Adam Todd enters his fifth season as Head Women's Lacrosse Coach during the 2019-20 academic year.
The Roos set a program record with 14 wins during the 2019 season and became the first team in SUNY Canton Athletics history to secure an NCAA Tournament berth after a 19-4 win over Maine Farmington in the NAC Championship game, the team's first season in the conference. Todd coached the NAC Player of the Year (Molly Denny), and NAC Defensive Player of the Year (Mia Jermano), as well as five First Team All-Conference and two Second Team All-Conference recipients. The team was also named an Academic Honor Squad by the IWLCA for having a 3.0 team GPA or higher for the 2018-19 academic year and four student-athletes were named to the Academic Honor Roll.
The Roos posted 10 wins during Todd's third season at the helm during 2018. Senior Amanda Woods was named an ECAC First Team All-Star following the season, while sophomore Molly Denny was named the Athletics department's Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Woods was named IWLS Defensive Player of the Year, while Denny and Allison Auger joined her on the First Team as six total Roos were honored.
Academically, four members of the team were honored on the ECAC President's Honor Roll, while four were recognized on the Academic Honor Roll. Three were named to the USCAA All-Academic Team. Jessica Pele and the entire team earned academic honors from the IWLCA.
Todd led SUNY Canton to a school record (at the time) 11 wins during the 2016 season, his first at the helm, that included wins over schools like Baldwin Wallace College, Wilkes University, Elmira College, Morrisville State College and SUNY Poly.
SUNY Canton Athletic Director Randy B. Sieminski announced the appointment of Adam Todd as the next head coach of the women's lacrosse program on June 5, 2015. Todd served as an assistant coach during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
"Our women's lacrosse program has been one of our most successful teams over the past two seasons, and Adam has been an integral part of that success along with fellow coaches Dave Bradman and Pat Martin," Sieminski said. "They have assembled an outstanding group of student-athletes who have excelled both on the field and in the classroom. This past spring they became the first SUNY Canton team in school history to play in back-to-back ECAC playoff tournaments."
"I'm very excited to continue this journey," Todd stated. "When Dave (Bradman) first asked me to help out two years ago I really didn't know what to expect, but I have been energized by working with the team. These players continue to amaze me with their level of commitment to the program and to each other."
Todd replaced Dave Bradman who founded the program in 2012 and had been the only women's lacrosse coach in school history. Bradman built the program from scratch and was successful in increasing the team's win total every year from two to five to nine and finally ten wins in 2015, including a 19-10 record over his last two seasons. He remains a part of the Roos coaching staff as an assistant coach.
"I can't thank Coach Bradman enough for starting this program and making it a huge success in such a short period of time with the obvious help of some incredible players like Tressa Goolden, Caty Darling and others," Sieminski stated. "He is a legendary lacrosse coach and we've been so fortunate to have him build the foundation for the success of our program. We're also very happy to see him remain an important part of our program by staying on as an assistant."
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working by Dave's side," Todd said. "He has been a mentor to me for the past 25 years and is also a very good friend. Working with Dave is like taking a philosophy class from Aristotle - there's so much lacrosse and life wisdom there you can't help but soak it in. Our student-athletes have really responded to his style and I don't see that changing moving forward despite us swapping titles."
Todd was a two-time captain of the men's lacrosse team at Cabrini College where he graduated in 1997. A 1993 graduate of Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton, Todd played lacrosse and football under the tutelage of Bradman.
Coach Todd went on to officiate high school boys' lacrosse in Pennsylvania for two years after graduating from Cabrini. Following his officiating days Todd coached boys' youth lacrosse in Burnt Hills, NY for three years (2011-2013) before coaching boys' youth lacrosse in Canton, while also assisting the Roos during that time.