Albany, NY – The Sage Colleges' Department of Athletics has announced the selection of Lauren Marois (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) to the lacrosse coaching staff as the program's new head coach, replacing Pete Stapleton who stepped down after serving for four year as the Gators' head women's lacrosse coach.
Marois has spent the last two seasons with the program as an assistant coach and has helped the Gators achieve considerable success as they continued to break and set new standards for success for the program that started as a varsity team in 2009.
Director of Athletics and Recreation Dani Drews said of Marois' selection, "We are so pleased that Lauren has accepted our offer to become the new head coach of the Sage Women's Lacrosse team." Drews added, "As our assistant coach, she really proved her ability to teach and motivate our student-athletes. We are looking forward to her doing all that and more when she takes over as the head coach."
"I am extremely excited to take this team and program to the next level," said Lauren Marois on her selection. She added, "Working with this team for the past two years as the assistant coach has shown me how much heart and dedication these players have and I am extremely happy to guide them to where they need to be. I am so happy I get to further my career here at Sage."
A 2013 graduate of Oswego State College, she played four seasons with the Lakers and played in goal for the team. She capped her senior season with playing in eight games, making two starts. She logged over 235 minutes in goal and registered an 8.79 goals against average and a .551 save percentage for the Lakers in 2013. As a rookie, she started three games and led the team in goals against average and recorded the win with seven saves in a 23-5 victory over Wells College.
She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Oswego State in public relations with a concentration in journalism and a minor in coaching. Scholastically, she played at Shenendehowa High School for three seasons, serving as the team captain of the 2009 team.
Marois has also served as an assistant coach of the Mad Dog Lacrosse Team, working with age groups from ages 5-18, while adding her knowledge of the game as a volunteer assistant coach at Shenendehowa from 2011 to the 2013, assisting with summer camps and winter session training. She also worked for three years as a volunteer for the SAFE (Sports Are For Everyone) program from 2006-2009.