Coyne Joins Dartmouth Women’s Lax Staff

Hanover — Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse coach Amy Patton has added Tracy Coyne to her coaching staff as the Big Green’s top assistant.

Coyne is the former head coach at Notre Dame, building the program into a national power in 15 seasons from 1996-2011. The highlight of her time in South Bend came in 2006 when she was named the NCAA Division I national coach of the year and led the Irish to the 2006 Final Four.

After leaving Notre Dame following the 2011 campaign, Coyne was the volunteer assistant at Duquesne and guided Washington & Jefferson as head coach.

A three-time Big East Coach of the Year, Coyne recruited and developed 23 All-America players during her time at Notre Dame and three who earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Her 2009 squad captured the program’s first Big East Championship and would make a run to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, a round also reached by Coyne in 2002 and 2006.

Coyne becomes Dartmouth’s eighth assistant coach since the start of the 2010 season. She replaces Morgan Kelly, who was hired prior to the 2013 season but who resigned earlier this summer because of family issues in her native Virginia. The program includes two full-time assistants and a volunteer.


Brackett T-29 at N.H. Open

Goffstown, n.h. — Hanover’s Sam Brackett finished tied for 29th place with his second even-par round of 72 in as many days as the rain-shortened New Hampshire Open wrapped up at Stonebridge Country Club.

Forced by the weather into a 3½ delay at the start of the day, New Hampshire Golf Association officials were forced to reduce their planned 36-hole final day to 18 holes. Starting on No. 10, Brackett birdied three of his first seven to drop to 3 under for the tournament, shots he lost with a triple-bogey eight on the 17th hole. The Hanover Country Club member shot even par the rest of his round, joining 32 other golfers who shot par or better for the two-day championship.

Jesse Larson, of Mendon, Vt., won the tournament with rounds of 66-65—133 for a four-stroke victory over four competitors.

Boys Soccer

Touchline Boys SC 6
Kearsarge-Sunapee 2

Newbury, n.h. — Riding goals from six different players, Touchline evened its record at 4-4-1 entering its New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV finale.

Chris Powell, Tim Alibozek, Noah Kahan, Asa Berolzheimer, Jules Evens and Scott Calhoun scored for Touchline. Berolzheimer added two assists, while Alibozek, Kahan and A.J. Barre each had one. Konrad Mitchell grabbed the win in goal.

Touchline closes its regular season at first-place Lebanon Central Supply tonight.