Francesca DeLorenzo is entering her third season as the head coach of the women's lacrosse program, having been hired in 2008 in order to start recruiting and other preparations for the inaugural 2009-10 season.
DeLorenzo led the Mavericks to a winning record (8-6 overall, 3-4 in the ECC) in her first season and improved on both marks in her second, going 9-6 overall and 5-3 in the ECC.
Her coaching experience includes working as a volunteer assistant coach at fellow ECC member St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2006 and a head coaching stint for Hot Shots Youth Lacrosse in 2006 and 2007. She most recently spent 2008 as an assistant coach with the Tri-State Lacrosse winter league.
A four-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Division I Marist College, DeLorenzo and the Red Foxes made four MAAC Tournament appearances, including a run to the 2003 championship game. Ranking fourth on the team in goals and fifth in draw controls as a senior, DeLorenzo finished her career ranked eighth in school history with 59 games played. She earned several academic distinctions while at Marist, including three MAAC All-Academic selections, two IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selections and Dean's List.
A native of nearby Nyack, N.Y., DeLorenzo graduated from Marist in 2005 holding a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in marketing and finance and a minor in Spanish language and recently received her master's degree in Business Administration at Mercy.
Prospective student-athletes interested in women's lacrosse at Mercy can contact Coach DeLorenzo at 914-674-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org