Springfield, Mass. - February 6, 2018 - Springfield College Director of Athletics, Dr. Craig Poisson, is pleased to announce that Angela Mallis has been named a full-time assistant coach for the Springfield College women's lacrosse program.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Coach Mallis join our staff," said head women's lacrosse coach Kristen Mullady '00. "Angela brings an incredible amount of passion for the sport of women's lacrosse and has learned from the best of the sport. Adding her to our staff will help our program continue a tradition of success while competing against the top teams in the nation."
Mallis, who earned a Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in May of 2017, was a four-year midfielder for the Lyons and was elected as a captain prior to her senior season. Following her final campaign at Wheaton, Mallis was named to the New England Women's and Mens' Athletic Conference (NEMWAC) All-Conference team, as well as being honored with the Coach's Award.
"I am extremely honored to be hired as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Springfield College," said Mallis. "I would like to thank Dr. Craig Poisson and Coach Mullady for providing me the opportunity to be a part of a community that creates a holistic experience for it's student athletes. Springfield College is a unique institution that is dedicated to developing leaders both on and off the field, and I️ am committed to upholding this mission. I would like to thank my former coach and Springfield alum, Emily Kiablick, for her support and I could not be more excited for this opportunity."
In 2014, Mallis helped the Lyons to the program's third NEWMAC Championship, as Wheaton defeated Babson, 8-5, before advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, where the Lyons advanced to the second round for the first time since 2004 after defeating Emmanuel, 14-3. Mallis was also a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member at Wheaton, as she provided leadership to her teammates while also advising her peers in academics.
Mallis brings plenty of coaching experience to the Pride, as she has she most recently served as an assistant coach for the University of Southern Maine, where she focused on offensive concepts, goalkeepers and stick work. In addition to her work with the Huskies, Mallis also serves as a coach for Maineiax Lacrosse Club out of Portland, Maine, where she taught and demonstrated skills and concepts for youth through high school-aged girls.
The Pride will open the 2018 campaign on Saturday, February 24, as the Pride will travel to cross-town rival Western New England for a 1 p.m. clash with the Golden Bears.