Erin Schurr

Medaille College Athletic Director Amy DeKay announced today the hiring of Erin Schurr as the next Head Coach for the Mavericks Women's Lacrosse team.

"It was immediately evident through the process that Erin had the experience, drive, and knowledge to take Medaille's program not just forward but to the championship level," shared DeKay.

Schurr comes to Agassiz Circle after being the bench boss in charge of the SUNY Poly Wildcats from 2012-2017. During her four year stint with SUNY Poly, Schurr took the Wildcats to unprecedented heights. She compiled a 35-24 overall record, helping 20 student-athletes earn All-Conference honors. She also coached the 2015 NEAC Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the 2016 and 2017 NEAC Offensive Player of the Year.

"I am excited and honored to be chosen as the next head coach to lead the women's lacrosse program," explained Coach Schurr about taking over as Head Coach of the Medaille Mavericks Women's Lacrosse program. "I'd like to thank Amy, Dr. Macur, and the committee for giving me this opportunity to continue to build upon the success that the program has already seen."

Schurr is very familiar with the Mavericks, having faced off against Medaille each year while at SUNY Poly. That familiarity was something that helped convince her to come and join something special at Medaille.

"Medaille is very fortunate to have found such a high quality coach who is familiar with the NEAC and the WNY area," DeKay noted.

"Being a seasoned coach in the NEAC, I'm aware of what each conference opponent brings to the table and know where the Medaille program stands within the mix," said Schurr. "In the immediate future we'll begin to build upon that standing and look towards pushing for a NEAC championship."

In 2016 Schurr lead SUNY Poly to the greatest season in program history, going 13-4 and 8-1 in the NEAC en route to their first ever NEAC Championship. Wins over Morrisville State and Cazenovia in the NEAC Tournament earned Schurr and the Wildcats a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and earning her the 2016 NEAC Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

"Medaille having squared off against Erin, we know quite well that our program is set for continued championship runs," DeKay explained. "We couldn't be more ecstatic to have Erin join our team as a Maverick."