Meghan Smith '12

Meghan Smith '12

Meghan Smith '12 was named the head coach of the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2015 and begins her fifth season as the Hawks' head coach in 2019-20.

In four seasons on the Hilltop, Smith has led the Hawks to 28 victories, 21 of those coming within the highly-competitive Northeast-10 Conference. She has coached 13 All-NE10 selections as well as two IWLCA All-North Region picks. In her first season of 2016, Smith's team earned IWLCA Academic Honor squad honors and was ranked or received votes in the IWLCA Division II poll for eight weeks.

Smith arrived back on the Hilltop following a one-year stint as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the College of the Holy Cross, where she assisted with all facets of the Division I program. She helped two Crusaders attain All-Patriot League honors and the team was a Patriot League All-Academic Team.

Smith wrapped up her playing career as the Hawks' all-time leader in points (244), goals (203) and draw controls (372). She served as team captain her senior year, while also being chosen as an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North Region Second Teamer. Smith, a four-year starter, was a three-time All-NE10 performer, including a First Team selection her senior year.

Smith has also been the head coach for Boston Laxachusetts Lacrosse Club since 2013, providing training and skill instruction to girls ages 8-18. She has also served as a camp counselor at Boston College, Vanderbilt University and Army West Point.

She was selected as an assistant coach for Ireland's U19 women's national team in early 2017. The team will be competing in the 2019 World Cup.

A native of Pittsford, N.Y., Smith earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Anselm and currently lives in Boston.

Smith Year-by-Year

Year Overall Record NE10 Record
NE10 Finish
2016 7-8 6-7 T-7th/14
2017 6-11 4-9 T-9th/14
2018 8-10 6-7 T-7th/14
2019 7-9 5-8 9th/14
Total (4 seasons) 28-38 (.424)
21-31 (.404)