Former Player Named Interim Head Coach at Binghamton

GAFFNEY, S.C. Former Limestone College player Stephanie Allen has already made her mark on the game in the coaching ranks following her playing career but will get the opportunity to do more as she has been named the interim head coach of Division I Binghamton's women's lacrosse program.

Following the resignation of former coach Tony Zostant on January 22, Allen was elevated to her current position for the duration of the 2013 season. A 2003 Limestone graduate, Allen has served as a head coach before at Presbyterian College from 2005-07, taking the Blue Hose from a club program to their debut at the Division I level. Following the 2007 season, she joined the Bearcats as the top assistant.

During her time at BU, she has been primarily responsible for recruiting and developing players, which has included the first two-time All-America East Conference First-Team selection in Siobhan Menz and the signing of the current No. 4 goalie in the nation (No. 37 player overall). Allen also serves as Binghamton women's lacrosse's academic liaison, leading the team to the best GPA in the America East in 2011.

A starting midfielder at Limestone from 2000-03, Allen helped pave the way for the tremendous success the program has had at the national level. During her tenure, she scored 23 goals and had 15 assists, 106 groundballs, 35 caused turnovers and 14 draw controls while helping the Saints to an overall record of 36-15 and Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference mark of 16-5. Included among those records were a mark of 10-1 overall in 2001, 12-3 in 2003 and a perfect league mark of 5-0 in 2002.

Allen enters her fourth season as a head coach as Binghamton opens the 2013 season under her leadership on February 23 at St. Francis (Pa.).


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