October 27, 2011

Mollison Joins William and Mary Staff as Volunteer Assistant

from press release

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — William and Mary lacrosse head coach Brooke Ireland has announced the hiring of Sarah Mollison as a volunteer assistant coach.

"Sarah will be a great addition to the Tribe lacrosse program," Ireland said. "She brings extensive knowledge to the game on many levels, and her success and intensity will only help our team excel to their highest potential. She is a natural leader and has a true passion for the game."

A three-time All-American attacker at the University of Maryland, Mollison finished her collegiate career as one of the best players in the program's history. The two-time Tewaaraton Watch List selection helped the Terps claim a national title in 2010 and a runner up finish in 2011. Additionally, the two-time team captain led the squad to three Final Four appearances and three Atlantic Coast Conference championships.

Mollison finished her career ranked third on Maryland's career assists list (119), while she ranks tied for fourth in points (272) and ninth in goals (153).

"I am so excited and feel very fortunate for the opportunity to join the William and Mary lacrosse program," Mollison said. "I am looking forward to the challenges of coaching and developing these young athletes. I am thrilled to be working with Brooke and look forward to learning from her so together we can build on the success of such a prestigious institution."

One of the nation's top attackers throughout her career, the Melbourne, Australia native was honored as a Tewaaraton Award finalist last spring after becoming just the third player in school history to total 100 points in a single season. Mollison was also selected as a 2011 Honda Sports Award finalist, an IWLCA First Team All-American, WomensLax.com Co-Attacker of the Year and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year following her senior season.

A member of the Senior Australian National Team, Mollison helped the squad win the World Cup in 2005 and garner runner up honors in 2009.

Mollison has coached at multiple camps during the past two years, while also working as an individual instructor. Additionally, she served as the co-coach for Severna Park Lacrosse in 2010 and the U15 Club head coach in Melbourne Australia from 2005-07, helping the team to three consecutive state championships. She also worked as a Victoria U17 assistant coach and helped guide the squad to a national championship in 2006 and a runner up finish in 2005.

Mollison will graduate in December with a degree in Family Science and a minor in Human Development.

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