CONWAY - Coastal Carolina University women's lacrosse head coach Jaime Sellers has announced that former Boston University goalie Christina Sheridan will join the Chanticleer coaching staff as an assistant working primarily with the defense and handling the program's internal operations.
"I am very excited to welcome Christina to our Chanticleer family," said Sellers. "Her enthusiasm to be a part of our department and her passion to begin a career in coaching has been evident throughout all of our interactions. Coming from a program with strong lacrosse tradition, as well as hailing from Maryland, a hotbed for lacrosse, Christina brings a competitive perspective to our program that will allow us to continue to grow. Having been a goalkeeper, she brings a wealth of knowledge that will be primarily focused within the defensive end. In the office, Christina's responsibilities will include all work related to the internal operations of our program."
Sheridan is a 2014 graduate of BU where she was a four-year letter winner for the Terrier women's lacrosse team. Over her career Sheridan amassed 25 wins, and her 410 career saves place her fourth all-time in BU women's lacrosse history.
As a senior captain, Sheridan overcame injury early in the season to backstop the Terriers to the Patriot League championship game. At the end of the 2014 season Sheridan was selected to play in the IWLCA North-South All-Star game. In 2012, Sheridan was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll, and in 2011 earned a spot on the America East All-Rookie team after posting career-bests in save percentage (.420) and goals against average (9.74).
Sheridan graduated from Boston University in May, 2014 with a bachelor of science in hospitality administration.
During her time at BU, Sheridan gained coaching experience while working with various club teams, camps and clinics. For two years Sheridan coached the Rebels Lacrosse club team in Olney, Md., where she helped develop players' skills to prepare them for intercollegiate competition. She also spent several years working at both Between the Pipes and Around the Crease lacrosse camps where she taught youth and high school players the fundamentals and new techniques of goaltending and defense.
"I would like to thank head coach Jaime Sellers, interim director of athletics Matt Hogue and the Coastal Carolina athletic administration for the opportunity to join the Chanticleer family," said Sheridan. "I am excited to start my coaching career surrounded by a talented group of women and to learn under the tutelage of such a knowledgeable head coach. I look forward to getting out on the field to begin work with the team in the coming weeks."
Sheridan originates from Ellicott City, Md. Prior to attending Boston University, she was a two-year captain at Our Lady of Good Counsel, and helped to lead the girl's lacrosse team to four Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles.