In 2020 Allen begins her seventh season at the helm. A Columbus, Ohio native, she took over the head coaching reigns in January 2013 and promptly produced BU’s first-ever first team all-conference player and two more all-rookie selections.
Over the last three seasons Allen’s teams have won a total of 19 games, the winning-est stretch in program history. The 2016 season saw the program's first-ever America East Rookie of the Year in Rebecca Golderman. The conference also awarded Binghamton one first team, one second team, two All-Rookie, and two All-Academic selections to wrap up the team’s most decorated season. In 2014, Allen lead the team to the most wins in program history (7) and her team produced a first team all-conference selection and two all-rookie players. Her passionate, mentoring leadership model served to quickly unite the Bearcats, who made significant strides on and off the field. Allen also coached the program’s first-ever Under Armour/IWLCA North-South All-Star, Katherine Hunsberger.
As an assistant coach, Allen recruited an ESPN top-50 recruit and played a key role in the development of Binghamton’s first two-time America East all-conference selection, defender Siobhan Menz in 2009 and 2010. As the program’s academic liaison, Allen steered the 2011 squad to the top GPA in the America East for women’s lacrosse.
“I would like to thank Patrick Elliott and Binghamton University for giving me this opportunity, for which I am incredibly grateful,” Allen said. “I am excited to continue leading this outstanding group of young women and growing our women’s lacrosse program. I think Pat and the committee saw that my vision for this program parallels the high expectations and standards of our athletics department and this University. I look forward to what the future holds for Binghamton women’s lacrosse.”
Prior coming to Binghamton in 2007, Allen was the inaugural head coach at Presbyterian College (S.C.), where she built an NCAA Division I program from the ground level in four years at the helm.
She graduated from Limestone College in 2003, earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and studio art. Allen then earned her master’s degree in sports management from SUNY Cortland in 2010.
At Limestone, Allen was a captain and four-year starting midfielder.
Allen has been very active throughout campus and in the community. She served as the Director of the Broome County Girls Lacrosse Club and Youth League from 2007-2012 and currently sits on the Section IV Board of Women’s Lacrosse Officials, helping grow the sport throughout the Binghamton area. She is a member of the Women In Sports and Events (WISE) organization and was featured on their website this past September in the Member Spotlight segment. Allen also recently served on the University’s Presidential Yield Task Force Committee and has shared her expertise as a member of the Celebrating Women’s Athletics Committee.