Saints Head Coach Departs After Five Seasons
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Canisius Pulls Away Late for 14-7 Win
By: Andrew Champagne, The Saratogian
Saints Travel to Bryant for 3 PM Start
The winningest coach in program history, Andrea Cofrin begins her sixth season as head women's lacrosse coach at Siena College. The 2010 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year, Cofrin has guided the Saints to four straight MAAC Tournament appearances.
An assistant coach on the 2005 Siena squad which posted the best overall record in program history and advanced to the MAAC Championship Game, Cofrin has been a part of the four winningest seasons in team history and all five MAAC Tournament Appearances as either a head or assistant coach.
Last season Cofrin developed a young squad which peaked at the end of the season to qualify for a fourth consecutive MAAC Tournament Appearance. On Mar. 30, Cofrin led the Saints to an 8-5 upset of five-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Fairfield, snapping the Stags' record 30-game conference regular season winning streak. She developed freshman Sarah Croutier into the MAAC's top scoring rookie and sophomore newcomer Julia Sirianni broke the MAAC single season record for draw controls with 89.
In 2012, Cofrin led the Saints to their third straight MAAC Tournament appearance. The Saints boasted their first-ever MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Amanda Corso, set a program record with five All-MAAC selections and tied a school record with eight MAAC All-Academic Team honorees.
In 2011 the Saints qualified for the MAAC Tournament for a second straight season, posting an 8-8 overall record including a 3-3 mark in the MAAC which was good for third place. The eight wins and third place finish were both personal bests for Cofrin during her head coaching tenure in Loudonville.
During the 2011 campaign, Corso became just the third Saint to be a two-time MAAC First Team selection. Three other Saints were named to the MAAC Second Team and six earned All-Academic Team honors.
In 2010, Cofrin steered the Saints to a 7-9 record and a 3-3 conference mark which led to the program's first MAAC Tournament Appearance since 2005. Under Cofrin's guidance, then junior attack Caitlin Mikel set the program's single-season scoring record with 67 points. Mikel broke Lindsey Rosecrans' '09 record which she had set the previous season while playing for Cofrin. Additionally, the 2010 Saints placed five members on the MAAC All-Academic Team.
In Cofrin's first season in 2009 she posted a 6-10 overall record, doubling the program's win total from the previous season. As with Cofrin's teams in the past, Siena enjoyed academic success in her first year. The team had a collective GPA of 3.11 and was one of 49 Division I programs to earn Academic Squad honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Additionally, five players were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
Prior to Siena, Cofrin spent two years as head coach at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. In 2008, she led the Bobcats to an increase of 72 goals-for and a decrease of 33 goals-against from the previous season. She coached four players to the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team with a team GPA of 3.21. She also recruited and coached the NCAA Division II leading scorer and the first Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year for Lees-McRae.
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 record - 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, 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. She recruited Rosecrans who went on to set the school's single season and career scoring records and earn All-MAAC First Team honors in Cofrin's return season.
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 year. 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.
YEAR-BY-YEAR WITH COACH COFRIN
|2009||6-10||.375||0-6||.000||7th||Doubled win total from previous season|
|2010||7-9||.438||3-3||.500||4th||MAAC Coach of the Year; MAAC Tournament|