Sarah Lamphier

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Sarah Lamphier was named assistant coach for the Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse program in September of 2017.

In her first season on head coach Kelsey Van Alstyne’s staff Lamphier helped guide The Rock to a 13-5 record and a berth into the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 13 wins were the most victories in a season in Rock history and the PSAC Tournament berth was just the second in SRU’s 28-year history.

The Rock finished 2018 leading the nation in ground balls per game (29.06) while also ranking third in caused turnovers per game (14.78), third in save percentage (.535), 11th in goals allowed per game (8.78) and 22nd in win percentage (.722).

Lamphier assisted played a pivotal role in the coaching of three all-conference honorees in Rachel Shaw, Tia Torchia and PSAC Athlete of the Year Emily Bitka, who went on to be named and All-American and the MVP of the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game.

Lamphier came to The Rock after serving as head coach at Guilford College for five seasons. While at Guilford, Lamphier went 48-37 (.565) and guided the Quakers to the program’s best five-year run in school history.

In 2013, Guilford was 17-2 overall and a perfect 10-0 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition. Lamphier was then named the ODAC Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading Guilford to a 12-7 record and the program’s first trip to ODAC conference championship game. The Quakers won 21 more games over Lamphier’s final three seasons as head coach.

During her time at Guilford, Lamphier coached one Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American, seven IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region award recipients, 18 All-ODAC honorees and two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

Prior to Guilford, Lamphier was the head coach at Bard College for three seasons (2009-12). In addition to coaching several lacrosse club teams, Lamphier has also served as an assistant coach on the collegiate level at Trinity College (2007-09) and Siena College (2006-07).

As a player, Lamphier, whose maiden name is Berheide, was a two-sport standout at Skidmore College. A four-year starting goalkeeper for the lacrosse team, Lamphier holds Skidmore career records in goals against average (7.01) and save percentage (.594). She was named the Upstate Women’s Lacrosse Goaltender of the Year in 2005. She also led the Skidmore field hockey team to three NCAA Tournament appearances over a four-year career.