Former Team USA Star Kristen Carr To Lead Towson Women's Lacrosse


Credit: Towson University

TOWSON - Two-time Team USA gold medallist Kristen Carr is the new head coach of the Towson Tigers women's lacrosse team, Athletics Director Steve Eigenbrot announced on Sunday.

According to the University, Carr will step into her new role on August first under a five-year contract. She is replacing Sonia LaMonica, who, after a 13-year tenure, moved to the University of Virginia as head coach.

A Baltimore native and an All-American player from the University of North Carolina, Carr boasts a diverse coaching history with stints at Stanford, Ohio State, North Carolina, Delaware, and Johns Hopkins.

Eigenbrot praised Carr's fitting candidacy following a rigorous selection process, saying, "Kristen Carr is perfectly suited for our Towson Women's Lacrosse team. She is the ideal choice to advance this program and propel it to greater heights."

The women's lacrosse team at Towson University has an illustrious history with seven Colonial Athletic Conference victories and 11 NCAA Tournament qualifications since 2005.

In addition to her role at Towson, Carr is Director of Girls' Lacrosse at St. James, a well-regarded club program in Northern Virginia, and serves as an assistant coach for the US U-18 national development team.

"I am deeply thankful to Steve Eigenbrot and Casey Cegles for placing their trust in me and am appreciative of the help I have received throughout my journey," Carr said. "Towson has a wealth of untapped potential with top-tier facilities, support, and people, located in the lacrosse heartland. I am confident that we can build upon the legacy left by previous coaches and vie for championships. I am excited to get started."

During 2021 and 2022, Carr was part of the coaching team at Johns Hopkins, managing their offensive strategy and mentoring All-Big Ten players Aurora Cordingley and Shelby Harrison as the team achieved consecutive NCAA appearances.

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