Danielle O’Leary was named the head coach of Mount Aloysius College Women’s Lacrosse program in the summer of 2018.
O’Leary joins Mount Aloysius from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia where she was the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach for the past six years. She ran all facets of the lacrosse program at Hollins including recruiting, scouting and game management. O’Leary’s teams performed on the field and in the classroom, as twice her team was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Honor Squad for having a complete team GPA over 3.0.
While at Hollins, O’Leary also served as the Senior Woman Administrator, a role that she will continue at Mount Aloysius. She was the chairperson for the school’s Chi Alpha Sigma Athletics Honor Society, which saw a 50% increase in inductees during her tenure. O’Leary also spent one year coaching Valley Select Lacrosse, a Roanoke area travel lacrosse team.
A 2010 graduate of New England College, O’Leary was a two sport performer for the Pilgrims. She was a defensive standout for their women’s lacrosse team, starting in 61 of her teams 66 games during her four-year career. Along with her Lacrosse career, O’Leary also was a four-year member and regular contributor of the Women’s Hockey team at NEC. As a senior, O’Leary was awarded for her contributions on the athletic fields and in the classroom as she was a team captain for Lacrosse and was named the 2010 New England College Female Student Athlete of the Year.
O’Leary holds a bachelor’s degree from New England College as well as a master’s degree from Ithaca College, both in Physical Education.