Sarah Queener

Sarah Queener has completed five seasons as the head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse program, where she has transformed the program in a short time.

After a 7-10 record in her first season, Queener has guided the Sagehens to a combined 31-9 record in 2014 and 2015, including the first two NCAA Tournament appearances in program history, and the first SCIAC Championship in 2015. Her record at Pomona-Pitzer now stands at 65-31, while her overall collegiate record is 105-38 in eight seasons.

In 2016, the Sagehens ended the year with a 16-4 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Regionals (Round of 16) for the second-straight season. She was named SCIAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row after back-to-back SCIAC Championships. The Sagehens tallied a 9-2 record in conference play with both loses at a margin of two goals or less. She went on to coach the first All-American in Pomona-Pitzer lacrosse history in Ally McLaughlin who was a three-time SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year, the only player in the conference to win the award three years in a row.

In 2015, the Sagehens finished with a 15-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division III Regionals (Round of 16) after the first NCAA Tournament win in program history (7-5 over Occidental). She was named the SCIAC Coach of the Year for her efforts, after the Sagehens finished 11-1 in league play, four games ahead of second place Occidental. All three regular season losses were by one goal (two in overtime). In 2014, Queener guided the Sagehens to a school-record 16 wins (16-5), the top seed in the SCIAC Tournament and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Queener began in 2012 with a team that played several games without any substitutes and finished the regular season tied for last in the SCIAC (1-7), but took just two years to lead the Sagehens to a tie for first (8-2) in 2014. In 2013, the Sagehens set a then-school record with 11 wins and made an appearance in the SCIAC semifinals after a sudden-death overtime win over CMS in the opening round. The 11 wins included two wins against both CMS (the first two wins over the Athenas in program history) and a regular-season sweep of Occidental.

In addition to the success on the field, Queener's teams ranked No. 1 in the nation in team grade point average in back-to-back seasons (2013, 2014), according to the IWLCA.