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.
In 2013, she took the program to new heights with the first Centennial Conference 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 to earn conference and NSCAA regional Coach of the Year honors.
Lagana served as the head women’s soccer at Ferrum from 2007-11. She spent the last five seasons building the Panthers program into a perennial playoff contender in the USA South Athletic Conference.
In her tenure, Lagana produced 10 all-conference players, two all-state players and the program’s second ever all-region selection. In 2010, she guided Ferrum to an 11-6-1 record, which was the program’s best finish since 1998. The Panthers’ third-place finish in the USA South standings was the highest ever, earning the team its first home playoff game.
In 2011, she made it back-to-back winning season – the first time that occurred since 1997-98. Her five conference wins in each of the last two seasons were the most in program history. A six-game winning in 2010 was tied for the longest winning streak in program history.
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.
Her 62 career points still ranks third all-time in program history. She is also second all-time with 28 career goals and 12th all-time with her six career assists.
Playing in 66 career games, she averaged 0.94 points per game and 0.42 goals per game, which both still rank in the all-time top five at Bridgewater.
Lagana’s 11 goals and 22 points during her senior season both still rank in the all-time top 10 for a single season.
On the lacrosse field, she was an honorable mention All-ODAC selection in 2002 after registering 16 goals and 18 assists. She was also named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll in 2003.
For her lacrosse career, she scored 37 goals and handed out 48 assists.
After her playing days, she was an assistant at Mary Baldwin during the 2005 season before being promoted to head coach for the 2006 campaign. She has also served as the head girl’s soccer coach at Broadway High School and the Harrisonburg Heat Soccer Club U16 girl’s soccer team.
Her high school team improved from 2-14-1 the year before her arrival to 9-6-2 under her guidance while her club team was ranked eighth in Virginia for the 2004-05 season. She guided the Heat to a pair of Old Dominion Soccer League Division I championships and a Skyline Soccer League Division I title.
Lagana has also spent time as a volunteer with the Soccer-in-the-Streets program in Atlanta as well as with the Washington Freedom of the Women’s Professional Soccer League and observed the U.S. Women’s National Team.
She has also worked various camps in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina in addition to starting the Ferrum Soccer Camp last summer.
She holds her NSCAA Premier Diploma and has been asked to joins the NSCAA as an associate staff member.
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.