Erin McDonnell
Erin McDonnell
Title: Senior Woman Administrator/Head Coach
Phone: 240-895-3304
Year: Fifth Season
Hometown: Cockeysville, Md.
Previous College: McDaniel '11

Erin McDonnell joined the Seahawk athletic family in August 2015 as the women's lacrosse program's 13th head coach. In August 2017, McDonnell was named the department's Senior Woman Administrator.


  • Head Coach, St. Mary's College of Maryland (2015-present)
  • Assistant Coach, McDaniel College (2012-2015) - Helped to mentor one IWLCA All-American, seven IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region picks, and 10 All-Centennial Conference selections
  • Club CoachRavens Lacrosse Club (2011-2015)


  • Master's, Curriculum and Instruction with Administrative Focus, McDaniel College (2013)
  • Bachelor's, French (Elementary Education minor), McDaniel College (2011)


  • Serves on the athletic department's executive team
  • Co-advises the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Attends Capital Athletic Conference council meetings
  • Assists the AD with strategic planning and the administration of department policy
  • Serves as the liaison to the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDEs)
  • Strategizes ways to support and manage gender equity, Title IX plans, and issues


  • 42-32 (.567) career record in four seasons
  • One NCAA Tournament appearance
  • Four CAC Tournament appearances
  • 2016 CAC Runners-Up (regular-season and tournament)
  • Ranked nationally in Top 25 every season (2016-2019)
  • Reached No. 10 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll during the 2016 season
  • Received three consecutive IWLCA Academic Honor Squad awards (2016-2018) after maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative team GPA


  • One IWLCA All-American - Tori Poffenberger (2016)
  • Eight IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region players
  • 13 All-CAC selections
  • One North/South Senior All-Star
  • Tori Poffenberger '16 led CAC in goals (46) in 2016
  • Nine student-athletes named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll (through 2018)
  • 39 student-athletes named to CAC All-Academic Team (through 2018)
  • One CAC Rookie of the Year


  • Three-year starter at McDaniel College as a defender
  • Ranks Top 20 in program history in ground balls (102) and caused turnovers (41)
  • Team captain and team's most valuable defender as a senior
  • 2011 IWLCA All-Metro Region Second Team
  • 2011 All-Centennial Conference First Team
Season Overall Conference Postseason Milestone Victories
2016 16-4 6-2 NCAA Tournament Second Round
CAC Tournament Finalist
1st win (18-7 at Virginia Wesleyan, 2/20/16)
2017 9-9 5-3 CAC Tournament First Round  
2018 8-10 4-4 CAC Tournament First Round  
2019 9-9 3-3 CAC Tournament First Round  
Totals 42-32 18-12