Moravian College

Moravian College Athletics
1200 Main St Bethlehem, PA 18018
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Developing team

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Kristen Nicholson

Kristen Nicholson came to Moravian in August 2014 to become the head coach of the women’s lacrosse program as the school works toward reinstituting the program as a varsity sport in 2016. She guided the squad to a 6-10 mark in 2016 and coached the 2016 ECAC Division III South Rookie of the Year. Nicholson's 2017 squad received the first postseason berth in school history with a trip to the ECAC Division III Quarterfinals, finishing the season at 7-9 while the 2018 squad set a school record with an 11-5 mark and earned the proggram's first-ever Landmark Conference Tournament berth.


Nicholson served as the coach Moravian’s club women’s lacrosse team in 2015 and also spent the year recruiting her first class of freshmen. The Greyhounds returned to action as a member of the Landmark Conference in 2017 after competing as an independent in 2016.


Nicholson came to Moravian after three seasons on the staff at FDU-Florham. She began as an assistant coach in 2012 for her alma mater but stepped into the role of interim head coach for the 2013 campaign while Adrienne Carr was on maternity leave. Under Nicholson’s tutelage, the Devils posted a 13-8 mark and captured their second straight Freedom Conference Championship and a berth in the ECAC Tournament.


As a player at FDU-Florham from 2007 through 2010, Nicholson, formerly Schuster, netted a career total of 179 points on 131 goals and 48 assists, and she added 77 ground balls and 60 draw controls. During her senior season, Nicholson served as a team captain and was named to the Middle Atlantic All-Conference Second Team. She also led the squad to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship while being named the Most Valuable Player of the title match. The Devils played in the postseason in all four of Nicholson’s seasons, winning the MAC title in 2008 for a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament.


Nicholson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts as an undergraduate, and she also earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from FDU-Florham.

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Erin Allen

Erin Allen, a native of Syosset, New York and a 2016 graduate of The University of Scranton, was a four-year letter-winner on the Royals women’s lacrosse and soccer teams. She will be in her third season on the Moravian sideline in 2019.


As a lacrosse player at Scranton, Allen was a four-year starter who played in 65 games in her career. She tallied 123 career points on 85 goals and 38 assists. She also added 131 ground balls and 81 caused turnovers. During her junior and senior seasons, she served as team captain. In her sophomore and junior seasons, she was named to the Landmark Conference 2nd-Team Selection. In her Senior season, she was named to the Landmark Conference 1st-Team Selection and the IWLCA All-Boardwalk Region 2nd-Team Selection.


Allen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration, a Business minor and a Coaching minor from The University of Scranton in 2016. She was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association Zag Sports Division III honor roll. She plans on pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management at Moravian.

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