Bonagura Elevated to Head Coach at Queens, NY

FLUSHING, N.Y. Queens College acting director of athletics Brian DeMasters announced Monday that Tricia Moran Bonagura, assistant coach of the Knights' women's lacrosse program during its first two seasons of varsity competition, has been elevated to the head coaching spot, effective immediately.

Moran Bonagura, a four-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) first-team All-America selection (2001-04) as a player at C.W. Post, takes over for Kerry Hausdorf who resigned to accept a full-time position within the women's lacrosse community.

"We are very excited to announce the promotion of Tricia Moran Bonagura from assistant coach to head coach of the women's lacrosse team at Queens College," said DeMasters. "Trish has been with the program since its inception and has proven to be a capable teacher, recruiter and coach. She has played a tremendous role in the rapid success of our women's lacrosse program and is the perfect choice for a smooth transition and continued success."

Moran Bonagura began at Queens when the program was founded in 2009. She assisted in all facets of recruiting, planning and practice preparation for the Knights, who went 9-8 in their second-ever varsity campaign this past spring. Moran Bonagura came to Flushing after spending three years on Wall Street at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, where she was both a sales trader assistant and served as part of the corporation's balance sheet management group.

"I am both thrilled and honored to have been selected as the head women's lacrosse coach at Queens College," said Moran Bonagura who twice led the NCAA Division II in points per game (2003, '04), helped C.W. Post to the inaugural NCAA Division II championship in 2001, and holds the Pioneers' record for career points (346).

"Since my playing days as a student-athlete, I always had a true love for the game and it has been my dream to be able to coach and give back my knowledge and enthusiasm to young women. I intend to bring the spirit and dedication I demonstrated as a student-athlete to the Queens College program."

The 2004 IWLCA Division II Attack of the Year, Moran Bonagura also served one-year stints as assistant coach at Molloy (2006-07) and at her alma mater, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in childhood education with a concentration in psychology in 2005. A 2004 nominee for the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy and the Honda Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, she completed the New York City Marathon in 2009 (5:21:33). Moran Bonagura resides in Rockville Centre, N.Y., with her husband, Michael.

2011-06-06



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