One of the most decorated players in the program's history, Allison Daley is in her second season as assistant coach with the Golden Griffin women's lacrosse team.
In her first year on the sidelines, Daley helped the Griffs to their second-consecutive MAAC Championship, coaching the team's defensive unit. Facing the task of replacing all five defensive starters from the team's first title run, Daley led the unit to posting the second-best goals against average in the program's history.
Under Daley's watch in 2012, Morgan Leonard was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, while defender Gabby Kotas earned all-conference accolades. In addition, rookie netminder Kayla Scully made a quick adjustment to the collegiate game and collected MAAC All-Rookie Team honors.
In addition to her responsibilities of coaching the team's defense, Daley serves as the team's recruiting coordinator and is in charge of monitoring the team's academic progress.
No stranger to winning during her tenure at Canisius, Daley completed one of the most successful playing careers in 2011. Serving as the team's starting goaltender from 2008 to 2011, the 2010 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year earned all-conference accolades on three occasions, including two first-team selections. She also became the first player in the program's history to garner regional All-America accolades after being named to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Second Team in 2011.
During her tenure, Daley set school records with 662 career saves and with an 11.66 goals against average. She owns four of the top five single-season saves marks in the program's history and twice ranked inside the top 10 nationally in save percentage, placing seventh in 2011 and 10th in 2010.
The Peterborough, Ontario native finished her career with Canisius in style, earning MAAC Tournament MVP accolades and leading the Griffs to the program's first conference championship in 2011.
Daley earned her bachelor's degree from Canisius in psychology and is now pursuing her master's in sport administration.
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