Wilson Named Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Scranton

Toby Lovecchio, athletics director at The University of Scranton, announced this morning that Cindy Wilson has been hired as head women's lacrosse coach. She becomes the fourth head coach in the program's 13-year history.

Wilson, a 2009 graduate of Susquehanna University, replaces Becky Davis, who stepped down after six seasons leading the program. Wilson comes to Scranton after spending the past three seasons as assistant coach at Muhlenberg College in nearby Allentown, Pa.

"I am grateful to the search committee for bringing a quality group of candidates to our campus," Lovecchio said. "Our search process was very thorough and I am extremely pleased that Cindy accepted our offer to lead our women's lacrosse program. She has a clear understanding of our Catholic and Jesuit mission, is very excited to stay in Division III lacrosse and is committed to building a nationally competitive program. She has outstanding work ethic, is passionate and focused, and will be an excellent role model and mentor for our students. I look forward to a very exciting future with Coach Wilson on our campus.

During her time with the Mules, Wilson assisted head coach Kristen Stuckel with daily coaching duties, as well as monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, recruiting prospective student-athletes, fundraising, game preparation and scouting opponents. The Mules posted 21 victories during Wilson's three years with the program as well as producing eight all-Centennial Conference players and two all-Metro Region selections. She also served as interim head coach from August to November 2011, and this past spring she also worked as the assistant to the strength and conditioning coach at Muhlenberg.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the women's lacrosse program at The University of Scranton," Wilson said. "I am excited to join this successful team and look forward to helping these student athletes reach the next level."

Wilson, who has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Susquehanna University and a master's degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania, was a four-year letter-winner (2006-09) with the Crusaders. She was a two-year captain (2008, 2009) and mainstay in the midfield, helping the Crusaders post 24 wins and finishing her career with 11 goals in 49 games played. Wilson, a native of West Chester, Pa., was chosen as second-team all-Landmark Conference in 2008, as well as Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association NCAA Division III Academic Honor Roll the same season.

A certified lacrosse official since 2007, Wilson has also served as a club lacrosse coach in the Allentown area and worked youth lacrosse camps in recent years. She began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Midd-West High School in Middleburg, Pa.

Davis leaves the program after six successful seasons in which the Royals posted an overall record of 49-47, reached the postseason four times and won at least eight games four times. Scranton is coming off an 11-7 season in which it qualified for the Landmark Conference playoffs, dropping a hard-fought 14-11 decision in a semifinal against 13th-ranked Catholic University.

2012-06-26



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