Lauren Schoenberger enters her third season as Wellesley’s Head Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Professor of the Practice in 2017-18. In her first two seasons as head coach of the Blue she has an overall record of 18-16.
Schoenberger joined Wellesley after spending three seasons at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., serving as a graduate assistant coach during the 2013 season before joining head coach Shannon McHale’s staff as a full-time assistant in 2014. Schoenberger helped guide the Bombers to a record of 35-20 over three seasons, making three consecutive appearances in the Empire 8 Championship Game. That success helped the IC coaching staff earn back-to-back Empire 8 Conference Coaching Staff of the Year Awards in 2013 and 2014.
While at Ithaca, Schoenberger also implemented an academic progress plan for lacrosse student-athletes and worked with colleagues on the formation of a student-athlete leadership development program. A co-advisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), she assisted with home event management for field hockey and soccer and taught physical activity, leisure and safety classes in personal fitness and badminton.
Prior to arriving at Ithaca, Schoenberger coached from 2009-2012 for the Lady Roc Lacrosse Club in Rochester, N.Y. She has also worked as a camp coach, most recently at the University of Connecticut in 2014 and Top of the Class Women’s Lacrosse Camp in 2014 and 2015.
A 2012 graduate of American University with a Bachelor of Arts of Psychology, Schoenberger was a four-year member of the Eagles’ lacrosse program, serving as associate captain during the 2009-2010 season. She earned a place on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and 2010 and a spot on the Patriot League All-Academic Team in 2011. An active member of SAAC from 2009-2012, Schoenberger was SAAC President during the 2011-12 academic year as well as a student-athlete representative on the Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force Committee.
A member of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and US Lacrosse, she received her Master’s in Exercise and Sport Science-Sport Psychology from Ithaca College in 2015.