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West Chester’s Martino named IWLCA Coach of the Year

Wednesday, 2nd July 2008

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/2

West Chester University’s Ginny Martino was named Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IW LCA) Division II Coach of the Year for leading the Golden Rams to the NCAA championship.

Martino’s squad ended the season on a 20-game winning streak after dropping the first contest of the year to Limestone, 9-8. West Chester avenged that loss in the national semifinals with a 17-9 victory over the Lady Saints.

West Chester won its fifth straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title with a perfect 14-0 mark, running the school’s winning streak over conference opponents to 45 games.

During Martino’s 11-year head coaching career at West Chester, the Golden Rams have played for the national title in seven of the eight years in which the NCAA has sponsored the championship.

Meanwhile, Penn coach Karin Brower was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year In Division for Division I. Brower took the Quakers to their second straight Ivy League crown and to the Division I championship gvame where they fell to Northwestern.

In Division III, Anne Phillips – a former Owen J. Roberts coach and Henderson graduate who led Franklin & Marshall to the runner-up spot this year after leading the Diplomats to the crown in 2007 – was named Metro Region Coach of the Year. Phillips recently took the head job at Yale.



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