Elmira College

Elmira College Soaring Eagle Athletics
One Park Place Elmira, NY 14901
Division 3 New York Northeast
Private Small National competitor


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Rebecca Lampson

Rebecca Lampson was announced as the new head women's lacrosse coach and assistant field hockey coach at Elmira College on June 21, 2018.

Lampson recently completed her second season with the Mules, members of the ultra-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), who went a combined 24-11 during her tenure. In 2017, Colby posted an impressive 15-4 overall record with an 8-2 mark against NESCAC competition. Lampson's Mules won 13 consecutive games en route to capturing the NESCAC Championship, the third in program history, earning a berth into the NCAA Tournament and peaking at No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Coaches Poll. Colby advanced to the NESCAC Tournament once again in 2018 and finished the year ranked No. 21 in the country, according to the IWLCA.

During her two seasons in Waterville, Maine, Lampson helped tutor seven All-Conference, 12 All-Region, and three All-America honorees, as well as the 2017 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and 19 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team award winners. She also had the opportunity to grow professionally under the mentorship of Colby's head coach, Karen Henning, a three-time regional and two-time national Coach of the Year.

Prior to joining the Mules, Lampson served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at William Smith College for two seasons (2014-15) and at Morrisville State College in 2016. At both institutions, she coached a conference Defensive Player of the Year, as William Smith All-American Rachel Hughes was the recipient of the prize from the Liberty League in 2014 and Morrisville's Jordan Anderson was honored by the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in 2016. Lampson's time with the Mustangs also included two seasons as an assistant field hockey coach, during which she saw eight players collect All-Conference recognition, in addition to NEAC Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year awards in 2016.

As a student-athlete, Lampson penned her named throughout the women's lacrosse record books at Rochester Institute of Technology. A standout midfielder and two-year team captain, the Penn Yan, New York, native led the Tigers to four consecutive conference tournaments, three of which came as a member of the Empire 8 Conference from 2009-11.

She had her best collegiate season as a senior in the spring of 2012, when she recorded a career-high 86 points (62g-24a). As a result, she was crowned RIT's Female Senior Athlete of the Year, as well as an All-Liberty League and IWLCA All-Region Second Teamer. Lampson graduated second all-time in RIT history in points and currently ranks fourth with 196 points (132g-64a). The point and goal totals from her senior campaign are fourth-most in RIT single-season history, and she also ranks among the Tigers' leaders in assists and draw controls.

A former IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection and Presidential Scholarship recipient at RIT, Lampson graduated cum laude in 2012 with a bachelor's in New Media Marketing and a concentration in Environmental Studies. In December of 2017, she completed her master's in Sports Management from SUNY Cortland.

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Katy Sherman

Katy Sherman joined the Elmira College women’s lacrosse coaching staff in September of 2019 following an exceptional playing career at Ave Maria University, an NAIA institution in Ave Maria, Florida.

A four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the Gyrenes, Sherman graduated from Ave Maria as the program’s all-time leading scorer. She was a four-time All-Conference selection, which included a pair of first-team nods, and received NAIA All-America Second Team honors at the conclusion of her sophomore season. The native Floridian produced 168 points (142g-26a) at Ave Maria, capped off by a career-best 51 points (39g-12a) in 2019. As a result, she was crowned University’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year.

Originally from Melbourne, Fla., Sherman spent three-plus years as a student worker for the Ave Maria sports medicine department. She aided the sports medicine staff with coverage at practices and games, helped with treatment sessions, and completed paperwork for the office.

Sherman earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in the spring of 2019 with a cumulative 3.46 GPA. Her work in the classroom was recognized by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as she became the first player in program history to garner CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades. Sherman is currently pursuing a master's in General Management at Elmira.

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