Aug. 9, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and head coach Cindy Timchal announced today the hiring of Corey Donohoe as a full-time assistant coach with the Navy women's lacrosse program. Donohoe served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2012 season.
"It's been an amazing opportunity to work with Cindy and the rest of the staff," Donohoe said. "I'm very excited to continue to work with the girls and help them improve and to take another step forward with the program. I feel very fortunate to be here at Navy."
"We are very excited to now have Corey as a full-time member of our staff," Timchal said. "She did a great job last year as the volunteer assistant and she is a tremendous coach. She is the perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish here."
Donohoe will focus on Navy's offensive attack in her new role and will have an active role in recruiting.
Donohoe helped lead Navy to its most successful season in program history in 2012. The Mids posted an overall record of 18-3 and went undefeated in conference play at 6-0 to earn its first outright regular season title. Navy won the Patriot League Tournament and advanced to the NCAA First Round for the third straight year and finished the season ranked No. 19 in the deBeer Media Poll.
One aspect of Donohoe's duties in last season involved overseeing Navy's draw controls and draw specialist Loren Generi. Under Donohoe's guidance of, Navy ranked sixth in the country with 15.14 draw controls per game and Generi, the 2012 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, set a school and Patriot League record with 118 draw controls, the third-most in a single season in NCAA history.
Donohoe graduated from North Carolina in 2011 as the school's all-time leader in goals (192) and points (256). She is a two-time IWLCA First-Team All-American selection and a three-time All-ACC honoree. Donohoe helped lead the Tar Heels to three straight NCAA Final Fours and the team played for the 2009 National Championship. Donohoe was a tri-captain of the 2011 Tar Heel squad and started 80 career games at UNC.
Donohoe has also played with the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Senior Team.
In the fall of 2011, Donohoe was tabbed as North Carolina's 2011 Patterson Medal winner. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishment at the University of North Carolina and is considered the most prestigious honor a student-athlete can receive.
Donohoe has a strong background of coaching experience, serving as a coach for the Skywalkers Lacrosse Club for four years. She has also worked as a camp counselor for North Carolina and other top college programs around the country.
Donohoe, a native of Jarrettsville, Md., graduated from UNC in May 2011 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science with a minor in sociology. Donohoe played high school lacrosse at North Harford.
Donohoe replaces former assistant coach Kristen Waagbo, who departed Navy to take an assistant coaching job at Duke, her alma mater.