Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/8/15
There are 24 NCAA Division I women’s college programs being coached by women that graduated from Philadelphia/South Jersey high schools or colleges.
The new hire this summer was Kristen Selvage (Boyertown grad, formerly at Lock Haven) by Coastal Carolina.
The list is headed by Navy’s Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, West Chester University), who won eight National titles at Maryland and is the winningest coach of all time (460 victories). She was inducted in 2012 year as a member of the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame.
Princeton’s Chris Sailer (Haverford High) has won three National titles and was selected to the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008.
Temple’s Bonnie Rosen (Harriton) was inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009 and the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame in 2010. Rosen started the program at Connecticut before coming back to Temple.
Duke’s Kerstin Kimel (Haverford High) is the only coach the Blue Devils have had and in her 20 seasons at the helm she has compiled a 257-123 record, leading the Blue Devils to six national semifinals, four ACC regular season titles, an ACC Tournament Championship and 18 consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
Virginia’s Julie Myers (Harriton) has the rare distinction of being a player, an assistant coach and a head coach for Cavaliers teams that won the NCAA crown.
Amanda O’Leary (Spring-Ford, Temple) has taken Florida to the NCAA quarterfinals (twice) and semifinals after launching the program just six years ago.
Also, Philly grads are heading up nearly all the Philly programs in the city: Rosen (Temple), Candace Taglianetti Bossell (Haverford High, La Salle), Alex Kahoe (St. Joseph’s, Agnes Irwin), Julie Young (Germantown Academy, Villanova), Hannah Rudloff (West Chester East, Drexel), Sailer (Princeton), and Alison Fisher (Hatboro-Horsham, Lafayette). And Lehigh’s coach, Jill Redfern, is an Ursinus College grad.
Philly graduates coaching Division I lacrosse in 2015-16
Amy Bokker (Phoenixville grad, coach at Stanford)
Laura Brand-Sias (Radnor, Rutgers)
Jill DePetris (Archbishop Carroll, Bryant)
Alison Fisher (Hatboro-Horsham, Lafayette)
Jenny Graap (West Chester East, Cornell)
Heather Holt (Radnor, Old Dominion)
Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin, St. Joseph’s University)
Kerstin Kimel (Haverford High, Duke)
Kateri Linville (Moorestown, Delaware)
Julie Myers (Harriton, Virginia)
Mandy O’Leary (Spring-Ford, Florida)
Regina Oliver (Pottstown, Cincinnati)
Amy Patton (Unionville, Dartmouth)
Jill Redfern (Lehigh, Ursinus grad)
Liz Robertshaw (Strath Haven, Boston University)
Bonnie Rosen (Harriton, Temple)
Hannah Rudloff (West Chester East, Drexel)
Chris Sailer (Haverford High, Princeton)
Kristen Selvage (Coastal Carolina, Boyertown)
Cathy Swezey (Moorestown, Vanderbilt)
Candance Taglianetti Bossell (Haverford High, La Salle)
Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, Navy)
Elizabeth Weber (Moorestown, Manhattan)
Julie Young (Germantown Academy, Villanova)