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Sam Apuzzo officially hired as Boston College lacrosse assistant coach

2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship - Semifinals Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Boston College has backfilled the departure from its staff of one of the great women’s college players in history with... one of the greatest women’s college players in history.

Sam Apuzzo was officially elevated to the full-time assistant coaching position today, after spending the last two years as a grad assistant with the program.

The move comes on the heels of former BC deputy Kayla Treanor leaving the Heights to become head coach at her alma mater, Syracuse, this summer.

Obviously, the loss of Treanor is a disappointment, given her role in helping Acacia Walker-Weinstein build a champion at BC - though given her pedigree as both a player and a coach, it is no surprise that she quickly rose to a head coaching position of her own.

Replacing her on a full-time basis with Apuzzo swaps out one legend of the game for another, and ensures that the Eagle great will stay with BC for the foreseeable future; Apuzzo’s continued presence with the program will surely be a boon for recruiting, and there’s nobody better to speak of her own experiences with the team.

The “down” side is that Apuzzo was already part of the program, so time will tell who fills the grad assistant role to round out the staff. The good news is that both this year and in the coming years, BC will have a plethora of high-impact graduating seniors to choose from to put in the grad assistant role.

Congrats to Sam on the new gig and here’s to continued success for the program!