ROCHESTER - The Monroe Community College Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Debra Delfino as head women's lacrosse coach.
Delfino takes over a program that has won the last six NJCAA national titles, and eight of the last nine. She is the third head coach in the program's history.
She succeeds Ronnie Davis, who left to pursue other opportunities. Davis led the Tribunes to a 12-0 mark and a 20-13 win over Harford Community College in last season's NJCAA title game.
"I'm looking forward to what this season has in store for us," Delfino said. "I can't wait to see how we grow as a team and a program.
"I have a great group of hard-working girls and they are giving me 110% of their time and effort."
Delfino, 25, brings plenty of playing and coaching experience to a team that enters the 2019 season on a 95-game winning streak. An Aquinas Institute and MCC graduate, she was a member of the 2012 Tribune team that went 16-3 and reached the national title game.
Delfino has coached at various high school levels with stops at Aquinas and Churchville-Chili. She is also a head coach with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse. Her father, Rocky, was head coach for the Monroe men's lacrosse team for nine seasons and is currently in the same role at Roberts Wesleyan College.
"Being the head women's lacrosse coach here at Monroe Community College is a huge honor," she added. "It has been a dream of mine since I was a kid watching my father's lacrosse practices."
Monroe's season kicks off Saturday, March 30, at home against North Country Community College.