Sports briefs: Siena women’s lacrosse promotes Guilderland grad Tetreault to associate head coach

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LOUDONVILLE Siena women’s lacrosse and head coach Abigail Rehfuss have announced the promotion of Danielle Tetreault to associate head coach. A local product who graduated from Guilderland High School in 2009 before attending Harvard, Tetreault enters her sixth season on staff with Rehfuss in 2023.

Tetreault — alongside Rehfuss — has twice guided the Saints to the MAAC championship game (2019, 2021), producing 22 All-MAAC selections over her tenure. She has helped produce two MAAC Players of the Year in Sammy Horton (Goalkeeper, 2018) and Nicole McNeely (Offensive, 2022). In 2022, Siena played host to the MAAC Championships for the first time in program history as they held a share of the MAAC regular season championship for the first time in 17 years.

Prior to entering the collegiate coaching field, Tetreault played lacrosse at Harvard from 2009-13, earning Preseason All-American accolades prior to her final two campaigns. A star midfielder, she was recognized as a two-time Ivy League Second Team selection, Ivy League Honorable Mention selection in 2013 and an All-Region First Team member in 2011. Tetreault ranks ninth all-time in Crimson program history with 114 goals in her career and ranks 11th with 139 career points.

Tetreault is no stranger to Capital Region lacrosse, having served as the Head Coach for the Albany Elite Lacrosse Organization in Albany, New York. She also previously coached for the New York University Club Lacrosse team and the Brooklyn Lacrosse Organization.

SUNY COBLESKILL ADDING WOMEN’S LACROSSE FOR 2024

COBLESKILL — SUNY Cobleskill’s women’s lacrosse team will take the field in spring 2024 for the first time, representing the college’s 19th NCAA Division III team. The women will compete in the North Atlantic Conference, featuring eight other schools with established teams. SUNY Cobleskill will begin a national search for a head coach with plans to appoint an individual as soon as possible to begin player recruitment and preparations for the 2024 spring season.  

The women’s lacrosse team will utilize training and competition facilities on campus, shared by the men’s lacrosse team and the men’s and women’s soccer teams.  

“The NAC is such a good home for us, and our teams have thrived in this conference since we joined. We’ve wanted to get involved in the NAC’s competitive women’s lacrosse, so we are beyond excited that this is now a reality,” said SUNY Cobleskill athletic director Marie Curran-Headley. “Everything is in place for this program to get off to a running start; it’s now just a matter of recruiting the right talent to ensure the short and long-term success of Women’s Lacrosse at SUNY Cobleskill. The consistent, campus-wide support for our athletics is a great sign that this team will be well-positioned to make a name for itself in Division III lacrosse.” 

MILLS STEPS DOWN AS RUSSELL SAGE FIELD HOCKEY COACH

ALBANY — Russell Sage College has announced that Tamara Mills will be stepping down as head field hockey coach and assistant recreation director, effective Sept. 2, as she plans to pursue a career outside of coaching. A national search will commence to find a new coach for the Gator field hockey program.

“We are so thankful to Tamara for her contributions and successes as our both our head field hockey coach and assistant director of recreation,” Russell Sage athletic director Sandy Augstein-Collins said. “We wish her continued success as she begins a new challenge professionally.”

Mills, a native of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was named the program’s second head coach in the summer of 2019 and led the young squad to a highly successful campaign in her first season.  Over the course of the campaign, she guided the Gators to an 8-11 overall performance, nearly doubling the team’s wins from the previous season. She also helped Sage collect an Empire 8 win along the way after a 1-6 finish on the 2019 campaign. Sage also had three players honored by the Empire 8 as well. The Gators did not compete in 20-2021 due to COVID-19, but did return to the field in the fall of 2021 and finished the Empire 8 campaign with a mark of 2-6, while going 4-13 overall.

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