Author’s Note: Former FLN contributor! Good luck Allie in your coaching career!
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women’s lacrosse head coach, Caitlin Hansen, announced the hiring of Allie Modica, Florida Tech women’s lacrosse alumnae, as the program’s full-time assistant coach on Friday, September 14, 2018.
The newest member of the Lions’ coaching staff earned her Bachelor of Science Business Administration Sport Management degree, in 2017 from the Florida Institute of Technology. She continued her education at Florida Atlantic University, where she is currently earning a MBA in Sport Management.
“The team and I are excited to have Allie join our program!” expressed Hansen. “She had a great career as a student-athlete in the Sunshine State Conference. She helped build a nationally recognized program at Florida Institute of Technology.”
Modica competed at Florida Tech from 2015-2017. During the three-year span, the attacker scored 146 goals, 45 assists compiling 191 points. She shot a dangerous .466 percent while placing .757 of her takes on frame. When she wasn’t terrorizing goalkeepers, she was busy winning 175 draw controls, causing 64 turnovers and picking up 40 ground balls. For her work, she was highly decorated including Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honors of first team All-American, first team All-South-Region, North-South All-star roster. She is a three-time SSC all-conference member including being voted SSC Player of the Year in 2016. Her success on the field and in the classroom earned her the title of Florida Tech Female Athlete of the Year in 2017.
Hansen continued, “Allie understands the work that goes into competing at the highest level of NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse. Her experience and knowledge of the game will be an asset as we prepare to make the jump into the top half of our conference and the national rankings this spring.”
After closing out her collegiate career, Modica moved right into the coaching scene. She spent a year as a Florida Tech volunteer coach followed by a stint at the Florida Xtreme Club girl’s lacrosse team.
Modica commented, “I am so excited to join the Saint Leo women’s lacrosse coaching staff and the entire university athletic department. I look forward to jumping right in with Coach Hansen and leading this team to new heights in the division and in conference! It is an honor to be selected for this position and I would like to thank Mr. Fran Reidy and Coach Hansen for this amazing opportunity!”
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