University of Scranton director of athletics Dave Martin announced on Tuesday that Chrissy Trescavage has been hired as the University's head women's lacrosse coach. She will begin her duties at the University on October 22.
Trescavage brings six seasons of head coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level to Scranton having most recently led Misericordia from 2013-16 where she guided the Cougars to three straight MAC Freedom Conference playoff appearances and was named the league's coach of the year in 2015. Prior to her time at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for two seasons.
"I am honored for the opportunity to lead the women's lacrosse team at The University of Scranton," Trescavage said. "I am excited to contribute to the vision of the athletics department and am so thankful to Dave Martin, Vice President for Student Life Bobby Davis and the entire search committee for this chance to return to coaching and help the team reach the highest success yet. The women's lacrosse team has developed a strong foundation and culture and I am thrilled to be the next coach."
During her four years at Misericordia, Trescavage transformed the Cougars into a contender in the MAC Freedom Conference. She led Misericordia to back-to-back appearances in the conference championship game in 2015 and 2016 with the Cougars also earning bids to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Region championships both of those seasons.
"Chrissy has been extremely successful both as a coach and as a player at the Division III level in this region which is invaluable as she assumes her role at Scranton," Martin said. "She knows what it takes for success on the field and has a proven track record of recruiting student-athletes who excel in the classroom and in life. We are excited to welcome her to the Scranton family."
In her final three seasons at Misericordia, Trescavage's Cougars posted 26 wins including an impressive 14-4 record against conference opponents. She mentored 14 Cougars to All-Conference honors and also coached four players to All-Region honors.
Trescavage was also active in the lacrosse and campus communities, serving as a member of the NCAA Division III All-Region selection committee and the NCAA Division III regional advisory committee. She was also a member of Misericordia's suicide prevention and staff compensation committees.
Before taking over at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, where she helped two Warriors collect All-American honors from USA College Lacrosse.com. She also had two players earn All-Conference accolades in 2012 and she boasted the nation's second-leading scorer, Grace Gargiulo, who averaged 5.0 goals per game.
Trescavage was a standout performer on the field at Susquehanna from 2002 to 2006, scoring 102 goals during her career and serving as a team captain. She excelled in the classroom as well, garnering Mid-Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll laurels all four years.
Trescavage earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Susquehanna in 2006.
Scranton's women's lacrosse team went 12-7 last spring including a 6-1 record in league play while reaching the Landmark Conference championship game for the third straight season. This coming spring, the Royals return five players who earned All-Landmark Conference honors last spring including a trio of IWLCA All-Region selections in juniors Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and senior Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial).