Anne O'Byrne

MA: Milton
O'Byrne wrapped up her first season as the Head Coach of the Curry College women's lacrosse program in 2018-19.

She helped engineer a six-win turnaround from 2018, posting a 10-8 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). The team qualified for the conference tournament as the number four seed, earning a home game. Two of her student-athletes earned All-Conference recognition in junior Abby Dubel (Wolfeboro, N.H.) on the Second Team and sophomore Allie Wysocki (Agawam, Mass.) on the Third Team.

O'Byrne spent the prior year to coming to Curry as the head coach of the Newbury College women's lacrosse program. In her only season with the Nighthawks, O'Byrne guided the squad to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Quarterfinals.

"I'm very excited to have Anne O'Byrne join our coaching staff here at Curry," said athletic director Vinnie Eruzione. "Her passion and excitement for the sport of lacrosse and the success of Division III student-athletes will be a great addition to our department. Being a former D-III college student-athlete herself, she understands that time management, respect, and accountability are key to student-athlete and team success not only on the playing fields but in the classroom and community. Anne will be a tireless recruiter who will look to continue to bring in quality student-athletes from across the region."

O'Byrne takes over a program that went 4-11-0 in 2018 and last produced a winning season in 2016. The Colonels are slated to return 11 letter winners from last season's roster.

"I am honored and humbled for the opportunity to lead the Curry College women's lacrosse program," said O'Byrne. "Curry Women's Lacrosse has a rich history and strong foundation in place, so I'm excited for the chance to build on that and be part of its narrative of success."

During her time at Newbury, O'Byrne was involved in all facets of team operations: practice implementation, budget management, and fundraising efforts, promoting the academic success of student-athletes through the facilitation of study hall hours, executing game preparation by scouting opponents, film analysis and strategy application. Additionally, O'Byrne was responsible for recruiting, working closely with admissions, and also served as game management for soccer, basketball, and volleyball home contests. Prior to her stop at Newbury, O'Byrne served as an assistant coach for the Wheelock College from August 2015 through November 2017.