LA PLUME — Ashley Irwin has been named Keystone College’s head women’s lacrosse coach, according to an announcement by Dr. Matthew Grimaldi, Director of Athletics. Irwin, who recently completed her second year as the Giants’ head field hockey team, will guide the women’s lacrosse team in the program’s second year of competition at the varsity level and will also head Keystone’s field hockey team.
Irwin guided the Giants’ field hockey team to their first CSAC playoff appearance this past fall as Keystone returned to the postseason for the first time since 2012. Irwin’s squad has posted nine wins over the past two season while going 8-8 in Colonial States Athletic Conference play and the Giants had six players earn All-Conference awards in 2015.
Irwin coached the Coughlin High School girls lacrosse varsity team for four years from 2012-2015. As an assistant coach in 2013, Irwin helped the Crusaders post a 7-4 record and qualify for postseason play in just their second year of competition. The following season, Irwin was elevated to co-head varsity coach and led Coughlin to a 12-4 record and a third place finish in the PIAA District II playoffs. The Crusaders had six players named to the All-Star team while three seniors from that team will further their playing careers at the collegiate level.
Keystone went 0-10 in their first year of varsity competition in the spring of 2015 under former head coach Sarah Golis.