Maud Lonergan will begin her second season as the head coach of the Franklin Pierce University women's lacrosse program in 2017 (hiring release). She will be the fifth head coach in the history of the program and comes to Franklin Pierce with a decade of coaching experience, both as a head coach at the high school level and as an assistant at the collegiate level.
Rindge will be the first collegiate head-coaching stop for Lonergan, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Division III Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., where she assisted with all operations of the six-time national semifinalist program. While she was on the staff, the Lord Jeffs finished as the No. 4 nationally ranked program as a national semifinalist in 2014 and No. 16 in 2015. Lonergan helped produce three All-America and 15 Conference All-Academic selections while at Amherst.
During her first year at the helm, the Ravens went 8-8 with a 5-8 NE-10 record. FPU started out the season fast with a 5-2 record during the seasons first month, but stumbled near the end as they lost four straight NE-10 contests to close the campaign. Sophomore midfielder Briana Sweeney was named to the All-NE-10 Second Team and was chosen to the IWLCA All-North Region Third Team. Meanwhile teammate Lauren Beville was selected to participate in the IWLCA North/South Senior All-Star Game.
Prior to her time in the Bay State, Lonergan spent eight years as the head coach of the girl's varsity team at Brattleboro (Vt.) Union High School. While overseeing the Colonels, she produced US Lacrosse All-America selections in both 2010 and 2013. Lonergan was recognized as the Marble Valley League Coach of the Year in both 2008 and 2010.
Lonergan also joins the crimson and grey with experience at the club level and as a camp instructor. Most notably, in conjunction with her time at Brattleboro Union, she founded and spent six years as the Camp Director of Brattleboro Lacrosse, which was geared toward teaching the game to girls between the ages of five and 14.
Lonergan is no stranger to the Granite State, as she is a 1995 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. A four-year starter for the Wildcats in the early-90s, she served as team captain as both a junior and a senior and was part of the team's run to the national semifinal in 1991. Lonergan is still tied for sixth all-time in UNH program history in assists (59). Her 27 assists in 1993 is tied for seventh in program history.
Prior to college, Lonergan was a part of four straight state title teams at Colorado Academy in Denver. A six-year letterwinner for the Mustangs, she was the school's first High School All-America selection and was nominated as the state's best high school athlete in 1990.
Women's Lacrosse Head Coach (2016-Present)
|Years||Wins||Losses||Conf. Wins||Conf. Losses||Highlights|
|1 Year Total||8||8||5||8||.500 Overall / .385 Conference|