Sarah Queener has completed three seasons as the
head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse program, where she
has quickly elevated the program to new heights. In 2014, Queener
guided the Sagehens to a school-record 16 wins (16-5), the top seed
in the SCIAC Tournament and the program's first-ever NCAA
Queener began in 2012 with a team that played several games without any substitites and finished the regular season tied for last in the SCIAC (1-7), but took just two years to lead the Sagehens to a tie for first (8-2) in 2014. In 2013, the Sagehens set a then-school record with 11 wins and made an appearance in the SCIAC semifinals after a sudden-death overtime win over CMS in the opening round. The 11 wins included two wins against both CMS (the first two wins over the Athenas in program history) and a regular-season sweep of Occidental.
Prior to joining the Sagehens, Queener spent the previous two years as the head coach of the Newport Harbor High School girls lacrosse program, where she led the Sailors to playoff appearances in each of her two years at the helm.
As the head coach for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps from 2007-2009, Queener's teams compiled a 40-7 record and qualified for the NCAA tournament in each of her three seasons. She led CMS to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2007 and their first NCAA tournament win in 2008.
Queener began her collegiate coaching career at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she served as an assistant coach from 2004-2006. She also assisted at Yale University during the fall of 2006.
Queener was four year starter at Yale University where she was a two-time All-Ivy league performer, an IWCLA All-American and a North-South Senior All-Star. During her senior year in 2003, she led the Bulldogs to an Ivy League title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
A native of Penn Yan, New York, Queener comes from a lacrosse family. Her parents Harry and Patricia are high school lacrosse coaches at Penn Yan Academy, her brothers Brett and Brice played professionally for the Hamilton Nationals, and her sister Sylvia played at Limestone College and completed her first season as an assistant coach with the Sagehens in 2014.
|Title:||Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach|
|Previous College:||Limestone '13|
Division II All-American attacker Sylvia Queener completed her
first season as an assistant coach on the Pomona-Pitzer Women's
Lacrosse staff in 2014, when she helped the Sagehens set a school
record for wins in a season (16-5) and qualify for their first-ever
NCAA Tournament appearance.
Queener, the younger sister of Pomona-Pitzer Head Coach Sarah Queener, joined the Sagehens after serving as an assistant coach at Penn Yan Academy, where she coached both attackers and goalies while specializing in draw work. She helped Penn Yan reach the title game of the Section V playoffs.
She also has additional experience coaching in the Summer Youth Box Lacrosse Program at Penn Yan, which was started over 20 years ago by her parents, Harry and Patricia Queener. She has taught/coached at the program since she was in high school, and took over the girls' side of the program two years ago with Sarah.
Queener graduated from Limestone College last spring, after a standout career which saw her start at attack. She was the 2013 Carolinas Conference Co-Player of the year and earned NCAA Division II All-America status. As a senior, she tallied 46 goals, 50 assists, 24 ground balls and 37 draw controls and helped her team reach the NCAA Division II finals. She also earned the Carolinas Conference Spring Scholar-Athlete Award in 2012.
Prior to attending Limestone, Queener was a first-team All-American at Monroe Community College, where she tallied 66 goals and 33 assists. She also led Penn Yan Academy to a New York State championship in 2004 and a runner-up finish in 2006, while twice earning high school All-America honors.
|Title:||Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach|
|Previous College:||B.A., Pomona '09; MBA, UMass '13|
Kayla McCulley completed her first season as an assistant coach
of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse program in 2014, helping the
team set a school record for wins (16-5) and qualify for its first
NCAA Division III Tournament. She currently serves as Assistant
Director of Alumni Relations at Pomona College.
McCulley earned her MBA and Master’s in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst in 2013. Prior to attending graduate school, she served as the Governance Intern at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). McCulley traveled to Switzerland in 2009-10 as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to study sport law and conduct independent research at the Université de Neuchâtel.
A 2009 graduate of Pomona College, McCulley was a four-year member and senior captain of the Sagehens Women's Lacrosse team.