Fitness Director/Head Women's Lacrosse & Field Hockey Coach
Nicole Poli enters her fourth season as the Head Coach of the Mount Ida College women’s lacrosse team, and will enter the 2016 season in her third year as the head coach of the women’s field hockey program.
Since her hire, the women’s lacrosse program has made the quarterfinal round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in five out of the last six seasons.
Poli was the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Western New England University (WNEU) for the 2012 season. Poli, who is a 2011 graduate of Western New England University and a four year player for both the women’s lacrosse and soccer programs, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, while also focusing on a minor in Coaching.
While at Western New England, Poli was a four-time member of the ECAC Division III New England All Star First Team, the IWLCA All-Berkshire Region Second Team, and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) First Team.
She was named CCC Defensive Player of the Year three consecutive times and was twice the Western New England Coca Cola Female Athlete of the Year.
In her Senior season for the Golden Bears, Poli was named ECAC Division III New England Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to participate in the NCAA Division III North-South Senior All Star Game.
As a freshman, Poli was a member of the Womenslacrosse.com Division III All-Rookie Team, and was the NCAA Division III leader in caused turnovers (85 in 21 games, 4.05 avg.). She holds national records in caused turnovers both for a season and for a career.
Poli was also a four-year member of the Western New England women’s soccer team, where here accolades included multiple All-CCC selections and a spot on both the NSCAA and NEWISA All-New England teams.
Prior to this year, Poli was a coach for Mass Elite Lacrosse, and Croart Lacrosse and also worked for Wolf Den Club Lacrosse, where she coached high school and youth players. Poli was a Wilbraham/East Long Meadow Youth Program volunteer, teaching young lacrosse players proper positioning on the field.
In her first year out of Western New England, Poli served as the freshman field hockey coach at Medfield High School, where she led the team to an undefeated season