July 18, 2010

Drown Signs On As Head Coach at St. A's

from press release

MANCHESTER, N.H.
 - Holly Drown has been named as the Saint Anselm women's lacrosse head coach, announced Dr. Jo-Ann Nester, director of athletics. Drown served as the program's assistant coach during the 2010 season.

"I am very pleased that Holly Drown has agreed to be our new head women's lacrosse coach," said Nester. "She has a wealth of experience, is totally committed to developing our lacrosse program and she has a commitment to excellence which I believe our student-athletes will appreciate and commit to as well. Holly served as our assistant coach this past season and I was very impressed with her abilities."

"Our players have a solid respect for Holly's abilities, her background and her expertise. I think Holly is a very good hire for Saint Anselm lacrosse and we look forward to this year and her arrival as the head coach."

A 2009 University of Massachusetts graduate, Drown was a four-year lacrosse player for the Minutewomen. She played in 69 career games for UMass, scoring 80 goals and 13 assists for 93 career points.

"I am thrilled for the opportunity to be the head women's lacrosse coach at Saint Anselm College," said Drown. "I believe this program has a lot of potential and I look forward to building on the traditions of academic and athletic success that have already been established. I would like to thank Athletic Director Jo-Ann Nester and the rest of the Saint Anselm athletic community for their belief in my ability to lead the women's lacrosse program."

As a senior, she was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team and the All-Conference Second Team. Additionally, she was named to the 2009 All-Conference Academic Team and she was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Student-Athlete Honor Society.

A native of Nashua, N.H., she has served as head coach for the Granite State Elite Lacrosse Club in Amherst, N.H., since the summer of 2008, where she coached top New Hampshire high school lacrosse players and assisted them with the college recruiting process. She also spent two summers working as a lacrosse camp counselor at the Amonte Sports Camps in Chicago, Ill.

Drown currently resides in Nashua, N.H., and is pursuing her Masters of Education in School Counseling at Rivier College (N.H.).


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