Bowen Holden will not return as Boston College women's lacrosse coach after seven seasons directing the Eagles.
"We appreciate Bowen's efforts to build our program over the course of the past seven seasons, and we wish her the best for the future," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said.
The release goes on to list Holden's accomplishments guiding the women's lacrosse team over the last seven seasons.
Holden departs BC with a 64-60 (.516) record. In 2012, she led BC to a 10-8 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the ACC. Her streak of three consecutive winning seasons is the most in school history, and, since BC joined the ACC, the 2012 senior class departs as the winningest class ever with a .577 winning percentage. The 2012 squad was also ranked in the top 20 nationally throughout the entire season, another first for the program. Additionally, Holden coached three All-ACC honorees, including the first 4-time honoree in ACC and BC history. BC was the only ACC school with two freshmen honorees and the 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year.
And that's just last season. Her accomplishments also include the school record for most wins in a season (12, in both 2010 and 2011), the program's first ACC Tournament victory, first national ranking, first NCAA Tournament appearance as well as three Top 10 recruiting hauls over the last five seasons.
While I don't follow the women's lacrosse program all that closely, it would appear that Holden leaves the program in a better state than she found it. Makes this move and this press release all the more curious.