Woolard named Earlham’s new assistant women’s lacrosse coach

Taylor Woolard

RICHMOND, Ind. – Taylor Woolard, who most recently worked as an assistant coach at Ferrum College, has been named the new assistant women's lacrosse coach at Earlham College.

 "Taylor joins our women's lacrosse family with a wealth of knowledge, passion for the game, and desire to elevate our student-athletes both on and off the field," said Lindsey Grundfast, Earlham's head women's lacrosse coach. "We are beyond excited to welcome Taylor as she helps us continue to build a championship program." 

During her two seasons at Ferrum, Woolard was the Panthers' assistant coach and defensive coordinator. She assisted with all aspects of the program including recruiting, practice planning, game film analysis, coordinating team travel, organizing summer camps, and mentoring student-athletes in both team matters and academics.

Under Woolard's tutelage, three Ferrum players earned USA South All-Conference honors, with one All-Sportsmanship team selection. Three players were also tabbed with Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) academic honors during Woolard's stint at Ferrum.

Prior to her time at Ferrum, Woolard was the head coach at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia, during the 2017 campaign. She led the Hawks to a 9-8 overall record with 14 players earning all-conference honors and four receiving the nod at all-region selections. She spent the 2014 through 2016 seasons as an assistant coach at Hanover and was the program's defensive coordinator.

Woolard played one season of collegiate lacrosse at Lynchburg College in 2013, before graduating with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy with a double minor in business and criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015.

Earlham women's lacrosse finished the 2019 season with an 11-6 overall record, 5-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference, and reached the semifinals of the HCLC Tournament. The Quakers were led by first-year Claudette Roskamp, who finished the season ranked 15th among all Division III players in total goals (83) and was 14th in goals per game (4.88), and was named the HCLC Offensive Player of the Year and the HCLC Freshman of the Year.