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West Chester’s Martino, Gettysburg’s Cantele (Nether Providence High) named IWLCA Coaches of the Year

Friday, 17th September 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 9/17/10

West Chester’s Ginny Martino and Gettysburg College’s Carol Cantele (Nether Providence High, now Strath Haven) were named 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Region Coaches of the Year in their respective divisions.

Martino earned the Division II South honor after leading the Rams to a record of 19-2 and a berth in the NCAA championship game. West Chester fell to Adelphi, 17-7. Martino had led the Rams into the title game in eight of the past 10 seasons and has a 13-year record of 191-42.

Cantele, a 1979 Nether Providence grad, earned the Metro Region honor for Division III for the fifth time in the last 11 seasons after guiding the Bullets to an 18-4 overall record, a 9-0 regular season record in the Centennial Conference, and the program’s ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Gettysburg captured its fourth regional title in five seasons and advanced to the national semifinals before falling to eventual champion Salisbury University.

In 18 seasons at the helm of Gettysburg’s lacrosse program, Cantele has compiled a record of 248 wins against just 84 losses (.747 winning percentage). She has led the Bullets to six conference titles (2000, 2002-06), 10 NCAA appearances (2000, 2002-10), and 14-straight winning seasons. She was named Metro Region Coach of the Year in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2006 prior to this season and she was the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year in 2006.

In addition to her coaching duties at Gettysburg, Cantele serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. She is a prominent figure in the lacrosse community and was recently named head coach of the U.S. Developmental Team in 2009.

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