PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State College athletic department has announced the selection of its new women's lacrosse coach.
The newest member of the Panther coaching staff is Wynne Lobel, a New Hampshire native who has been coaching lacrosse in the Boston area the past seven years. Lobel takes over the Panther lacrosse program from Abby Burbank, who became women's lacrosse coach at the University of Denver in August.
A native of Goffstown, N.H. (Goffstown H.S.), Lobel is a 1993 graduate of Ithaca College, where she starred in both field hockey and lacrosse. She spent three years as head lacrosse coach at Milton (Mass.) Academy, two years as assistant at Wheaton College and one year as assistant at Boston College.
"I am really excited to come to Plymouth and be a part of this team and this community," said Lobel. "This is an exciting time here, with the team coming off its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. I've always wanted to be a head coach, and this is a great opportunity."
Lobel excelled in both field hockey and lacrosse at Ithaca, serving as co-captain in lacrosse for two years and earning field hockey MVP honors as a senior before graduating with a degree in Outdoor Recreation/Education. In addition to her stints at Milton Academy, Wheaton and Boston College, Lobel has worked at a variety of camps and clinics as a teacher of the game.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to hire someone the caliber of Wynne," said PSC interim athletic director John P. Clark. "She is very qualified for the position, and was very impressive during her visit to PSC. We are happy to welcome Wynne to Plymouth State, and are confident she will be an excellent addition to the Panther women's lacrosse program."
Lobel inherits a team that is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The Panthers captured the New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance championship, made the program's first appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament, and finished with a 15-4 overall record.