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University of Scranton

University of Scranton Athletics Dept
800 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small National competitor

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Chrissy Trescavage

Honors / Accomplishments:

Record at Scranton: 27-9 (.750) in three seasons; 13-2 (.867) in the Landmark Conference

Has led the Royals to a pair of Landmark Conference Championship games (2019, 2021)

2019 IWLCA Division III Boardwalk Region Coach of the Year

Led Scranton to their best season in program history in 2019, a 16-3 campaign that saw the team finish ranked nationally for the first time (20th)

Coached two IWLCA All-Americans and seven IWLCA All-Region selections

Program has had 12 All-Landmark Conference selections, along with a Landmark Offensive/Defensive Athlete of the Year


Coaching Experience:

Head coach, The University of Scranton (2018-present)

Head coach, Misericordia University (2013-2016)

Head coach, Lycoming College (2011-2012)


Education:

B.S., Business Administration, Susquehanna University (2006)


Coaching at Scranton:

Chrissy Trescavage was named The University of Scranton head women's lacrosse coach effective October 22, 2018, and enters her fourth season at the helm of the program in 2022.


In her first season at the helm of the Royals program in 2019, Trescavage led Scranton to unprecedented heights, as the squad finished the year with their best record in a season in program history (16-3) and ranked nationally in the IWLCA Division III Top 25 poll for the first time ever (20th). The Royals advanced all the way to the Landmark Conference championship match in Trescavage's first campaign, as the team's three losses came to teams ranked in the final IWLCA Top 25 of the season.


For her efforts, Trescavage was named the IWLCA Division III Boardwalk Region Coach of the Year, as she guided six student-athletes to All-Landmark Conference accolades, four more to IWLCA All-Region honors, and another (Becca Russo) to IWLCA All-American accolades, marking the first time since 2003 a Scranton women's lacrosse player earned All-American honors.


After having the 2020 season cut short after just six games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trescavage and the Royals came back strong in 2021, finishing with a 9-2 mark and a 7-1 ledger in the Landmark Conference. Scranton once again made an appearance in the Landmark Conference Championship match, as Trescavage's Royals knocked off Juniata (20-7) and Moravian (19-7) to reach the title match for the fifth straight time.


In 2021, Trescavage once again coached an IWLCA All-American, as Emily Schum earned Third Team accolades. Three more were named to the IWLCA All-Region squad, while six nabbed All-Landmark Conference honors, paced by Schum, the Landmark Defensive Athlete of the Year, and Jill Henson, the conference's Offensive Athlete of the Year.


Before Scranton:

Trescavage brought six seasons of head coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level to Scranton having most recently led Misericordia from 2013-16 where she guided the Cougars to three straight MAC Freedom Conference playoff appearances and was named the league’s coach of the year in 2015. Prior to her time at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for two seasons.


During her four years at Misericordia, Trescavage transformed the Cougars into a contender in the MAC Freedom Conference. She led Misericordia to back-to-back appearances in the conference championship game in 2015 and 2016 with the Cougars also earning bids to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Region championships both of those seasons.


In her final three seasons at Misericordia, Trescavage’s Cougars posted 26 wins including an impressive 14-4 record against conference opponents. She mentored 14 Cougars to All-Conference honors and also coached four players to All-Region honors.


Trescavage was also active in the lacrosse and campus communities, serving as a member of the NCAA Division III All-Region selection committee and the NCAA Division III regional advisory committee. She was also a member of Misericordia’s suicide prevention and staff compensation committees.


Before taking over at Misericordia, Trescavage was the head coach at Lycoming for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, where she helped two Warriors collect All-American honors from USA College Lacrosse.com. She also had two players earn All-Conference accolades in 2012 and she boasted the nation’s second-leading scorer, Grace Gargiulo, who averaged 5.0 goals per game.


Playing Career: Trescavage was a standout performer on the field at Susquehanna from 2002 to 2006, scoring 102 goals during her career and serving as a team captain. She excelled in the classroom as well, garnering Mid-Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll laurels all four years.


Personal:

Trescavage and her husband Mike reside in Dallas, Pa. with their three daughters - Harper, Emmy and Tessa.


Student-Athlete Accolades:

Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American Selections (2)

Rebecca Russo (2019, 2nd team)

Emily Schum (2021, 3rd team)


Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Boardwalk Region Selections (9)


Kate Calabro (2019, 1st team)

Halle Conklin (2019, 2nd team)

Lauren Devlin (2021, 2nd team)

Elena Gallo (2019, 2nd team)

Jill Henson (2019 & 2021, 1st team)

Rebecca Russo (2019, 1st team)

Emily Schum (2019, 2nd team; 2021, 1st team)


Landmark Conference Player of the Year Selections (2)


Jill Henson (2021, Offensive)

Emily Schum (2021, Defensive)


All-Landmark Conference Selections (12)

Kate Calabro (2019, 1st team)

Halle Conklin (2019 & 2021, 2nd team)

Lauren Devlin (2021, 2nd team)

Elenna Donato (2021, 2nd team)

Elena Gallo (2019, 1st team)

Jill Henson (2019 & 2021, 1st team)

Erin Reich (2021, 2nd team)

Rebecca Russo (2019, 1st team)

Emily Schum (2019 & 2021, 1st team)

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Mikala Gillespie

Mikala Gillespie enters her first season as an assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program in 2021-22.


Gillespie joined the Royals following a two-year stint at Quincy University, a Division II program in Illinois. She played a crucial role in the development of the women’s lacrosse program as the Hawks played their debut season in 2020.


“I am very excited for Mikala to join our women’s lacrosse family. She brings great experience, knowledge and energy. We are lucky to have her and look forward to a successful future,” said Trescavage.


During her time at Quincy, Gillespie focused primarily on attack and under her tutelage, the Hawks produced their first ever Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Attacker of the Week in Danielle Robinson. Gillespie’s other duties included travel planning, practice planning and social media.


She joined Quincy’s staff following a successful playing career at Rowan University where she posted 68 career points on 39 goals and 29 assists. The Profs went 47-23 during her four year career and earned an at-large berth to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Gillespie also served as a member of the Outstanding Women’s Leader organization for Rowan athletics.


Gillespie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Rowan in May of 2019 and received her Master’s degree in Science Education with a focus in Educational Leadership in May of 2021.


A native of Ocean City, N.J., Gillespie remains involved with Ocean City’s feeder lacrosse programs as well as Headstrong Lacrosse South Jersey.

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