SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Athletic Department has announced the promotion of Sammy McCarrick as the head lacrosse coach announced this week following the announcement of Megan Smith stepping away from the program to focus on her health and recovery as she continues her fight against cancer.
"We are excited to have Sammy McCarrick lead our lacrosse program," said Athletic Director Joy Couch. "Sammy's successful collegiate playing career and knowledge is a perfect fit in where we see this program moving."
McCarrick stepped in as the assistant coach at the beginning of the 2016-17 season and was "acting" head coach for the majority of the season. The former Limestone College lacrosse standout has brought her fire and determination to the Valkyries' staff.
The Oswego, N.Y. native helped lead Limestone to three Conference Carolinas Tournament Championships and three NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Tournament selections. McCarrick was a four-time All-Conference selection, NCAA Division II All-Tournament selection, 2012 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year, and 2015 IWLCA All-American. McCarrick graduated from Limestone in 2015 as the all-time leading goal scorer with 193 goals.
McCarrick's coaching style has made an impact on the Converse program posting the most assists in program history and second most goals scored during the 2017 campaign.