Stetson University has launched a new Division-1 Women’s Lacrosse program that will join the Atlantic Sun Conference and start play in the Spring of 2013. Nicole Moore was named head coach in December, and she comes to Stetson after being an assistant coach at the University of Vermont. She was an assistant at Temple before Vermont. FloridaLacrosseNews.com caught up with Coach Moore at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia (January 13-15), and had an in-depth interview regarding recruiting priorities, program status and much more. Read the story below to get valuable insight into and advice from Coach Moore concerning her coaching style, what it takes to play in college, what she is looking for in a prospect, what Stetson offers, and simple mistakes to avoid during the recruiting process. Finally, she lets us know why she goes to the US Lacrosse National Convention and why you should go too, if you have the chance…
IFL: What are your top priorities?
My top priorities coming in are definitely recruiting – looking for a great class of 2012 and 2013 to start off the recruiting, and getting Stetson’s name out to the entire lacrosse community. Being someone not from Florida, it seems that Floridians really know what Stetson’s about, their academics, the atmosphere that’s on campus. So one of my main priorities is to get the brand of Stetson out to the lacrosse community outside of Florida.
IFL: What about staff? How is that going?
Staff, right now – you’re looking at the staff. I love working. I’m a hard worker – it’s something that I thrive on, so I don’t mind staying in the office, making the recruiting calls, getting the grand plans in place for our new facilities, our budget, all that jazz – it’s an aspect of the job that I love. In the meantime I’m working on possible volunteer assistant coaches until I can hire my first assistant coach in July.
IFL: Facilities, logistics? How is that coming?
As far as I know things are going well. Stetson is committed to building a new field house that will house women’s lacrosse and a new playing and practice field. They broke ground in December. We’ve gone through the blue prints – it’s looking good. I am very excited. It is going to be a great addition to the Stetson campus and the community.