Betsy Vendel

Central Connecticut graduate Betsy Vendel has been named the head women's lacrosse coach it was announced in October 2018.

Vendel is the all-time leading scorer in CCSU history and was most recently at Southern Connecticut State University where she was the interim head coach.

"We are excited to name Betsy Vendel as our new Head Coach of the women's lacrosse program and welcome her back into to the Blue Devils family," Central Connecticut Director of Athletics Brian Barrio said. "Her experience playing at CCSU and her coaching background will invaluable in building a successful program at CCSU and mentoring our student-athletes."

"It is a great feeling to be returning to lead the women's lacrosse program at CCSU," said Vendel. "I am looking forward to working with a great group of student-athletes and I want to thank Brian Barrio and Amy Strickland (Associate AD/SWA) for having the confidence in me to take over the program. It means a lot to me to be named the Blue Devils head coach and I can't wait to get started."

Vendel is a 2014 graduate of Central Connecticut and was a four-year member of the women's lacrosse team. She was a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection and earned Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman during her career. She posted four of the top 10 single-season point totals in program history and started all 64 games of her career. During her time with the Blue Devils, Vendel was awarded the Gail Rutz Award as the most outstanding senior female student-athlete and she finished her career at CCSU ranked first all-time with 219 points, 99 assists and 180 draw controls. She ranks second all-time with 120 career goals.