Boston College women’s lacrosse has added Syracuse alumna Kayla Treanor as an assistant coach. Treanor, who graduated from Syracuse in 2016 and spent last season with the Boston Storm of the UWLX. While playing for the Storm, Treanor was an assistant coach at Harvard. She is also a member of the US National Team and is the face of Nike’s women’s lacrosse line.
While at Syracuse, Treanor was a four-time first-team All-American and was a three time finalist for the Tewaaraton Award. She is 4th in NCAA WLax history with 393 career points and has an impressive 260 career NCAA goals. She was second in scoring in the USWLX last season with 28 points and 19 goals.
BCI’s own Kathryn Riley, a former NCAA lacrosse player herself, calls Treanor the best women’s lacrosse player she has ever seen. About Treanor, Riley said “the way she plays is innovative, fun, and creative.” With Coach Kent spending her time on the defensive side of things, Treanor should be able to focus on bringing an offensive boost to a team already full of skilled scorers. It is worth noting that (although this is not all due to her coaching), Harvard’s offensive output increased from 169 goals during the 2016 season to 206 goals during Treanor’s first season as an assistant coach in 2017.
Welcome to the Heights, Coach Treanor!