Niskayuna native Treanor named next Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach

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Jun. 23—Kayla Treanor, a 2012 Niskayuna High School graduate, has been named the new head coach of the Syracuse women's lacrosse program, the Orange's athletic department announced Wednesday.

"I am so proud to return to Syracuse University," Treanor said in a press release issued through the Syracuse athletic department. "This place has always been home to me. I want our kids representing Syracuse as great students, athletes and most importantly great people. My goal is to compete for championships year in and year out. Go Orange!"

Most recently, Treanor worked as the associate head coach for Boston College, which won the NCAA championship last month. Treanor joined Boston College in 2017 after spending one year coaching at Harvard.

Treanor's coaching career started after she produced one of the most-accomplished careers in Syracuse women's lacrosse history. Treanor's 393 career points is No. 2 all-time at Syracuse and No. 7 all-time in NCAA history, and her 260 career goals ranks No. 1 at Syracuse. A three-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, Treanor was a four-time IWLCA first-team All-America selection and a three-time IWLCA Attacker of the Year Award winner.

"We're excited to bring one of the brightest coaches in the sport home to lead our women's lacrosse program," Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said. "Kayla has experienced success at a championship level both as a coach and a student-athlete. She mentored two of the last three Tewaaraton Award winners and as an assistant, has coached in three consecutive appearances in the national championship game, including winning the 2021 national title. Kayla is one of the most decorated players in women's lacrosse history. She is the right person to guide our program as we take the next step to win a national championship."

Treanor, who has played for Team USA, replaces Gary Gait who was recently named the new head coach of Syracuse's men's lacrosse program.

Treanor is the third coach in Syracuse women's lacrosse history.

This report will be updated.