  She was named Captain as a Senior.  After high school she went on to play at Frostburg State University.  While at Frostburg she helped her team receive ECAC Tournament bids in both her Junior and Senior seasons.  She started all 58 games of her collegiate career, playing both defense and midfield and recorded 30 goals, 19 assists, 62 draw controls and 120 groundballs.  Annie was a 2x captain and a 2x Academic All-American.   

Her lacrosse career shifted from player to coach in 2001 when she became a Graduate Assistant Coach at Frostburg State University.  She coordinated the program’s recruiting efforts and assisted with all aspects of coaching, planning and administrative tasks.  Upon receiving her master’s degree in 2003, she accepted her first teaching position at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. She was the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Dundalk High School from 2004-2007.  She helped take the team from a 3-11 record during her first season to an 11-3 record in her second year as head coach.  She led the Varsity Owls to a 37-19 record during her time as Head Coach.   

In 2007 she took time off to pursue a second master’s degree and to start a family.  She returned to coaching in the spring of 2015 with Severna Park High School.  She served as the JV Assistant Coach during her first two years and became the Head JV Coach in 2017.  In her 6 years as Head JV Coach she has amassed a 56-1-1 record and led her team to the first-ever Anne Arundel County JV Lacrosse County Championship in 2022.   

In addition to coaching at the collegiate and high school levels, she coaches club lacrosse as well.  She was the Head Coach of the 2019 API/East Coast Select team from 2015-2018.  She joined the M&D family in the fall of 2021 and is currently the Assistant Coach of the 2028 Black team.