Richmond Hires Sarah Kuonen as Assistant Lacrosse Coach

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. Richmond women's lacrosse head coach Allison Evans announced the hiring of Sarah Kuonen to the Spider staff. Kuonen served as a volunteer assistant last season with the Spiders.

"Sarah brought much to the team last year as a volunteer and I'm excited that she's in a position to contribute even more to the team this year," commented Evans. "The combination of Sarah's collegiate experience, and her ability to teach the game effectively has helped to push our student-athletes to play at a higher level. She has a bright future as a collegiate coach."

Kuonen previously comes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a volunteer assistant coach for one season. Kuonen played for her alma mater Tarheels from Aug. 2007-May 2011 where she was a two-time Final Four Finalist in 2010 and 2011 and a National Championship Finalist in 2009.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the team in a full-time capacity this season," commented Kuonen. "It is an honor to become a part of the University of Richmond's rich academic and athletic heritage and the opportunity to work and learn with a great team with high goals. It feels good to be a spider."

Kuonen participated in the Carolina Leadership Academy from Sep. 2010-Apr.2011 where she received training in a selective program designed to hone leadership skills. Kuonen has worked as a college camp counselor at a variety of prestigious universities' women's lacrosse camps over the past 5years. Kuonen most recently comes from Pulliam Innovative Consulting Firm where she was a therapeutic mentor.

Kuonen is in her second year at VCU seeking her Master's of Social Work.


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