May 18, 2012

Holden Out as Boston College Women's Coach

by Corey McLaughlin | | Twitter | Division I Coaching Carousel

Boston College women's lacrosse coach Bowen Holden is "no longer with the program," an athletic department spokesperson has confirmed to Lacrosse Magazine.

The school said a full statement is forthcoming, but wouldn't confirm a New England Lacrosse Journal report, citing sources close to the program, that said "the move reflects disappointment over a season where the team started the year ranked at the edges of the Top 10, but finished with a 10-8 record and just one win against foes from the Atlantic Coast Conference."

Holden just completed her seventh season at Boston College with a career record of 64-60 after coming from Georgetown, where she was an assistant coach.

In 2010 and 2011, the Eagles tied program records for wins in a season with 12 and the '11 team was the first Boston College women's team to make the NCAA tournament.

Holden's name no longer appears of the team website and her BC twitter account (@bccoach_holden) is no longer active. Acacia Walker is still listed as BC's associate head coach and Jen Kent is listed as assistant coach.

Coming off the NCAA tournament appearance and playing Northwestern to an 11-8 final in the first round, the Eagles were ranked eighth in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason poll ahead of a demanding schedule that included games against ACC foes Maryland, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia and non-conference games against Syracuse, Albany and Harvard.

"We're going to use the success of last year as a starting point, but we also are moving forward," Holden said in the preseason.

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