Rachel Peregrim Joins Centennary Lacrosse Coaching Staff

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (May 25, 2010) The Centenary women's lacrosse program has added Rachel Peregrim to its coaching staff, head coach John McCloskey announced. Peregrim joins the team after three years as the head coach of the varsity girl's lacrosse team at the Academy of St. Elizabeth High School in Morristown, N.J.

Prior to that, she served as the co-head varsity lacrosse coach at Point Pleasant High School, helping the team to an eight-game improvement from the previous season. For her efforts, she shared the Coach of the Year Award from the Asbury Park Press. Her coaching experience also includes serving as the coach of a summer league U-16 team at the Nansemond Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Va., leading her team to a 12-3-1 record.

Peregrim was a two-year player at Division I Old Dominion at defensive midfield under coaches Sue Stahl and Heather Walden. During her two seasons the team went 23-9 and reached the 2003 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship game.

Prior to her ODU career, Peregrim played four years of lacrosse at Toms River High School East. She served as team captain her final two years and also earned Most Valuable Player both her Junior and Senior seasons. She was a two-time First Team All-Conference and a two-time All-County performer, including Second Team honors in 2002. She earned the Freshman of the Year award and her sophomore campaign was given Best Offensive Player honors. She also was a four-year member of the girl's soccer team at TRHSE, taking home two Best Defensive Player awards and three Honorable Mention accolades.

Peregrim graduated Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison in 2008 with a BS in Communication and a minor in Women's Studies. She earned Dean's List honors for the 2006-2008 semesters and was named to Omicron Lamda Pi Eta, the student honor society of the National Communication Association, during that time.


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