Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University Athletics
514 University Avenue Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Developing team

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Randall Swope

Randall Swope, a veteran coach and former head coach, was hired as an assistant coach in 2017 prior to the start of the 2018 season and was promoted to interim head coach when Laura Moan stepped down as head coach in December. After a national search, she was named head coach in June of 2018.


Despite the midyear transition, Swope led the River Hawks to four victories and had two players earn All-Conference honors with Libby Dex earning First Team honors and Mary Vilardi picking up a Second Team honor in her first season with the team.


Swope was most recently the head coach at Division I Bucknell University in nearby Lewisburg.


Swope was head coach at Bucknell for the past six seasons and turned the program around with back-to-back winning seasons in 2016 and 2017. It was the first consecutive winning years since 1997-98. She holds the all-time coaching wins record at the school with 51 victories in eight seasons with 35 in the last six years and another 16 wins when coaching the 2003 and 2004 seasons.


Following the 2004 campaign, Swope departed Bucknell to continue her international playing career while also serving as girls’ athletic director and varsity lacrosse and soccer coach at The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. In 2007 she headed west to become assistant women’s lacrosse coach and recruiting coordinator at Stanford, where she helped lead the Cardinal to the MPSF championship.


Before returning to Bucknell, Swope had been serving as a physical education and health teacher as well as head girls’ lacrosse and soccer coach and assistant basketball coach at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.


A 1997 Maryland graduate with a degree in Kinesiological Sciences, Swope was part of three NCAA championship teams in College Park, a student-athlete on the Terrapins lacrosse squad from 1993-96, the four-year starter was a member of Maryland’s back-to-back national championship teams in 1995 and 1996. In addition, she served as an assistant coach for her alma mater when the Terps won their third consecutive national title in 1997.

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Eric Grimes

Eric Grimes has over 25 years of experience in team building and leadership development with sports teams, private schools and corporate staffs and joined the coaching staff of the Susquehanna women’s lacrosse team in 2018.


Grimes has facilitated teams from colleges, universities, private schools, and corporate groups such as RJR Nabisco Inc., United Illuminating Company corporate executive team, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp staff, Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Sierra Club, AmeriCorps Boston and Detroit staffs, Harvard University, Smith College, Brown University, Yale University, Amherst College, Williams College, Smith College, Brandeis University, Elms College, MIT, WPI, Northeastern University, Sienna College, Springfield College, Trinity College, Union College, Choate Rosemary Hall School, Emma Willard School, Belmont Hill School, Williston Northampton School, and Deerfield Academy.


He has received extensive training with Project Adventure, Alpine Tower, Outward Bound, NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), and Penn State University.


Before joining the Susquehanna University women’s lacrosse coaching staff, he facilitated team building/leadership programs for the Women's Lacrosse Team at Bucknell University.

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Liz Mulvey

Liz Mulvey joined the coaching staff at Susquehanna in 2017 prior to the start of the 2018 season.


Mulvey is earning her first experience as a collegiate assistant coach after a successful playing career at Misericordia University. Mulvey started 68 games in her four-year career at Misericordia University and ranks sixth in career points (157) and assists (31) and seventh in career goals (126). She was a two-time All-MAC (Freedom) selection earning Second Team honors as a freshman and First Team honors last year as a senior.


Mulvey helped the Cougars to 40 wins in her four seasons, four appearances in the Freedom Conference Tournament and two ECAC Tournament appearances. Misericordia finished second in the conference tournament in each of the final three years of her career.


The Business Administration major with a specialty in Sport Management also has coaching experience as an assistant coach with the Metro Lacrosse Club in New York and with the T3 West Lacrosse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the summer.

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