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Coach Burbank Accepts Position at Denver

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Plymouth State College has accepted a new position, according to athletic director Steve Bamford.

Second-year coach Abby Burbank has announced she will become the full-time women's lacrosse coach at the University of Denver. Burbank begins her new position in late August.

"Abby's experience at Plymouth State has prepared her well for her new job," said Bamford. "This is a logical step for her. She is going into an excellent situation in a Division I program. We wish her well."

A 1988 graduate of Williams College and former assistant lacrosse coach at William & Mary, Burbank came to PSC in 1998. She guided the Panther women's lacrosse team to a combined 27-9 mark (.750), including this year's New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance Championship, a school record 15 wins (15-4), and the school's first berth in the NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championships. Burbank, the 2000 NEWLA Coach of the Year, also led the PSC field hockey team to a combined 15-20 record and one Little East Conference co-championship.

"It's difficult to leave the people and the student-athletes at Plymouth State," said Burbank, "but this is an outstanding opportunity for me in Denver. I wish nothing but the best for everyone at PSC."

A search is underway at Plymouth State for Burbank's replacement.