University of Scranton

University of Scranton Athletics Dept
800 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
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Chrissy Trescavage

Chrissy Trescavage was named The University of Scranton head women's lacrosse coach effective October 22, 2018.

Trescavage brings six seasons of head coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level to Scranton having most recently led Misericordia from 2013-16 where she guided the Cougars to three straight MAC Freedom Conference playoff appearances and was named the league’s coach of the year in 2015. Prior to her time at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for two seasons.

During her four years at Misericordia, Trescavage transformed the Cougars into a contender in the MAC Freedom Conference. She led Misericordia to back-to-back appearances in the conference championship game in 2015 and 2016 with the Cougars also earning bids to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Region championships both of those seasons.

In her final three seasons at Misericordia, Trescavage’s Cougars posted 26 wins including an impressive 14-4 record against conference opponents. She mentored 14 Cougars to All-Conference honors and also coached four players to All-Region honors.

Trescavage was also active in the lacrosse and campus communities, serving as a member of the NCAA Division III All-Region selection committee and the NCAA Division III regional advisory committee. She was also a member of Misericordia’s suicide prevention and staff compensation committees.

Before taking over at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, where she helped two Warriors collect All-American honors from USA College She also had two players earn All-Conference accolades in 2012 and she boasted the nation’s second-leading scorer, Grace Gargiulo, who averaged 5.0 goals per game.

Trescavage was a standout performer on the field at Susquehanna from 2002 to 2006, scoring 102 goals during her career and serving as a team captain. She excelled in the classroom as well, garnering Mid-Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll laurels all four years.

Trescavage earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Susquehanna in 2006.

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Rachel Perla

Rachel Perla was named an assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program in August of 2017. Perla joined the Scranton women's lacrosse coaching staff fresh off a playing career at St. Bonaventure University.

In her first season at Scranton, Perla helped lead the Royals to a 12-win campaign as the team finished with a program-best 6-1 mark in Landmark Conference play while advancing to the Landmark Conference championship game.

In her three year career, Perla scored 53 goals and added 19 assists (a 72 point total) as an attacker/midfielder. Overall, she started 46 of the 50 games she played in as a member of the Bonnies, and served as team captain this past season.

Off the field, Perla was named to St. Bonaventure's Dean's List from 2015 through 2017, and also served as an intern for the women's lacrosse program in the Fall of 2015.

A native of Liverpool, New York, Perla served as a Youth Lacrosse League head coach in her hometown since May of 2016, and as a Recreation Coordinator for the Onondaga County Parks System. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies from St. Bonaventure this past May.

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