Alison Pollock Named Head Lacrosse Coach at Oneonta State

Oneonta State Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Alison Pollock has been selected as the women's lacrosse coach.

Pollock served as the interim coach this past season and led the Red Dragons to a turnaround season with an overall record of 12-4. Pollock helped guide the women to an 8-0 start in 2012, which was the program's best start in its history. At the end of the season, Synapse Sports chose her as the Division III Coach of the Year.

"Alison's playing career speaks for itself, a dedicated and outstanding Division I lacrosse player who understands and can teach the game," said Ranieri. "Her enthusiasm and ability to motivate athletes is her greatest strength and her commitment to the student athlete experience will serve SUNY Oneonta well. As lacrosse continues to grow across the country, I see Alison bringing women's lacrosse to Oneonta in a way we haven't been able to before. She is a team player and a great addition to our department".

During the 2011 season, Pollock was the top assistant coach with Oneonta. A native of Watervliet, N.Y., Pollock graduated from Div. I Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in health studies in 2010.

In four seasons as a member of Hawks , she started 69 of 71 games and finished her career seventh in assists (60) and ninth in total points (160). In addition, she led her team in assists for three consecutive seasons (2008, 2009, 2010). She also earned second-team all-Northeast Conference honors three times in her career (2008, 2009, 2010).

During her rookie season in 2007, Pollock started 19 of 20 games and finished with 23 goals and four assists for 27 total points as the Hawks posted a 15-5 record and captured the Northeast Conference title. She served as team captain of the 2010 team and led the Hawks in goals (35), assists (13) and total points (48). In 2009, Pollock set a Monmouth single-game record with an 8-assist performance against Central Connecticut State University and tied another school mark in that game by finishing with 11 total points.

In four seasons, Pollock was a key member of a Hawks team that posted an overall record of 44-30 (.595), including a 26-7 mark against Northeast Conference (NEC) opponents, while advancing to the NEC postseason tournament four times.

Pollock was a member of the 2007 NEC Championship team that qualified for the NCAA tournament. She's looking to bring that success to her coaching at Oneonta with the hopes of helping the program win a conference title and gain an NCAA bid for the 2012 season.


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