Wingate University

Wingate University Athletic Department
230 N. Camden Rd. Wingate, NC 28174
Division 2 North Carolina Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Abby Wiley

Abby Wiley begins her third year as the women's head lacrosse coach at Wingate University in 2021. She is 12-14 through her first two seasons with the Bulldogs, going 6-3 in SAC play. Wiley is 78-69 in her head coaching career, joining Wingate after spending eight seasons at Colorado Mesa. Wiley was announced as the head women's lacrosse coach at Wingate University in June of 2018.

The 2020 season saw Wingate start the year 3-5. The Bulldogs were getting hot in early march, rolling to big wins over Lincoln Memorial and Lewis by a combined 15 goals. The Lewis victory came on March 10, which would end up being the final game of the season. Spring sports were cancelled the following day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 season did see Kendall Wells become the school's all-time leader in career goals and points. She also took over as the all-time leading goal scorer in SAC history in 2020.

In her first season at Wingate in the spring of 2019, Wiley guided the Bulldogs to a 9-9 record, with a 5-3 mark in league play. The Bulldogs finished third in the SAC standings and advanced to the semifinals of the SAC Tournament. Six Bulldogs earned conference honors in Wiley's first season at Wingate, led by SAC Freshman of the Year Becca Ruiz. Wells, Sierra Street and Arion Pierre were first team All-SAC selections, with Ruiz, Emily Ketron and Megan Amrein picking up second team accolades. Pierre was also selected to paly in the IWLCA Senior All-Star game. Wingate was named an IWLCA Honor Squad, with Wells, Casey Roux and Taylor Barker earning Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Prior to her arrival at Wingate, Wiley spent the previous eight seasons as the head coach at Colorado Mesa, where she was the first head coach in program history when the sport was added in 2011. Wiley guided the Mavericks to a winning record in her fourth season despite playing in the highly-competitive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, featuring perennial women's lacrosse powers Lindenwood and Regis. Under Wiley's guidance, the Mavericks have earned the Paul W. Brechler Award each of the last four years. This award is given to the team with the top GPA in the RMAC.

In the sixth year of the program's history, Wiley led the Mavericks to an 11-4 overall record, with a 5-2 mark in the RMAC. She was named the conference Coach of the Year in 2016. Wiley followed by leading Colorado Mesa to a 13-4 record in 2017, going 7-2 in league play, with the Mavericks falling to No. 12 Regis 14-12 in the semifinals of the RMAC Tournament.

In her final season at Colorado Mesa in 2018, Wiley led the Mavericks to a 12-4 overall record, going 7-2 in league play while outscoring opponents 243-163 on the season. CMU earned its first-ever national ranking, checking in at No. 22 in the preseason IWLCA poll. The season ended with a 12-11 overtime loss against Regis, who ended the season ranked seventh nationally, just below fellow RMAC power Lindenwood, ranked fourth in the final poll.

Wiley posted a 66-55 record in her eight seasons at Colorado Mesa, going 36-12 over her last three seasons. Prior to arriving at CMU, Wiley was a volunteer coach with Long Island Select Lacrosse with over four years of experience coaching at Kings Park Youth Lacrosse Camp, For the Love of the Game Camp and State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY) Women's Lacrosse Sport School.

A native of Kings Park, New York, Wiley played collegiate lacrosse at SUNY Cortland for two years. Prior to attending SUNY Cortland she played two years at Nassau Community College where she was a preseason All-American and team captain.

Wiley earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College in 2007. She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education. In 2014, Wiley received her Masters of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. Abby and her husband Bryan have two sons, Peter and John.

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Amanda Frank

Amanda Frank enters her third year on the Wingate Women’s Lacrosse staff, which will her second season as assistant coach. Frank was previously the Graduate Assistant for the 2018-2019 season.

Currently, Frank assists with all aspects of coaching with an emphasis on offensive players, scouting reports, social media, camps, and recruiting.

Started her collegiate lacrosse career at Shippensburg University. She was a starter and two year team captain. Frank led team in goals and assists from her sophomore year to her senior year.

She majored in Social Work with a minor in Disability Studies. Frank graduated from Shippensburg University in December of 2017.

After graduating from Shippensburg, she was the volunteer assistant coach at Belmont Abbey College. She was also the assistant coach at South Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte.

Native of Solomon’s Island, Maryland.

In August of 2020, Frank received her Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Wingate University.

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