Carlee Buck

Enters fifth season as head women's lacrosse coach2018 South Atlantic Conference Coach of the YearAll-time leader in wins as a head coach at Lenoir-RhyneCaptured the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Championship, the only conference title in program history

Buck enters her 5th year as the Head Coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. On March 21, 2018, Buck guided the Bears to 12-11 a win over No. 17 Queens to become the only SAC team to defeat the Royals in regular season play. The Bears posted a perfect 8-0 mark in SAC play during 2018 to capture the conference crown and Buck was named SAC Coach of the Year. 12 wins in 2019 was tied for the most wins in a single-season in program history. Buck's team consistently ranks among the top at LR in terms of community service and team grade point average. Buck has coached 21 all-conference players, including seven first team selections, and two all All-Region selections. She led Ines Flueck to SAC Player of the Year accolades in 2018 & Gia Colombo to SAC Freshman of the Year in 2019. In Buck's first season, Noreen McAllister was named SAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the only player in program history to capture that award. Buck helped Cathleen Gaffney become the program's all-time leader in assists & six players have reached the 100-point plateau during Buck's tenure.

Prior to LR, Buck served four seasons as Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach & Coordinator of Recruiting for Limestone (2013-16), an NCAA Division II powerhouse in Gaffney, S.C.
With Buck on staff, the Saints went 68-10 and earned a spot in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in 2013 & won four straight Conference Carolinas Championships. In addition, Buck helped coach 15 players who earned IWLCA All-Americans.

Before Limestone, Buck coached at Fresno State in Fresno, California, from 2009 to 2012. Buck was part of a program which began competing at the NCAA Division I level in 2009.

Buck also coached and taught P.E. at St. Margaret's School in Bushey, England (2007-08) and is a CWLOA Certified Official.

Buck was a four-year player for Stony Brook University (2004-07) in Stony Brook, N.Y., where she started all 65 games in her career for the Seawolves & finished with 92 goals, 133 assists and 225 points.
Buck was an All-American East Conference First Team selection twice (2005 and 2007) and led the nation in assists per game in 2005. Buck graduated from Stony Brook in 2007 with a degree in Sociology.