Sandy Lagana
Sandy Lagana
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 410-386-4630
Email: slagana@mcdaniel.edu
Previous College: Bridgewater '04

A successful player and coach at every level, Lagana returned home to take the reins of the Green Terror women’s soccer program in 2012.

She immediately made an impact on the program, leading the team to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2000. Her 2012 squad finished with seven wins – the most since 2006.

Lagana completed her fifth season in 2016, guiding the program to its fourth 10-plus win season with an 18-3-1 mark. The squad also earned the Centennial Conference (CC) tournament top seed with the regular-season crown and punched its second straight trip to the NCAA tournament, where the squad reached the third round. The Green Terror finished the season ranked No. 15 in the NSCAA national poll and third in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Three times she has been named the CC Coach of the Year (2013, 2015, 2016) and was the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2013 for her accomplishments in building the program from unranked to national and regional rankings.

She has led the program to new heights in each of her seasons at the helm. In 2013, she guided the squad to its first CC tournament appearance. Her squad also earned an ECAC South tournament bid, finishing the season 13-6-1 for the program’s first winning season since 2004. In 2014, Lagana led the Green Terror to the ECAC South tournament final. In 2015, it was the CC semifinals and first NCAA tournament berth.

She has coached the program’s first All-Americans, six all-region selections and 19 all-conference honorees in the past five years.

Lagana began the program’s rebuilding process in 2012, her first season at McDaniel, more than doubling the teams wins from 2011 and achieving the program’s best record since 2005.

In her first five years on the Hill, she has posted a record of 63-28-10, including four straight 10-win campaigns and four straight postseason appearances.

Prior to her arrival on the Hill, Lagana served as the head women’s soccer at Ferrum from 2007-11.

A Sykesville, Md., native, Lagana graduated as Class Valedictorian from South Carroll High School in 2000. Following graduation, she played soccer and lacrosse at Bridgewater.

An All-ODAC selection after leading the Eagles with 11 goals and 22 points as a senior, she was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III second team.

An all-conference selection in both soccer and lacrosse, she cracked the top 10 in nearly every offensive category, including her 62 career points and 28 career goals.

She holds her NSCAA Premier Diploma and is a state level staff for both Maryland ODP and the NSCAA.

Lagana graduated from Bridgewater in 2004 with a bachelor of arts in communication studies. She earned her masters of science in kinesiology and recreation studies with concentrations in athletic administration and coaching from James Madison in Dec. 2006.