George Mason women's lacrosse head coach Lauren Hay resigned from her position for personal reasons, Director of Athletics Tom O'Connor announced today. Hay just completed her sixth season with the Patriots.
“Lauren has been an integral part of Mason lacrosse, first as a student-athlete then as a head coach,” said O’Connor. “I want to thank her for her hard work and enthusiasm she provided to the student-athletes, the program and her dedication to the university community. I wish her and her family the very best.”
The Suffern, NY native coached 11 players to all conference honors in her time with Mason, including three Atlantic 10 honors this season, Rachel Obregon earned second team all-conference and Melissa Lobarcarro and Jacquelyn Spalding were named to the All-Rookie team.
Hay (Rywak) played four years for the Patriots as a defender. She was co-captain during her senior year in 2001, making 15 starts and finishing the season with 27 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and seven draw controls. After helping George Mason achieve its first winning season in the history of the program during her freshman year in 1998, the Patriots were nationally ranked during each of Hay's final three seasons on the team, finishing 14th in 1999, 19th in 2000 and 18th in 2001.