Former DII player is new assistant lacrosse coach for Washington women


CHESTERTOWN — Patrice Coleman has joined the women's lacrosse staff here, Washington College head coach Kate Fowler announced Aug. 7.

Coleman succeeds Julie Morse, who was an assistant coach for three years. Morse was named an assistant at Campbell University (North Carolina) in July.

Coleman was an assistant at Widener University in Pennsylvania this spring, helping the Pride qualify for the MAC Commonwealth Tournament for the first time in six years. Widener defeated Albright, 14-10, for the first postseason victory in the 39-year history of the program.

Coleman was a four-year player at Division II Bloomsburg, which qualified for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament each year (2012-15). She was a member of the 2012 PSAC championship team.

In her four seasons with the Huskies, Coleman, an attacker, appeared in 66 games. She totaled 39 goals, 20 assists, 59 points, 51 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers.

Following her playing career for Bloomsburg, Coleman was a volunteer assistant and an assistant intern while completing her undergraduate studies in 2016. After that, she served two years as a graduate assistant for the Huskies.

Coleman also assisted in organizing and planning of the 2017 NCAA Division II Tournament semifinal and championship rounds, which were played at Bloomsburg.

She is the head coach of NXT Lacrosse Club in suburban Philadelphia. From 2016 to 2018, she was the head coach for the Dynamite Lacrosse Club, also in suburban Philadelphia.

Coleman earned a B.A. in communication studies from Bloomsburg in 2016 and an M.Ed in educational leadership from Bloomsburg in 2018.

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