July 19, 2013

Frisoli Named Wagner Women's Head Coach

from press release

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Liz Frisoli, former head coach at Huntingdon College and a top player at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Wagner College, Director of Athletics Walt Hameline announced.

In 2011, Frisoli was entrusted with establishing a Division III program at Huntingdon in preparation for the Hawks' first season of competition in 2013. With lacrosse not a sanctioned sport for Alabama High School Athletic Association teams or Alabama Independent School Association teams, Frisoli spent the 2011-2012 academic year scouring the nation for talent, eventually landing 19 student-athletes from 13 different states.

During preseason training camp, and throughout the course of the 2013 season, Frisoli meshed, molded and motivated her inexperienced squad into a winner, guiding the Hawks to an 8-6 record in their inaugural season.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Liz Frisoli as our new Head Women's Lacrosse coach," said Hameline. "Liz is a tireless recruiter who's tremendously energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about the game of lacrosse and player development. I am confident this formula will allow her to build a winning tradition for our women's lacrosse program look and we look forward to Liz's contributions to the Seahawk community."

"I'm thrilled to be the next head coach for Wagner College women's lacrosse," said Frisoli. "During my visit, I fell in love with the campus and really gained a sense and feel for the Wagner College community. I think the program has a solid foundation and, with the girls' strong work ethic, I think we can really make some noise in the NEC (Northeast Conference)."

"I'd like to thank the athletic administration at Wagner College for placing their faith and confidence in me to lead the Seahawk program", she added.

Frisoli, who spent the 2011 season as an assistant coach at Curry College (MA), was a standout player in high school, college as well as on the international level. At Winchester High School in her native Winchester, MA, Frisoli was team MVP and captain as a senior on the Sachems' lacrosse and field hockey teams.

Her talent caught the attention of recruiters from a host of colleges. Electing to continue her studies and athletic career at Holy Cross, Frisoli developed into a top defender. In 2004, Frisoli studied abroad, spending a year playing in England on the University of York's women's and co-ed teams, where she earned MVP honors while serving as captain.

Back in the states as a senior Holy Cross in 2005, she was named First-Team All-Patriot League and was the Patriot League's runner-up for Defender of the Year. Frisoli went on to play for the 2005 South Australian lacrosse champion Glenelg Seahawks of Adelaide, Australia, playing alongside three 2005 FIL World Cup champions.

Her lacrosse background also includes stints as director/coach of La Jolla (CA) Youth Lacrosse and as a marketing/sales associate for Adrenaline Lacrosse in San Diego. Frisoli also spent several years as a sports reporter and anchor for CBS television stations in Providence, Rhode Island, and Yuma, Arizona.

Frisoli earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Holy Cross in 2005 and also holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (2010).

Wagner compiled a 6-11 record in 2013 under head coach Cristina Curiale, who announced her resignation last month.


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