WESTMINSTER, Md. – Laura McIntyre has been named McDaniel College's interim women's lacrosse coach, announced by Director of Athletics Paul Moyer on Thursday.
McIntyre has spent the last two seasons on Green Terror staff and takes over as the interim head coach after Muffie Bliss announced her resignation to take a position teaching English and coaching field hockey and lacrosse at St. Timothy's School.
"We wanted to keep continuity within the program during this transition," Moyer said. "Laura has been a valuable part of this program over the last two years. Her experiences as both a coach and a player on a championship team make her someone who can lead the lacrosse program through the transition."
McIntyre has spent the last two years on both the field hockey and lacrosse staffs after a four-year, two-sport career at Centennial Conference-rival Gettysburg.
"I'm excited for the opportunity and more than happy to do everything I can for the team in the interim," McIntyre said. "My first priority is the players and making sure they have what they need, and then try to make the change as smooth as possible for them."
McIntyre was a goalkeeper for the Bullets' women's lacrosse team, which won the 2011 NCAA Championship. Playing alongside an all-conference teammate in goal each year, McIntyre played in 34 games with 12 starts. In nearly 886 minutes between the pipes, she allowed 85 goals and made 104 saves. Her 5.76 career goals-against average in second all-time in program history while her .550 save percentage is 11th all-time. She recorded a perfect 12-0 record in cage, including a 7-0 mark in 2011. During her tenure, the team went 70-16, was the CC runner-up and appeared in the NCAA tournament each year. She was part of three teams that reached championship weekend, culminating with the national title.
On the field hockey field, she played in 44 games with 37 starts in the midfield. A 2010 captain, she led the team with seven defensive saves a year ago. During her time, the team posted a 47-27 record, including a 30-10 mark in conference play and advancing to the conference playoffs all four years. The team was nationally ranked during all four of her seasons.