Jen Lapicki, who competed at Florida State and Tennessee and last season was an assistant coach at Iona, will join the Princeton softball staff as assistant coach.
Lapicki will work under newly hired head coach Lisa Sweeney, like Lapicki a New Jersey native.
"Jen is a passionate coach with the kind of playing experience and success that will undoubtedly make our team and program stronger," Sweeney said. "Her genuineness and dedication to the game comes through immediately. She is eager to get started and we are fortunate to have her joining the Princeton family."
Her tenure at Princeton will be her second position as a coach, as she joined the Iona staff for the 2012 season. The Gaels were MAAC champions and played in the NCAA tournament.
While at Tennessee in 2008 and 2009, Lapicki earned Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team honors while serving as the Lady Vols' primary first baseman in both seasons. As a sophomore, she was named to ESPN The Magazine's Third-Team Academic All-America.
Lapicki transferred to Florida State for her final two seasons in 2010 and 2011, starting for the Seminoles in both campaigns and leading the team in batting average (.343) as a freshman. Lapicki's teams went to the NCAA tournament in all four seasons between Tennessee and Florida State.
Lapicki earned her bachelors degree in sport management from Florida State in 2011, graduating with Latin honors, before beginning work on her masters degree in business while at Iona. A native of Oldwick, N.J., Lapicki prepped at Immaculata High School in Somerset, N.J.