Hometown: Penn Yan, N.Y.
College: Limestone College '13
Years at Whittier: 4th
Coach Sylvia Queener just completed her third year as head coach of the Poets Women’s lacrosse team. Since taking over the program in September, 2016, Coach Queener and the Poets have placed six players on All SCIAC, had an IWLCA All-West Region player and defeated Chapman University for the first time in program history. She has also added Emily Mukai '10 to the coaching staff and appointed Curt Foxx as the recruiting coordinator.
In addition, she has helped bring lacrosse to the local community. Since her tenure, the women's lacrosse team has partnered with Harlem Lacrosse LA to bring young students to experience a day in the life of a college student. Coach Queener also works with LA Parks & Recreation, and coaches club lacrosse in Orange County.
"I am looking forward to building lasting relationships with past, current, and future Poets, and to help each individual student-athlete reach their full potential,” Coach Queener says about her goals and coaching philosophy. “Whittier College is an exceptional place. With its rich history and intimate atmosphere, it is an institution that encourages and inspires its student-athletes to work toward the Division III ideal. I cannot wait to build upon the foundation that has already been created for future success."
Prior to Whittier College, Queener coached three seasons at Pomona-Pitzer as an assistant coach. In her three years with the Sagehens, the teams were 3x regular season SCIAC champions, 2x SCIAC tournament champions, and made three NCAA appearances, making it to the sweet sixteen twice (2015, 2016).
Queener graduated magna cum laude from Limestone College, with a BA in theatre, and ended her lacrosse career as the Conference Carolinas Co-Player of the year, received All-American honors, and competed for a national championship. She also received the Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete Award for Women's Lacrosse. Queener also played at Monroe Community College and received All-American honors, and still holds the school record for most goals in a game (9). In high school, Queener was coached by both her mother and father, was a 2x All-American, and won a New York State Class B Championship.
|Year||Coaching Duties||Record||SCIAC Finish|
|2019||Head Coach||3-14, 0-10 SCIAC||6th|
|2018||Head Coach||3-13, 0-10 SCIAC||6th|
|2017||Head Coach||4-12, 1-9 SCIAC||6th|