Michelle Mason enters her 11th season as head coach of the Iona College women's lacrosse program during the 2018-19 campaign. She is the second-ever coach at Iona after being appointed to the position on Aug. 6, 2008. Mason came to New Rochelle from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire where she held the same position for two seasons.
Mason has set a single-season wins records twice, racking up nine wins in 2012 and 2016.
In 2018, the Gaels finished the season at 8-10, 3-5 MAAC, earning the No. 6 seed in the MAAC Tournament. Four student-athletes garnered All-MAAC accolades.
In 2016, Mason led Iona to its first ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship tournament birth.
During her time at Iona, Mason has mentored 14 All-MAAC First Team members, 17 All-MAAC Second Team and eight MAAC All-Rookie Team selections including the 2013 MAAC Rookie of the Year Mary Kate McCormick, 2016 Co-Defensive Player of the Year Gabriella Di Domizio and the 2012 MAAC Tri-Defensive Player of the Year Stephanie Sumcizk.
Prior to her tenure at Iona, Mason was head coach of her alma mater Keene State. Mason led the Owls to two consecutive winning seasons including a 13-8 mark in 2008. She was 21-14 in her two seasons, the highest winning percentage of the program's five head coaches. In 2005, Mason served as an assistant coach before taking over the program.
As a player, Mason had no rivals as a record-breaking attacker for the Owls. A three-time All-LEC all-star, the Fairport, New York, native established Keene State career goal (202), assists (82), and point (284) records. She also rewrote the Keene State women's soccer record book during her four seasons as the Owls' starting goalie. Mason holds a Keene State women's soccer record for most wins (66) and saves (437) in a career. The Fairport, NY native led KSC to a pair of NCAA women's soccer tournament berths and was a four-time All-LEC and three-time All-New England honoree.
A 2005 graduate of Keene State, Mason was inducted into the Keene State Hall-of-Fame in 2012.