Chrissy Lombard is in her second season as the head coach of the GW women's lacrosse program. She is responsible for all aspects of the program, including player development, recruiting and scheduling.
In her first year directing the program in 2005, Lombard guided the Colonials to their first winning record, and most overall wins (13) and conference victories (5) in school history while also leading GW to the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament for the first time ever. For her successes, she was voted the A-10 Coach of the Year and was one of two finalists for the IWLCA South Regional Coach of the Year. Lombard also helped guide Erin Berry to A-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors, as well as all-conference honors along with Laura Hostetler. In addition, Hostetler was named to the Inside Lacrosse All-America third team, three Colonials earned IWLCA Honor Roll accolades and 13 individuals earned 17 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll certificates.
Prior to taking over as the head coach, Lombard served as the Colonials assistant coach from 2002-04. As an assistant, she oversaw the development of the team's attack and midfield units. Under her direction, GW's offensive production increased 61 percent from 2003 to 2004. She also helped produce two All-Conference performers and oversaw the development of Laura Hostetler, the 2004 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
Lombard was an All-America attack player for Boston University from 1998-2001. She led the Terriers to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2000 and the team finished 11th in the final IWLCA poll. Lombard was named team MVP three straight times and holds the Boston University women's lacrosse records for goals and total points scored within three seasons. Lombard also was named America East Conference Rookie of the Year (1998) and Player of the Year three times (1999, 2000 and `01). She served as the team captain in 2001 and was recognized then as the No. 7 athlete in All-Time Sports Achievement at Boston University (men and women) and as the No. 10 athlete in All-Time Female Sports Achievement for the Boston Metro area by the Boston Globe.
In addition to her impressive playing credentials, Lombard has a wealth of lacrosse camp experience, serving as an instructor at the Elite 300 Camp at Loyola and the University of Maryland Elite Camp.
Lombard graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2001. She resides in Columbia, MD.
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