Erin McDonnell
Erin McDonnell
Title: Senior Woman's Administrator/Head Coach
Phone: 240-895-3304
Email: eemcdonnell@smcm.edu
Year: Third Season
Hometown: Cockeysville, Md.
Previous College: McDaniel '11

Erin McDonnell joined the Seahawk athletic family in August 2015 as the women's lacrosse program's 13th head coach. In August 2017, McDonnell was named the department's Senior Woman Administrator.

AS ST. MARY'S SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR

  • Serves on the athletic department's management team
  • Co-advises the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Attends Capital Athletic Conference council meetings
  • Assists the AD with strategic planning and the administration of department policy
  • Serves as the liaison to the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDEs)
  • Strategizes ways to support and manage gender equity, Title IX plans, and issues
  • Coordinates the physical education program

AT ST. MARY'S

  • 25-13 (.658) career record in two seasons
  • One NCAA Tournament appearance
  • Two CAC Tournament appearances
  • 2016 CAC Runners-Up (regular-season and tournament)
  • Ranked nationally in Top 20 in 2016 and 2017
  • Reached No. 10 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll during the 2016 season
  • Received two consecutive IWLCA Academic Honor Squad awards (2016-2017) after maintaining at least a 30 cumulative team GPA

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

  • One IWLCA All-American
  • Six IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region players
  • Seven All-CAC selections
  • One North/South Senior All-Star
  • Tori Poffenberger '16 led CAC in goals (46) in 2016
  • Nine student-athletes named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll (2016-2017)
  • 27 student-athletes named to CAC All-Academic Team (2016-2017)

AT McDANIEL

  • Served four years as an assistant (2012-2015)
  • Helped to mentor one IWLCA All-American, seven IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region picks, and 10 All-Centennial Conference selections

PLAYING CAREER

  • Three-year starter at McDaniel College as a defender
  • Ranks Top 20 in program history in ground balls (102) and caused turnovers (41)
  • Team captain and team's most valuable defender as a senior
  • 2011 IWLCA All-Metro Region Second Team
  • 2011 All-Centennial Conference First Team

CLUB COACH

  • Led the Ravens Lacrosse Club from November 2011 to 2015
  • Works numerous lacrosse camps and clinics such as the NIKE Lacrosse Camp in Baltimore

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's in French with a minor in elementary education from McDaniel (2011)
  • Master's in curriculum and instruction with an administrative focus from McDaniel
Season Overall Conference Postseason
2016 16-4 6-2 NCAA Second Round
CAC Finalist
2017 9-9 5-3 CAC First Round
Totals 25-13 11-5