(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) - Lake Erie Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Mallory Ferrandiz has announced that she will step down from her duties for personal reasons. She leaves the program with a 46-36 record over the past five seasons.
During that time the Storm saw incredible improvements and qualified for the postseason all five years. Her first season saw the Green and White go 7-8. Two years later the Storm were 10-5. Last season was by far the hallmark as Lake Erie went 16-2 overall, sported a 12-0 mark in G-MAC play, and won the G-MAC regular season and tournament championships.
That 2018 season set numerous school records including best record, most wins, and longest win streak.
"I am extremely thankful for my time spent at Lake Erie and grateful for the relationships built," said Ferrandiz. "This team has been my second family. We've shared in countless experiences that I will never forget. The women's lacrosse program has grown substantially and I am confident my successor will continue the upward trend."
Prior to coming to Lake Erie, Ferrandiz was the first assistant at Belmont Abbey for two years and led the Crusaders to the Conference Carolinas semifinals both years. During her playing career at Division II New Haven, she was an All-American and helped her team reach the NCAA quarterfinals.
"We wish Mallory the best in this new chapter for her," said Director of Athletics Kelley Kish. "Lake Erie women's lacrosse's history will always show the champion that Mallory is on the field. What is even more impressive is the championship approach that she brought to being a role model and building a championship culture in the program. We are thankful for the impact she had on building Storm women's lacrosse and shaping the lives of our student-athletes."
A national search for the next women's lacrosse head coach will begin immediately.