June 23, 2011

Young Resigns at Haverford

from press release

– Haverford College has announced the resignation of Julie Young after three seasons as head coach of women's lacrosse to accept a similar position at Villanova University.

Young led the Fords into the Centennial Conference tournament for the first time in 2010, reaching the semifinals following a season in which her team set a program record for wins with 13. The 2011 squad also qualified for the league playoffs after posting the program's third consecutive double-digit wins total, a first for Haverford women's lacrosse.

Under the tutelage of Young, rising senior midfielder Josie Ferri earned 2011 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America third team honors, the Fords' first all-American since 2000. Ferri is also a three-time IWLCA All-Metro Region and all-Centennial performer. Ten Fords have been voted to all-conference teams the past three seasons.

Young--voted the 2009 Centennial coach of the year after her first season leading the Fords--also fostered a culture of academic success as 18 of her players were named to the Centennial's academic honor roll over the past three seasons, and Ferri was voted onto the 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.

A search for Young's replacement will begin immediately.

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