Jim Nestor

Head Coach Jim Nestor enters his 19th season at the helm of the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team in 2020.

Nestor guided the maroon and gold to an overall record of 20-4 during the 2019 campaign, advancing all the way to the 2019 Division III National Championship where the Sea Gulls eventually fell to No. 3 Middlebury College, 14-9. After strating the season 2-1 Salisbury won 14 of its next 16 games falling to only No. 5 Middlebury and York College of Pennsylvania in the Capital Athletic Conference championship. The team fiished the season as the second-ranked team in the country and landed six players on the IXLCA All-Region team with two player being named IWLCA All-Americans.

In 2018, Nestor guided the Sea Gulls to a No. 1 ranking for a majority of the season and an overall record of 21-2 while posting a conference record of 8-0. Salisbury earned its 18th Capital Athletic Conference Championship, downing University of Mary Washington 12-7. With the win, the maroon and gold advanced to its 16th straight and 19th overall NCAA Tournament, eventually falling to Gettysburg College in the NCAA Semifinals. For his efforts, Nestor was named the CAC Coach of the Year for the 13th time in his career as well as being named the 2018 ECAC Division III Coach of the Year and IWLCA Division III Chesapeake Region Coach of the Year.

In 2017, the Sea Gulls captured their 17th overall and 15th straight Capital Athletic Conference championship, completing the season with a 16-6 overall record and 7-1 CAC record. The team advanced to its 18th NCAA Tournament defeating Regis (Mass.) 19-2 in round one, Hamilton 7-5 in round two, and No. 17 Ithaca 15-8 in round three before falling to eventual national champion Gettysburg in the NCAA Regional Final. Kieran Kelleher and Allison Hynson led the Gulls with All-American honors as each landed on the third team.

In 2016, the Sea Gulls went 18-3, earning their 14th-straight Capital Athletic Conference championship after going a perfect 8-0 in conference play and extending their CAC winning streak to 94 games. Salisbury earned its 17th appearance in the NCAA tournament, making it all the way to the regional finals. The Sea Gulls had three student-athletes named All-Americans by the IWLCA, with Megan Wallenhorst and Gabbi Nieves landing on the first team and Gianna Falcone earning third-team honors.

Salisbury went 14-4 in 2015 to make its 16th appearance in the big dance after winning its 13th-straight Capital Athletic Conference championship.