Six Seasons (30-66 through 2011)
Meighan Guiney wrapped up her sixth season as Head Coach of the Franklin Pierce University women's lacrosse program in 2012. She also serves as the Head Coach of the Ravens field hockey program. The winningest coach in program history, Guiney has posted a 30-66 record (.313 winning percentage) over 96 games through six seasons in Rindge to run her record to 48-91 (.345) over 139 games in nine seasons as a collegiate head coach. The Ravens have won more than five games in each of the last four seasons, the only times in program history the feat has been accomplished.
Inheriting a team that had gone winless in each of its last two seasons and had posted just 13 wins in its nine-year history, Guiney had 12 wins at the end of her third season in Rindge. In that third season, 2009, she guided the program to the postseason for just the second time in its history, and the first time in six years, with an quarterfinal appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The team matched the program record for conference wins in the 2009, 2010 and 2012 seasons.
Over the six seasons at the helm for the Ravens, Guiney has had three players named All-Conference by the Northeast-10, and has seen one player named the conference's Freshman of the Year, while another landed on the All-Rookie Team. All five postseason conference accolades came in a three-year span (2008-10), an unprecedented accomplishment in program history. Lauren Stille became the first player in program annals to receive a major award from the conference after her rookie season in 2008, when she was selected as Northeast-10 Freshman of the Year.
Guiney's players have seen regular success away from the classroom from the very beginning of her tenure, as Erin Hopkins, Nicole McKinnon and Jennifer Provencher were all named to the Northeast-10 All-Academic Team in 2007. In total, four players have been selected to the conference's All-Academic Team under Guiney's watch.
Most recently, the 2012 campaign saw the Ravens check in at 6-10, one behind the program record for wins for the third consecutive season. The season marked the end of the career for two of the most prolific defensive pieces in school history. Jillian Bolduc, who played all but 96 minutes in net over her four-year career, graduated as the school's all-time leader in wins (24), while ranking second in saves (733) and goals-against average (14.94). Saving some of her best for last, her 14.25 GAA as a senior was 0.75 lower than any previous year and allowed her to drop her career GAA under 15.00. Meanwhile, in front of the crease, Kim Jaskina finished off a two-sport career as the program's all-time leader in ground balls (237) and caused turnovers (126). An All-America selection as a senior in field hockey, Jaksina was named Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year at Franklin Pierce's year-end awards banquet.
As a team, while the offensive numbers could not catch up to the record-setting pace of the previous two seasons, the team found renewed focus at the defensive end, sporting a team goals-against average of 14.44, the lowest since the 2004 squad checked in at 13.31. From March 19 through March 27, the club picked up wins in four straight games, matching a program record. At 4-8 in Northeast-10 play, the club matched the school record for Conference wins for the third time in four seasons.
In 2011, the squad finished at 6-10, one behind the program record in wins for the second straight season. The campaign was the senior season for arguably the two most successful players in program history. Lauren Stille finished her career as the program's all-time leader in points (262) and goals (210), while Jordan Baillargeon finished right behind her, second in both categories (224 and 155, respectively). Meanwhile, Baillargeon graduated as Franklin Pierce's all-time leader in assists (69), while Stille ranked second (52). Perhaps most impressively, each had already broken their respective records by the end of their junior seasons.
As a team, Franklin Pierce scored the third-most goals (181) in program history. The team has netted at least 180 goals in each of the last four seasons (all but Guiney's first season as bench boss), while no previous team in school history had scored even 130 times in a season. Though both Baillaregon and Stille were left out of the postseason awards picture in their senior seasons, sophomore Emily Lodge later earned selection to the Northeast-10 All-Academic Team.
Guiney oversaw an explosive offensive attack during the 2010 season, which helped keep the Ravens in the hunt for a playoff spot heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The team finished one in back of the school record for wins at 6-9 and matched the school record for conference wins at 4-7. Along the way, Franklin Pierce set single-season school records for team goals (225), team assists (89), team points (314) and team shots on goal (390). Those four totals continued a recent upward trend by bettering records set just a year previous.
A pair of attackers, juniors Lauren Stille and Jordan Baillargeon, were at the head of the firepower during the campaign as each netted a team-high 37 goals. Baillargeon recorded 25 assists to total a team-best 62 points during the campaign, while Stille added 15 assists to notch 52 points. By the end of the year, the former was the school's all-time leader in assists, while the latter led in points and goals. For her efforts, Baillargeon was selected to the All-Northeast-10 Second Team, duplicating her 2008 honor and becoming just the second player in school history to earn multiple All-Conference nods.
Guiney led Franklin Pierce to its most successful season in program history in 2009, as the Ravens went 7-9 overall, 4-6 in the Northeast-10 and qualified for the Northeast-10 Championship for just the second time in program history and the first time since 2003. The seven wins were the most for a single season in program history and the four conference vitories tied the school-record for most in a single campaign. The success earned multiple Ravens postseason accolades from the Northeast-10 for the second season in a row, as Lauren Stille became just the second player in program history to earn All-Northeast-10 First Team honors (joining Courtney Boardman in 2003), while Jillian Bolduc landed on the conference's All-Rookie team after posting more saves than all but two goalkeepers in Ravens history.
Guiney led the Ravens to a 3-13
overall record and a 1-9 mark in the very competitive Northeast-10
Conference in her second season as head coach. in 2008 The team
made vast improvements, including shattering the then-school record
for goals in a season, thanks in large part to Guiney's first full
recruiting class, which accounted for nearly 73 percent of the
team's goals in 2008. Among those recruits was then-freshman
attacker Lauren Stille, who piled up a
program-record 87 points on her way to Northeast-10 Freshman of the
Year honors as the first Franklin Pierce player to take home a
major conference award. Strangely, Stille was left off the
All-Conference teams, though fellow freshman attacker
Jordan Baillargeon became the second
All-Conference selection in school history when she landed on the
In her first season as head coach of the Ravens, Guiney guided the team to a 2-15 record, including a 1-9 mark in the Northeast-10, in 2007. The two victories were the first for the program since the 2004 season.
Guiney came to Franklin Pierce after serving multiple roles with both the women's lacrosse and field hockey programs at Worcester State College. She was named Head Coach of the women’s lacrosse program at Worcester State in 2004 after two years as an assistant coach. She led the Lancers to an 18-25 (.419) record in three seasons, capped by a 9-6 mark in her final season of 2006 in which the team was runner-up in the New England Women’s Lacrosse Association with a 5-1 record.
She served as Head Coach of the Lancers field hockey program from 2001-05, posting a record of 56-43 (.566) in five seasons and leading the team to three ECAC Division III Tournament appearances (2001, 2002, 2004). Guiney was WSC’s assistant coach for two seasons prior to taking over as head coach.
Guiney also gained experience as an assistant field hockey coach for two seasons at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island, and has also served as head freshman girl’s basketball coach at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. Guiney has spent time instructing at several field hockey camps and clinics, including the eponymous Guiney’s Performance Field Hockey Camp in her hometown of Rutland, Mass.
Guiney was a three-year letterwinner for the University of Rhode Island field hockey team, earning URI’s Team Senior Award in 1995. She graduated from the school with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Sciences (journalism major) in 1999.
Career Record (48-91 (.345))
Franklin Pierce (six
seasons: 30-66 (.313) overall, 17-48 (.262) in
2012: 6-10, 4-8 Northeast-10
2011: 6-10, 3-9 Northeast-10
2010: 6-9, 4-7 Northeast-10
2009: 7-9, 4-6 Northeast-10^&
2008: 3-13, 1-9 Northeast-10
2007: 2-15, 1-9 Northeast-10
^ Northeast-10 Quarterfinalist
& Set program record for wins
Worcester State (three
seasons: 18-25 (.419) overall, 11-7 (.611) in NEWLA)
2006: 9-6, 5-1 New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance^^#
2005: 3-11, 2-4 New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance^
2004: 6-8, 4-2 New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance^
^^ NEWLA Finalist
^ NEWLA Semifinalist
# ECAC Semifinalist