Laura Field assumed the role of head coach of the Fairfield women’s lacrosse team following the 2015 season. The upcoming spring of 2018 will be her 10th overall campaign with the Stags.
In two seasons as Head Coach, Field has led Fairfield to a 21-15 overall record and an 11-5 tally in the MAAC. She guided the Stags to a MAAC postseason win in both campaigns, reaching the MAAC Championship Semifinals in 2016 and returning to the MAAC Championship Game in 2016.
Field’s seven-year tenure as an assistant, including the role of Associate Head Coach from 2012-15, featured the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. Her stay has also coincided with the program’s two winningest seasons, a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes.
Field came to Fairfield after an eight-year stint with the Yale University women’s lacrosse program, including an 11-5 season as interim head coach in 2008 that saw the Bulldogs finish at No. 17 in the national poll. All told, Field helped guide Yale to a final top-20 national ranking six times, including a No. 7 ranking following the 2003 season. That year, Yale posted a 13-3 mark and captured the Ivy League title en route to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.
NCAA Tournament experience is nothing new to Field, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Princeton University lacrosse program. As the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers, Field led the squad to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game to cap a run of three straight postseason bids. She was a First Team All-Ivy honoree in 1997.
A native of Mystic, Conn., Field currently resides in New Haven