Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/8/17
From Press Release
Longwood women’s lacrosse head coach Elaine Jones announced recently the addition of Stephany Parcell (Temple, Interboro, former Gwynedd Mercy University assistant) as assistant coach for the upcoming 2017 season.
“I’m thrilled to have Stephany join our Longwood Lacrosse coaching staff,” said Jones, who is entering her fifth season at the helm. “She had an outstanding lacrosse career at Temple and brings an energetic work ethic, along with a committed passion for coaching and mentoring student-athletes to achieve their highest potential both on and off the field. Her successful experiences as a student, player, recruiter, and as someone who has coached the game at a variety of levels, will be a great addition to our program!”
A former All-Atlantic 10 midfielder/attack at Temple, Parcell comes to Longwood after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Division III McDaniel College. She helped the Green Terror reach the ECAC Tournament Mid-Atlantic semifinals in 2015, capping her second season as a collegiate coach with a 10-8 record.
“I really liked the path Longwood’s program has taken since coach Jones took over,” Parcell said. “During my interview we had a great conversation about where she wanted the program to go. I wanted to be somewhere that I would be able to learn from the head coach as well as bring my experiences to help that program.”
During her time at McDaniel, Parcell mentored two-time All-Centennial midfielder Maggie Quinn, who earned all-conference second team honors in 2015. Quinn scored 36 goals as a junior and 27 more as a senior, setting careers highs in goals, assists, points, draw controls and caused turnovers in two years under Parcell’s tutelage.
Prior to her two-year stint at McDaniel, Parcell broke into the collegiate coaching ranks as an assistant coach at Division III Gwynedd-Mercy University during the 2013-14 season. The Griffins finished the season at 7-10 overall and 4-4 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and made an appearance in the CSAC Tournament.
Parcell’s coaching accomplishments followed a standout playing career at Temple where she was a four-year starter in the midfield and attack. She bookended her four-year career by earning All-Atlantic 10 first team and all-region second team honors as a senior after leading the Owls with 40 goals, 18 assists and 58 points. She also achieved All-A10 Rookie honors as a freshman in 2010 after breaking into the collegiate ranks with 20 goals in her debut season.
During her four seasons as an Owl, Parcell started 54 of 68 games played and scored 120 goals, while assisting on 33 and collecting 111 draw controls. Those 111 draw controls still rank as the fourth most in Temple history.
Parcell was an Honorable Mention All-American and Third-Team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick for Interboro in 2009 whens he scored 86 goals.
A native of Norwood, Parcell was also an Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team selection as a senior. She graduated from Temple in 2013 with a degree in kineseiology.