TOWNSHIP – Former Ogdensburg Free Academy athlete Chelsea Martin was named the new women’s lacrosse coach at St. Lawrence University on Thursday.
Martin replaces Hannah Corkery, who was with SLU for three years and left to pursue a career in the private sector.
Martin was captain of the 2015 national champion team SUNY Cortland.
In her four years, SUNY Cortland has posted an 85-6 record, including a 48-0 record at home. They were four-time SUNYAC champions and made three stints in the last four of NCAA Division III.
Martin received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Cortland, earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Magna Cum Laude graduate.
“I would like to thank (SLU athletic director) Bob Durocher, the research committee and the university for giving me the privilege of leading the St. Lawrence University women’s lacrosse team,” said Martin. in a press release. “I feel extremely fortunate to have the chance to lead the program and look forward to building on the solid foundation that has already been laid. “
Martin also worked as a Section 10 women’s lacrosse official, was an assistant lacrosse and soccer coach at SUNY Canton and coached the Different Road Patriots Girls Lacrosse Club in Watertown as well as numerous summer camps and youth organizations.
“I am delighted to announce the hiring of Chelsea Martin as the new women’s lacrosse coach,” said Durocher. “Chelsea had an exceptional career as a student-athlete at SUNY Cortland and continued to be involved in lacrosse training at various levels. Chelsea also bring a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and important characteristics that will help make our department even stronger.