Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/4/13
From Press Release
Holy Family University Director of Athletics Sandra Michael has announced that assistant coach Monica Quinn has been elevated and named the new head women’s lacrosse coach at Holy Family. Quinn becomes the fourth head coach in program history.
“I am very pleased to announce Monica Quinn as our new women’s lacrosse coach,” said Michael. “We knew right away we didn’t have to look far to fill the void of our women’s lacrosse vacancy.
“Monica has proved over the years that she is the right fit for the position as we fully expect the program to carry on the winning tradition and continue to move forward towards national recognition.”
“I want to thank the administration and staff of Holy Family, especially Sandy Michael for this great opportunity,” said Quinn. “I hope to continue the winning tradition that we started two years ago. I am also very happy to stay a part of the Holy Family community.”
Quinn spent the last two seasons as the Tigers’ head assistant coach under former head coach Elizabeth Weber who moved on in the same role at Division I Manhattan College. During those two seasons, Holy Family compiled a 27-9 overall record and a 19-3 mark in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action.
As a result of the team’s regular season success, the Tigers advanced to postseason play and won back-to-back CACC Championships in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to joining the Holy Family staff in 2012, Quinn spent two seasons at Division I Villanova University where she served as assistant coach. In her two seasons with the Wildcats, Quinn helped run the women’s lacrosse program on and off the field. In addition to on-field instruction, Quinn assisted with recruiting and preparing scouting reports on opponents.
As an undergrad, Quinn was a four-year starter at Catholic University from 2002-2006. She helped lead Catholic to its best season in program history in 2005, a season that included a No. 19 national ranking. She was the third-leading scorer and second in assists during her time at Catholic and served as co-captain during her senior season.
A native of Silver Spring, Md., Quinn was a three-sport athlete at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., where she played lacrosse, soccer and basketball.
During her time at Catholic, Quinn served as a coach and administrator for PlayHer Sports Girls Lacrosse League in Rockville, Md.