Emmitsburg, Md. (August 14, 2018) — Former UMBC standout and two-time First Team All-America East performer Sam Nolan has been named an assistant coach with the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse program ahead of the 2018-19 season.
"I am really excited to have Sam join our staff," said Mount Head Coach Lauren Schwarzmann. "Sam is a student of the game and brings tremendous playing experience and enthusiasm to our program. I am confident that she will work hard to aid in the development of our players on and off the field, and help us in our pursuit to win an NEC Championship. I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her to our Mount family."
Nolan rounded out a five-year playing career at UMBC in 2017 before joining the La Salle coaching staff for the 2018 campaign.
"I am extremely grateful and very excited to be joining the staff at Mount St. Mary's," said Nolan. "I'd first like to thank Coach Schwarzmann for giving me this opportunity to return to Maryland and coach alongside her. I'd also like to thank the administration here at the Mount for being so welcoming and making me feel at home. I look forward to this upcoming year and cannot wait to get started with the team."
Nolan, a two-year team captain at UMBC, registered 117 goals, 73 assists and 190 points during her time with the Retrievers. The Fallston, Maryland native rounded out her career as the program's all-time leader in assists, and ranks third in career points.
The attacker was named First Team All-America East in each of her final two years at UMBC, combining for 83 goals, 54 assists and 137 points in the pair of seasons. During her senior campaign, she tallied career highs in all three scoring categories and led her squad to an 11-6 overall record and a semifinal appearance in the America East Playoffs.
Nolan previously coached for Integrity Lacrosse Club in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where she coordinated practices, developed workout plans and assisted with recruiting for the 2018 class. She also spent four years assisting with the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.
Since 2014, Nolan has coached at the Maryland Women's Lacrosse Summer Camps, helping run practices and manage scrimmages.
Beyond the field, Nolan worked as an intern in the UMBC athletic communications department, where she helped with social media development, sports production and live streaming. She also interned with UMBC's marketing department to assist with ticket and merchandise sales as well as gameday promotions.