Dawn Anselmin is currently the Assistant Athletic Director for Operations, Senior Woman Administrator and head women’s lacrosse coach (entering fifth season). In addition, she acts as the Chief Academic Officer of the athletic department.
The 2016 season proved to be the most successful season in program history with an overall record of 12-7. The Mavericks made their first appearance in the East Coast Conference Playoffs, obtaining the No. 3 seed. Awards and accolades from the 2016 season include one IWLCA Second Team All-North Region selection, one IWLCA Third Team All-North Region selection, one ECC Rookie of the Year, three ECC First Team All-Conference selections and two Second Team All-ECC recipients. Additional accolades include a Rookie of the Year and First Team selection from the ECAC. These accolades helped cap off an outstanding 2016 season that also saw Anselmin named ECC Co-Coach of the Year.
During the summer, Anselmin is an assistant director and coach with the Long Island Wave (Summer Lacrosse Club). Throughout the school year, Anselmin also coaches with the Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse program with different age groups.
Prior to Mercy, Anselmin coached at both Plainedge and Wantagh High Schools, while teaching at Valley Stream, Plainedge and Wantagh School Districts.
As a player, Anselmin was a two-time national champion and All-American at Adelphi University and an NCAA All-Rookie Team selection in 2003.
Anselmin earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education and health from Adelphi in 2006 and went on to earn a master of science degree in health education in 2009. She resides in Massapequa, N.Y. with her boyfriend Keith and two dogs, Seven and Nike.