Andrea Cofrin Named to Lead Saint Anselm Lacrosse Program

In 2005-06, Cofrin served as head women's lacrosse coach, head women's soccer coach and the senior women's administrator at the University of Dallas. She oversaw all aspects of the programs, leading women's lacrosse to a 4-9 record and women's soccer to a 13-3 mark both were the best in school history. Additionally, the women's soccer team earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In Cofrin's first stint at Siena as an assistant during the 2005 campaign, she helped guide the Saints to a share of the Regular-Season MAAC Championship with an 11-7 overall record the best record in school history.

In 2004, Cofrin began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at SUNY Oneonta. She helped lead the Red Dragons to a 10-6 overall record while working primarily with the offense and goalies.

Cofrin enjoyed a successful playing career at Frostburg State University (Md.) in both lacrosse and soccer. In lacrosse, she started 55 games during her four-year career and served as team captain her senior season. As a junior she led the team with 15 assists and was second in scoring with 31 goals. As a senior she was fourth in scoring with 20 goals. Cofrin also played in consecutive ECAC Tournaments (2000-01).

Cofrin earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Frostburg State in 2003. She is a member of US Lacrosse and the IWLCA Membership Committee where she is a Division I representative, who educates coaches on the IWLCA and future events and meetings.

What They're Saying about Coach Cofrin:

"I am very excited about Andrea's acceptance of the position at Saint Anslem. Her competitiveness and passion for player development will foster immediate growth for the program. Andrea is one of the classiest and most well-respected coaches in the field and will be a great leader for the Hawks and the women's lacrosse program." Stephanie Allen, Binghamton University Women's Lacrosse Head Coach.

"I had the opportunity to begin my freshman year as Coach Cofrin began her time at Siena College. She was able to build the program into what it is today. From day one, Coach Cofrin gave the Siena program her all and I am sure she will do the same at Saint Anselm. Her passion for lacrosse and drive to succeed is contagious. She is extremely dedicated to her players and wants to see every individual grow, both academically and athletically. Her enthusiasm and devotion to her players and the sport will lead to her success at Saint Anselm." Deirdre McQuillan, Siena Women's Lacrosse Student-Athlete, 2009-12

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. Siena College women's lacrosse head coach Andrea Cofrin has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. The 2010 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year, Cofrin guided the Saints to four MAAC Tournament Appearances in her five seasons.

The winningest coach in program history, Cofrin posted a 31-50 (.383) overall record including a 12-18 (.400) mark in the MAAC. An assistant coach on the 2005 Siena team which posted the best overall record in program history and advanced to the MAAC Championship Game, she was a part of the four winningest seasons in program history and all five conference tournament teams.

The Saints went 4-12 this spring under Cofrin and finished fourth in the MAAC at 3-3. A national search for her replacement is underway.

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