Former Boston University women's lacrosse All-American Lauren Morton (CAS'08) was named the fourth head coach of the program on June 15, 2018
In her first season at the helm of the Terriers, Morton guided BU to its best season since 2011 with an 11-7 record. Additionally, BU matched its best conference record since joining the Patriot League with a 6-3 mark.
Under Morton's tutelage, Kailey Conry led the NCAA with 3.67 assists per game. Furthermore, Conry and Tonianne Magnelli earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region honors, while four Terriers were named to the All-Patriot League Team.
Morton, who most recently was the associate head coach at Duke, served as an assistant coach for the Terriers from 2010-12.
A 2008 IWLCA All-America midfielder, Morton served as a team captain her final two seasons at BU and helped the Terriers earn four straight America East tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the national quarterfinals twice. She was on the field for all three of the NCAA Tournament wins in program history and received IWLCA all-region honors as both a junior (second team) and a senior (first team).
Morton graduated as the program's all-time record holder in draw controls with 182 and accounted for 179 points, 160 goals, 144 ground balls and 92 caused turnovers throughout her career, all of which currently rank within the top-10 all-time in BU annals.
Morton has been on Duke's staff since 2014 and was the program's associate head coach the past two years. In her first season in Durham, she aided the Blue Devils' run to the NCAA semifinals as the offense produced 12.38 goals per game. In 2017, Duke earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the 19th time in program history while Olivia Jenner set the program's single-season draw control record (110).
During her tenure at Duke, Morton coached five All-Americans, 10 IWLCA All-South Region honorees and 11 All-ACC selections.
Morton began her collegiate coaching career within the Patriot League, as she served as an assistant coach at Lafayette from 2008-10 before returning to her alma mater as an assistant for the Terriers.
Over her two-year span on the sidelines in Boston, the Terriers captured the 2012 America East regular-season title and went 10-2 in conference play. Additionally, she coached three IWLCA All-Northeast Region honorees and one All-American in Danielle Etrasco.
The Glenside, Pennsylvania, native also spent two seasons as an assistant at Georgetown from 2012-14. While she was in the nation's capital, the Hoyas compiled a 24-15 record and made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round in 2014. Morton oversaw two All-America and 11 All-Big East selections and directed an offense that averaged 12.00 goals per game in that time.
Morton graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008 with a degree in psychology. As a senior, she was selected the recipient of the Aldo "Buff" Donelli Leadership Award, presented to a senior who demonstrated outstanding leadership both on and off the field, as well as the John B. Simpson Award, given to both a male and female senior who demonstrates enthusiasm and leadership.