Dartmouth College

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Alex McFadden

Alex (Frank) McFadden was announced as the head coach of the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team on July 2, 2019.

McFadden becomes just the fifth head coach in the program’s 48-year history and comes to Hanover after spending the previous four seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Colorado. After her second season on the Buffaloes’ sideline, Frank was promoted to associate head coach under Ann Elliott Whidden.

McFadden wrapped up her third year with the Big Green in 2022. Under her tutelage, the Big Green had four players receive All-Ivy recognition for their play as Katie Elders was named to the second team while Katina Christensen, Maja Desmond and Gisele Todd were named to the honorable mention team. She picked up her first career Ivy League win when the Big Green defeated Columbia, 22-6, on April 9. The 22 goals scored by Dartmouth was one shy of their record for goals in an Ivy League game. In the same game, Elders tied the program record for points in an Ivy game with nine.

In her first season at the helm in 2020, McFadden led the Big Green to a 5-0 record prior to the cancellation of the remainder of the season. Dartmouth defeated two ranked opponents in the shortened season, including a 13-9 victory over No. 5 Florida at Scully-Fahey Field.

In 2018, Frank and the Buffaloes finished as the Pac-12 Tournament runner-up and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, narrowly defeating the Big Green in a first-round contest. Under Frank’s guidance, Colorado reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years, winning in the first round in both 2018 and 2019.

Prior to her time in Boulder, Frank spent three seasons as an assistant with Boston College from 2013 to 2015. The Eagles posted a 42-18 mark in her three years on the Heights, reaching the national tournament three times, including a 2013 first-round game against Dartmouth in Syracuse.

At both Colorado and BC, Frank served as the recruiting coordinator, responsible for bringing in some of the nation’s best players at both schools that have turned each program into a power on the national stage. She has experience coaching in each area of the field as she was the Buffs’ offensive coordinator after working with the midfield and defense at Boston College.

Her coaching career followed a stellar playing career with Northwestern where she won three national titles (2009, 2011, 2012), was named an All-America player three times (2010, 2011, 2012) and was voted team captain as both a junior and senior. She graduated from Northwestern’s School of Communications in 2012 with a degree in radio, television and film and a minor in business institutions.

Frank was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team three times (2010-12) and, as a senior, she was honored as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Frank played two seasons with former Big Green head coach Danielle Spencer as members of the Wildcats, winning the 2010 national title together.

“The Dartmouth women's lacrosse program is rich in tradition. Previous coaches have created an incredible foundation for success, and I am excited to carry on the tradition of excellence. Dartmouth provides the student-athlete with an unparalleled college experience,” Frank said. “With the support of the athletic department, academic advisers and the passionate Dartmouth alumni, I will honor these traditions as well as bring new innovations to the Dartmouth women's lacrosse program.”

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Tee Ladouceur

Theresa "Tee" Ladouceur was named an assistant coach in August 2019, making the 2020 campaign her first with the Dartmouth women's lacrosse program. Ladouceur was promoted to associate head coach in May 2022.

Ladouceur (pronounced "LAD-uh-sir") was the first addition to the Big Green coaching staff under head coach Alex Frank.

Joining Dartmouth after two seasons at Denver, Ladouceur was instrumental in the success of a Pioneers team that reached the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal in 2019. As the offensive coordinator, she helped guide the Pioneers to 13.70 goals per game last season, a mark that ranked 31st in the nation. Ladouceur will have the opportunity to work with another gifted scoring team as the Big Green were seventh nationally and led all Ivy League teams with 16.0 goals per game this past spring.

Prior to her time in Denver, Ladouceur was the head coach of UC Davis during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Before moving to California, she was a resident of the New York State capital, working at both UAlbany (2013-15) and Rensselaer (2012).

“I am honored to officially become a part of the Big Green family,” Ladouceur said. “I've followed Alex's playing and coaching careers for the past decade, and I am excited to learn and work alongside one of the best in the country. Her knowledge of the game is truly unmatched, and what she’s done with the Boston College and Colorado programs has been remarkable to watch. She is going to continue to elevate this Dartmouth program, and I am looking forward to hitting the ground running with such an incredible staff and group of young women.”

A 2011 graduate of Syracuse, she played three seasons with the Orange, amassing 130 goals and 112 assists for 242 points in 68 games. While a member of the team, she earned IWLCA All-America Third Team honors as well as all-region first team recognition and was tabbed as a All-American. Ladouceur began her collegiate career at Albany during the 2008 season where she scored 32 goals in just 11 games with the Great Danes.

A native of Slingerlands, New York, she graduated Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Human Ecology.

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