Nangle Resigns Position at CCSU
Head women's lacrosse Kelly Nangle has resigned to accept the same position at Liberty University in Virginia. Nangle was the head coach of the Blue Devils for two seasons, amassing a 16-18 record in her first head coaching position.
Over the last four seasons, the Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team has continuously improved its won-loss record with the program's single-season win record broken or tied each year. The program's rise reached new heights in 2013 with its first-ever trip to the Northeast Conference Tournament and school-records of 9 total wins and 7 conference wins.
Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann announced that a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. The Blue Devils return 15 letter-winners in 2014, including First Team All-Conference selection Amanda Toke, second team selection Morgan Tullar and Elyse Malecki who was an all-rookie selection. Over the last four seasons the lacrosse program has won 28 games, which more than doubled the program's all-time win total from 25 to 53.
Last season, the Blue Devils had one of the best statistical defenses in the nation ranking 10th in caused turnovers/game (9.50), 16th in ground balls/game (17.94) and 27th in scoring defense (9.06 goals against/game).