Chris Kendrick (@CKendrick86)
CHICOPEE, Mass. – Elms College Director of Athletics Ellen McEwen has announced that Jessica Scannapieco has been tabbed to take over the reins of the Elms College Women's Lacrosse program, effective immediately. Scannapieco assumes her first head coaching role at the helm of the Women's Lacrosse program.
"I am extremely thrilled to be honored with the opportunity to coach at Elms," said Scannapieco. "I was immediately welcomed by my players and colleagues. Elms is a special and unique place that is committed to support student athletes in all areas of their lives, and this strongly resonates with my coaching philosophy. I believe my energy and passion for coaching lacrosse will have an immediate impact on the program, and I am excited to take this team to the next level!"
Scannapieco graduated from Western New England in the Spring of 2015 after being a dual-sport, student-athlete for the Golden Bears, participating in lacrosse and field hockey. At Western New England (WNE), Scannapieco was a three-year captain, making four appearances in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament, and claiming the title during her senior season in 2015, which concluded with an appearance in the NCAA DIII National Championship Second Round.
During her career, Scannapieco set the NCAA Division III All-Time record for most career draw controls (573), and was the 2015 Draw Control Statistical Champion with 9.42 per game. Scannapieco amassed 204 goals with 80 assists and 83 caused turnovers in her four seasons with the Golden Bears. In 2014, Scannapieco won the Prague Cup with the American International Sports Team (AIST), scoring six goals and 10 points in six games. Scannapieco assembled an award cache in her career that includes Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-New England Division III First Team, Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Berkshire Region Second Team, a three-time All-CCC First Team selection, and 2015 WNE Female Athlete of the Year.
Scannapieco entered the coaching realm while playing at Western New England, serving as a goalkeeper and assistant coach for Ultimate Lacrosse, where she trained student-athletes recruited by various college levels. After graduating, Scannapieco was a volunteer lacrosse coach for Susquehannock High School, and worked as an Event Operation Manager for the Aloha Tournaments & World Series of Youth Lacrosse, as well as the Philadelphia regional brand manager for Battle Frog.