The 2013 campaign marks Lisa Valentine's third season at the helm of the Seahawk women's program. Valentine became the program's 12th head coach prior to the 2011 season.
Last season, St. Mary's posted a 3-1 record in the final four games of the regular season to notch the fifth seed in the Capital Athletic Conference playoffs. Two Seahawks garnered IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region honors while three players earned all-conference awards for their strong play during the 2012 campaign.
She guided St. Mary's to a 10-win campaign in her first season at the helm while coaching two players to IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region honors and four to All-CAC accolades.
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Valentine came to St. Mary’s from Washington College in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. She served as an assistant coach for the Shorewomen in the summer of 2008 before being promoted to senior assistant coach and recruiting coordinator the following summer. During her tenure, four Shorewomen earned All-Centennial Conference awards.
The Stevensville, Maryland native played lacrosse for Division I perennial powerhouse, University of Maryland, for four years. As a Terrapin, Valentine had the opportunity to make four trips to the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship including advancing to the national semifinals as a freshman. She earned a B.A. in economics from Maryland in May 2006.
In August 2006, she took on the role of field hockey and lacrosse coach at her high school alma mater, Kent Island, where Valentine was an all-conference selection in lacrosse during her scholastic years.
She graduated from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy held in Atlanta in June 2011. The Academy provides skills training for female coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful.
Valentine is also the co-founder of Shore Shot Lacrosse, offering camps, clinics and tournaments on the Eastern Shore.