|Title:||Head Women's Lacrosse Coach|
Central Connecticut Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann hasannounced the hiring of Laura Campbell as the new head women'slacrosse coach. Campbell will take the reins of a Blue Devilprogram that is coming off the most successful campaign in its14-year history.
"I am excited to welcome Laura as the next leader of Blue Devillacrosse," Schlickmann said on Thursday, August 22nd. "I amconfident she is the right person to continue the upward trajectoryof our program as we strive to be a consistent contender for theNortheast Conference title in the sport of women's lacrosse. Laura brings a wealth of Division I experience as a student-athleteand as a head coach and has a track record of success at every stopin her career. She has a clear passion for the sportand believes in the model we embrace for our student-athletes,building Champions on and off the field of play. Laura is agreat fit for Central Athletics and our lacrosse program."
"I am honored to have been selected and accept the positionof head women's lacrosse coach at Central Connecticut. Iwould like to thank Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann and theentire Athletics Administration for allowing me this opportunity,"Campbell said on Thursday morning. "Women's lacrosse is onthe rise at CCSU and I am very excited to begin working with ourstudent-athletes to continue the program's success on the field, inthe classroom and in the community."
Campbell was the head coach at American University during the2011 and 2012 seasons. While with the Eagles, she posted a16-18 overall record and guided the team to a pair of PatriotLeague Tournament appearances. Her first season with Americanproduced a 9-8 won-loss mark that tied for the best record inprogram history. That same season her team boasted the topgrade point average among all Division I lacrosse programs.
Prior to American, Campbell was the head coach of the Marist RedFoxes for two seasons. Her Marist squads appeared inback-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship games,including a MAAC Championship victory in 2010 that earned theprogram's first ever berth into the NCAA Tournament. Over hertwo seasons, Campbell and the Red Foxes compiled a 22-13 won-lossrecord and set a program record with 12 wins in 2009.
Campbell most recently served as the head coach at PostUniversity in Waterbury, CT. She spent one season helping theyoung Eagles program to several milestones. Duringthe 2013 season, Post set program records for wins and roadvictories with Campbell's leadership.
Campbell has a career record of 38-31 as a Division I head coachand her teams have continuously reached postseason play. Inaddition, she has guided numerous student-athletes to individualaccolades both athletically and academically.
A four-year starter for American University as astudent-athlete, Campbell served as a team captain for twoseasons. Her and her classmates set records for most wins ina season (9), which she tied as a coach, and wins by a class. She was also a member of the only Eagles team to reach the NCAATournament.
During her career she has coached or recruited 19 all-conferenceselections, one conference player of the year and placed more than45 players on various academic award lists.
Campbell resides in Glastonbury with her husband John, and theirthree young children Grace, Addilyn and Reagan.