The winningest coach in program history, Andrea Duffy begins her fifth season as head women's lacrosse coach at Siena College. The 2010 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year, Duffy has guided the Saints to three straight MAAC Tournament appearances and has compiled a 27-38 (.415) overall record including a 9-15 (.375) mark in the MAAC.
An assistant coach on the 2005 Siena squad which posted the best overall record in program history and advanced to the MAAC Championship Game, Duffy has been a part of the four winningest seasons in team history and all four MAAC Tournament Appearances as either a head or assistant coach.
In 2012, Duffy 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 Duffy during her head coaching tenure in Loudonville.
During the 2011 campaign, junior defender Amanda 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, Duffy 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 Duffy's guidance, then junior attack Caitlin Mikel set the program's single-season record with 67 points. Mikel broke Lindsey Rosecrans' '09 record which she had set the previous season while playing for Duffy.
Additionally, the 2010 Saints placed five members on the MAAC All-Academic Team.
In Duffy's first season in 2009 she posted a 6-10 overall record, doubling the program's win total from the previous season. Duffy had rejoined the program for the 2009 season after serving as an assistant coach in 2005.
As with Duffy'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, Duffy 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, Duffy 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 Duffy'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 Lindsey Rosecrans who went on to set the school's single season and career scoring records and earn All-MAAC First Team honors in Duffy's return season.
In 2004, Duffy 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.
Duffy 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. Duffy also played in consecutive ECAC Tournaments (2000-01).
Duffy 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.