CASTLETON, Vt. – Hannah Corkery Collins has resigned as head coach of the Castleton University women's lacrosse team, as announced by Deanna Tyson, associate dean for athletics and recreation.
After leading the Spartans to the North Atlantic Conference title in each of her six years at Castleton, first as an assistant coach before becoming head coach, Corkery Collins is returning to her alma mater, St. Lawrence University, as the Saints' head coach.
"I want to thank Hannah for her leadership of the women's lacrosse program over the past six years," said Tyson. "Thanks to her work, the team has represented Castleton in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past six seasons, including the program's first victory in the national tournament in 2015. I wish her well as she moves on in her coaching career."
After completing her bachelor's degree at St. Lawrence, playing lacrosse for four years, including a stint as team captain, she joined the Castleton women's lacrosse program in the 2012 season as a graduate assistant, helping the team win 10 of 11 games down the stretch to capture the NAC Tournament title and advance to its first NCAA Tournament. The Spartans repeated as NAC champions in 2013, putting together a nine-game winning streak heading into the national tournament.
Corkery Collins took over as interim head coach for the 2014 season, leading the Spartans to a 9-7 overall record and their third straight NAC championship. With the interim tag dropped after that year, she led Castleton to its best-ever campaign in 2015, winning 16 consecutive games on its way to a 17-3 overall record, clinching its fourth consecutive conference title, and earning the program's first NCAA Tournament win with a 19-10 first round victory over Morrisville State.
In each of the past two seasons, the Spartans have won 12 games and extended their conference title streak to six straight years. As head coach, Corkery Collins compiled a 50-23 (.685) record, including a perfect 39-0 mark against NAC opponents in regular season and conference tournament action.
A search for Corkery Collins's successor will begin immediately.