December 12, 2013

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Regis Women Name Duggan Head Coach

from Press Release

WESTON, Mass. – The Regis College athletics department is proud to announce the hiring of Courtney Duggan as the next head coach of the women's lacrosse program. Duggan joins the Pride after spending the last seven seasons as the assistant coach at Tufts University.

"I would like to thank Director of Athletics Rob Riley, Associate Director of Athletics Mark Clemente, and the Regis Athletics staff for the opportunity to be the next head coach of the Regis women's lacrosse program," said Duggan. "I am very excited to build off the strong foundation Coach Liz Conant has built over the past few seasons including the NECC Championship in 2013. I look forward to working with a young and talented team as we pursue the next level in the program's history."

While at Tufts, Duggan assisted head coach Carol Rappoli with practice planning, game strategy, recruiting, player development, and scouting. Duggan was a part of a Jumbos coaching staff that helped the squad to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths in 2009 and 2011, as well as the 2009 NESCAC Regular Season Championship, and NESCAC Tournament berths from 2008-2013.

Duggan takes over a Regis College women's lacrosse program coming off its first New England Collegiate Conference Championship in 2013. The Pride have increased their win totals every season since 2010 going from one win in that season to a program record 13 wins in 2013. In their first season in the NECC last year, the Pride went a perfect 5-0 in league games and had four All-NECC selections including the 2013 Rookie of the Year in Sam Salamone (Milford, Mass.). She replaces Liz Conant, who leaves the women's lacrosse program with 26 career wins and was the 2013 NECC Coach of the Year.

Courtney Duggan is a 2005 graduate of Stonehill College where she was a four-year player for the Skyhawks. Duggan, a 2011 Stonehill Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, helped lead the Skyhawks to a pair of Division II National Championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as a Final Four in 2002. Stonehill won four-straight NE-10 Regular Season Championships during Duggan's time there, where she also won the Coaches Award in 2003 and 2005.

Duggan holds a degree in American Studies from Stonehill where she also minored in History. She currently resides in Billerica, Mass.


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