Feb. 17, 2010
BALTIMORE - United States Lacrosse has announced that former Greyhounds lacrosse/soccer player and former lacrosse assistant coach, Krystin Porcella, will serve as the head coach for the U.S. U-19 women's lacrosse team that will compete in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Göttingen, Germany. Porcella was an assistant coach for the 2007 U-19 U.S. team that won the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (one of two organizations that merged to form the FIL) World Championship in Ontario, Canada.
Currently, Porcella serves as the head coach at her high school alma mater, The John Carroll School (Md.).
Porcella was a four-year starter on defense for the Greyhound lacrosse team that reached the NCAA tournament three times and the national championship game in 1997. She earned first-team IWLCA All-America honors in 1998 and was a second-team All-America selection in 1997. In addition to her defensive skills, Porcella finished her career with 17 goals and 12 assists and was among the team's leaders in groundballs and draw controls each of her four seasons. She also participated on the US Lacrosse team in 1996 and 1998.
As an assistant coach in 2003, the Greyhounds finished the season at the top of the national standings in categories such as scoring defense and winning percentage as well as third in scoring margin and fourth in caused turnovers. Loyola went to the NCAA Tournament all four years during her coaching tenure, including trips to the National Semifinals in both 2001 and 2003.
Porcella, who earned a degree in communications from the Evergreen, also earned the Ernest Lagna Award as the top senior female student-athlete for the 1998 season. In addition to her lacrosse career, the Bel Air, Md., native and John Carroll School graduate was also a member of Loyola's women's soccer squad, holding the school record in scoring until 2002 with 27 goals and 59 points from 1994-1997. The Greyhound soccer team reached the MAAC championship game each year during Porcella's career and won the tournament title in 1996.