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Coleman named IWLCA’s Assistant Coach of the Year

Maddie Coleman  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Maddie Coleman | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Denison women's lacrosse assistant coach Maddie Coleman was recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as the 2018 Division III Assistant Coach of the Year. Coleman was joined by Lindenwood University's Brian Smith (Division II) and Alex Frank from the University of Colorado (Division I) in receiving the honor. All three recipients will be recognized at the IWLCA Honors Banquet on November 14, 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. The banquet will take place at 12:30 p.m. in conjunction with the IWLCA's annual meetings.

The Assistant Coach of the Year award recognizes an assistant coach from each Division who has made a distinct impact on the success of their program through hard work, commitment, dedication, and sportsmanship.

"Maddie is an incredible coach, friend and role model who is an extremely deserving recipient of this honor," said Denison head coach Amanda Daniels. "She has been an integral part of the Denison women's lacrosse program since I first arrived in 2013 and together, we have guided the program to five-straight NCAC Tournament titles and five-straight NCAA Tournament appearances."

Entering her sixth season as an assistant with the Big Red, Coleman has helped lead Denison to five-straight North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championships and five consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament.  The Big Red is currently riding a 29-game regular season conference winning streak which dates back to 2015.  In each of the last three seasons, Denison has gone a perfect 8-0 in NCAC play to win the regular season conference title.

Most recently, Coleman assisted the Big Red to a 17-3 record in 2018, advancing to the third round, marking the program's fourth round-of-16 appearance in program history. The 2018 squad set seven new team records highlighted by new milestones in wins (17), goals (336), and assists (143).  Denison's Leah Israel and Jane Goodspeed were also selected to the IWLCA All-American team, running Denison's total of All-Americans to 28.

"Maddie has been instrumental in the progression and successes the program has achieved since 2013. While her on the field impact is undeniable, her ability to build meaningful relationships with our student-athletes and provide an elite-level of mentorship is what sets Maddie apart. She effortlessly connects with each athlete, building a level of trust and respect that allows her to both uplift and push them toward their true potential."

A native of Lexington, Virginia, Coleman earned a Master of Education in sport leadership in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in political science in 2012 from Gettysburg College. During her playing career at Gettysburg, Coleman earned IWCLA All-American status in 2012 and was the starting goalie on Gettysburg's first Division III Women's Lacrosse National Championship team in 2011.