Liz Longley, a former All-American, captain for Hamilton College’s 2007 NCAA Elite 8 team and former head coach at Oberlin, enters her fifth season as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Connecticut College.
Longley made an immediate impact on the Camel athletic program in 2012. In her first season with the Camels, the program posted two NESCAC wins. It was their best conference showing since 2008.
Since her arrival to New London, 15 Camels have been honored on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaching Association's (IWLCA) All-Region Teams.
Competing in the most talented conference in America, Longley has recruited the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in each of the past two seasons.
Hannah Donegan of Great Falls, Va. was honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year while Meg Raskin of Westwood, Mass. garnered co-Rookie of the Year accolades in 2015.
Raskin was honored as a 2015 IWLCA Third Team All-American in goal, becoming the first Camel to attain this national recognition for the program in 15 years.
Prior to her arrival at Oberlin, Longley spent three years as the assistant coach at Lynchburg College. At Lynchburg, Longley helped lead the Hornets from an 8-9 mark in 2008 to a 14-4 record and the program’s inaugural appearance in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship in 2010.
In 2006, Longley garnered United States Lacrosse & IWLCA All-America accolades and was honored as the Liberty League Player of the Year.
At the conclusion of her prolific playing career, Longley was honored with the Jack B. Riffle Award as the athletic department’s most outstanding female athlete. Longley still ranks second on the Hamilton all-time leader list with 87 assists and is fourth in program history with 197 points.
Longley earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Hamilton and received her master’s degree in counseling from Lynchburg.