BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Head women's lacrosse coach Kim Lowry has announced the hiring of former Hamilton College women's lacrosse standout Lauren Sokol as the Eagles' assistant coach for the 2012-13 academic year.
Sokol graduated from Hamilton College in May with a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in art history.
"I'm so excited to bring Lauren onto our staff. Having coached her for two years, there is no one I would rather have on the sidelines with me as we look to take our program to new heights in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)," said Lowry, who was an assistant coach at Hamiltion College prior to taking over the Eagles program.
During her four-year stint with the Continentals, Sokol was a two-time all-american and also earned all-conference honors the past three seasons, including a pair of first team selections in 2010 and 2012. This past season, Sokol earned first team all-NESCAC honors to go along with a first team all-region nod and a second team selection to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) all-America team.
Aside from her playing acumen, Sokol works three summer camps at Washington and Lee, Drew and Amherst. Sokol is also the head coach and director of the girl's lacrosse camp at Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J.
Sokol was also recognized for her outstanding achievements in the classroom by earning NESCAC All-Academic team honors. The Colts Neck, N.J. native also garnered the Jannone Award from Hamilton College which recognizes academic achievement, leadership and athletic prowess.
Bridgewater finished the 2012 season with a 6-10 overall record and earned the highest number of conference wins for the program since 1999 with four.