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Taglianetti Bossell steps down as @LaSalleLacrosse coach to head @NXTLCGIRLS program

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Categories Club, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/11/18
From Press Release

NXTsports is proud to announce that former La Salle University coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell (Haverford High alum) has joined NXT effective immediately as the full-time Director of Girls Lacrosse Education.

Candace Taglianetti Bossell

In her role Coach Bossell will work with Kate Henwood, NXT’s Executive Vice President, Girls Lacrosse, to oversee the NXT Girls Lacrosse Club as well as NXT’s entire portfolio of Girls Lacrosse training and educational programming.

Bossell joins NXT from La Salle University, where for the last decade she served as Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach (see press release below.) At La Salle she was twice named Atlantic-10 Conference coach of the year, and led the Explorers to postseason appearances three times. Bossell leaves La Salle with the most wins (75) of any coach in program history.

Said Henwood, “We are thrilled to add Candace to our team at NXT. Candace’s background as the successful leader of a Division 1 program makes her the perfect person to take the lead in our club program, to develop our coaching staff, and to make sure all of our girls lacrosse programming is operated at the highest levels of quality.”

Bossell graduated from Ohio State University, where she was a member of both the women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams. She also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Recreation and Management from Kent State University. She can be reached at

Taglianetti Boswell steps down
(From La Salle University)

La Salle University head women’s lacrosse coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell has resigned from her position effective August 1, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw.

Taglianetti Bossell, who directed the program to three Atlantic 10 Tournament appearances over her 10-year tenure, has accepted a position at NXT Sports as the Director of Education and Club Director for the girls lacrosse division. NXT Sports is a youth sports education and event management company located in Philadelphia and operating nationally.

“On behalf of La Salle University, we would like to thank Candace for her dedication and commitment to the women’s lacrosse program,” Bradshaw said. “We wish her nothing but the best in her next endeavor.”

Taglianetti was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year twice (2010 & 2014), and led the Explorers to their first-ever A-10 Tournament appearance in just her second season. La Salle posted records of .500 or better in five of her seasons, including an 11-6 mark in 2014.

“When I was approached with an opportunity to remain in a competitive work environment while being afforded the ability to explore new professional goals and put family first, it was an offer I could not pass up,” Taglianetti Bossell said.

“My time at La Salle has been one of the greatest joys of my collegiate coaching career. It would be an understatement to say that the relationships I have built with my co-workers, assistants, current players, former players and alums are ones that I will treasure forever. It has been such a privilege to see this program grow and to have made an impact on La Salle lacrosse both on and off the field.”

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