July 20, 2007

Fordyce Steps Down as Women's Lacrosse Coach

YORK, PA-York College women’s lacrosse head coach Allison Fordyce has resigned her position effective immediately. Fordyce was forced to resign after her husband, Brad Fordyce, accepted the defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach position at Susquehanna University.

Fordyce coached the fledgling women’s lacrosse program to a two-year record of 13-21, an impressive mark considering the program started from scratch during the 2005-06 academic year.

Fordyce also led the Spartan field hockey team for one year as she led the green and white to a mark of 11-8 in 2005.

“It is hard to leave this program and these kids,” says Fordyce. “The program has come so far in the first two years, I was very excited to see where we could go in year three.”

The Spartans' Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation Sean Sullivan is sad to see Fordyce have to go.

“Allison did a tremendous job with getting the program through the first two years,” states Sullivan. “Her dedication to the team and her kids was outstanding. She has established a program that should be able to continue its upward trend. We will miss Allison as a member of our department. We wish Allison and her family great success as they move forward.”

Fordyce coached two All-Capital Athletic Conference players, Jaclyn Girsh and Brianna Yapps, in women’s lacrosse while those two players were also IWLCA All-Region honorees. She also had five players earn All-CAC accolades in her one year at the helm of the Spartan field hockey program.

“I enjoyed my time at York,” says Fordyce. “I am sad that I will be leaving but I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”

The search for Fordyce’s replacement is currently underway.

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