Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/14/19
From Press Release
Princeton women’s lacrosse head coach Chris Sailer (Haverford High) was named the Atlantic Region Division I Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) it was recently announced.
A US National Hall of Fame inductee, this is Sailer’s seventh IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year Award.
Sailer led Princeton to the 2019 Ivy League regular-season and tournament championships and then coached her team to a pair of NCAA tournament wins before falling to Boston College in the quarterfinals.
The Hall-of-Fame coach opened the season with a victory over Temple, making her the second Division I coach ever to reach 400 wins. After a 5-3 start that included an Ivy League loss to Brown, Sailer righted the ship and led her team to 11 straight wins, her longest winning streak in 15 years, including five straight Ivy wins, including against the other three teams that reached the conference tournament all on the road.
The Ivy League championship was the sixth straight for the Tigers, and the Ivy League tournament title was her fifth in the 10 years of the event. Princeton finished the season 16-4, and eight of those wins came against teams that reached the NCAA tournament.
Sailer will be honored at the IWLCA Annual Meetings held November 20-22, 2019 at the Hilton West Palm Beach.