YORK, PA-York College Dean of Athletics and
Recreation Sean Sullivan is happy to announce that
Jennifer Dragoni has been selected as the new
Spartan women’s lacrosse coach. Dragoni replaces Allison
Fordyce who had led the women’s lacrosse program for the
first two years of the program. Fordyce resigned as her husband,
Brad Fordyce, was recently named the defensive coordinator and head
strength and conditioning coach position at Susquehanna
Dragoni comes to York from Goucher College where she served as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach for the past two years. She earned her Masters Degree in Education from Goucher as she was a Gopher from 2006 and 2007. Dragoni was responsible for assisting the head coach in all of the day-to-day aspects of running the Division III program. She assisted in planning practice, game strategies, student-athlete recruitment, scouting opponents, and game-tape breakdown.
Dragoni began her coaching career at UMBC as she was an assistant coach in the spring of 2005. That coaching stint followed a stellar four year career for the Retrievers. Dragoni was a four-year starter at UMBC and was a captain during her senior year. Dragoni holds the UMBC career record with 63 assists while her 123 goals ranks her seventh on the Retrievers’ career list. She currently sits fifth on UMBC’s career scoring list with 186 points. She was a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection including being the conference Player-of-the-Year in 2003. Dragoni was named UMBC’s outstanding senior female athlete in 2003-04.
Dragoni is happy to get the chance to run her own squad.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to lead my own program,” states Dragoni. “I have worked very hard to prepare for this opening and I am very happy to get this chance at York College. This program has taken big strides in its two years of existence and I expect to continue to build on those successes.”
Dragoni inherits a program that won 13 games in its first two seasons including seven victories and a Capital Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal win in 2007.
Sullivan was happy that Dragoni accepted the position.
“Obviously we are pleased to get an energetic young coach that has an impressive playing and coaching resume,” says Sulllivan. “I am very impressed with Jennifer’s desire to take our team to the next level.”
Dragoni returns five of the Spartans’ top seven scorers from last year while ten starters return for the 2008 season.
Dragoni starts her duties on August 6.