Fairfield University

Fairfield University Athletics
Walsh Athletic Center - 1073 N Benson Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
Division 1 Connecticut Northeast
Private Small National competitor


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Laura Field

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Laura Field assumed the role of head coach of Fairfield Women’s Lacrosse following the 2015 season. The spring of 2019 is her fourth campaign as head coach and her 11th overall with the Stags.

In three seasons at the helm, Field has led Fairfield to a 34-22 overall record and a 17-7 tally in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). She ranks second all-time in wins in program history behind her predecessor, Mike Waldvogel, and slots third in career win percentage (.618).

Field guided the Stags to the program’s fourth MAAC Championship in 2018, becoming the first team to ever win three MAAC postseason games en route to claiming the conference crown. She also led the Fairfield to the MAAC Championship Semifinals in 2016 and the MAAC Championship Game in 2017.

Field’s seven-year tenure as an assistant, including the role of Associate Head Coach from 2012-15, featured the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by MAAC Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. The 2009 Stags earned the program’s first and only win on the national stage, upending Sacred Heart in the play-in round and nearly defeating a #4 Penn team that went on to reach the Final Four.

Field’s time at Fairfield has also coincided with the program’s two winningest seasons, as well as a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes. Highlighted by their quartet of MAAC Championships, the Stags have reached the semifinal round of the conference postseason in all 10 of Field’s seasons on the sidelines.

Field came to Fairfield after an eight-year stint with the Yale University women’s lacrosse program, including an 11-5 season as interim head coach of the Bulldogs in 2008. That Yale team finished at #17 in the IWLCA national poll. All told, Field helped guide Yale to a final top 20 IWLCA national ranking six times, including a #7 ranking following the 2003 season. That year, Yale posted a 13-3 mark and captured a share of their first Ivy League title since 1980 en route to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.

NCAA postseason appearances have been a regular occurrence for Field, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Princeton University lacrosse program. As the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers, Field led the squad to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game to cap a run of three straight postseason bids. She was a First Team All-Ivy League honoree for Chris Sailer’s squad in 1997.

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Anne Murray

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Anne Murray was named the Associate Head Coach of Fairfield Women’s Lacrosse in the summer of 2017. In her first campaign with the program, the Stags claimed the 2018 MAAC Championship.

Prior to joining the Stags, Murray was a member of Chris Sailer's coaching staff at Princeton from 2013-17 as the Tigers claimed four Ivy League Regular Season Championships and two Ivy League Tournament Championships in that span. Princeton's five NCAA postseason berths during Murray’s tenure included three trips to the Second Round and two appearances in the National Quarterfinals as the Tigers compiled a total of 64 wins with Murray on the sidelines.

Before venturing back to Old Nassau, Murray garnered Division I coaching experience at Mount St. Mary's, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.

As a student-athlete at Princeton, Murray took the field for 51 games on attack. The Tigers earned a berth in the NCAA Championship in all four of those seasons, highlighted by three appearances in the National Quarterfinals. Murray earned a bachelor's degree in history from Princeton in 2009.

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