March 2, 2011

Dana Hall Notches 500th Career Victory

With the University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team's 14-11 victory over SUNY Oneonta in St. Croix on Tuesday, head coach Dana Hall notched her 500th career college coaching victory.

Now in her 21st year at the University of Mary Washington, Hall surpasses the milestone after a great deal of success in both field hockey and lacrosse.

One of the winningest collegiate field hockey coaches in America, Hall has led UMW to the elite among Division III field hockey. Through 20 years at Mary Washington, Hall has compiled a 269-122-3 record, and an overall career record of 276-126-3 including the one season she coached at Randolph-Macon College. 

Hall’s tenure has seen the Eagles rise to national prominence in the early 1990’s, when the Eagles advanced to four NCAA Tournaments in five years, including 1993, when the Eagles advanced to the national title game. Recently, the Eagles have continued that excellence, winning at least 11 games in 12 of the past 13 seasons, including 14 victories and the Capital Athletic Conference championship this fall. 

In 20-plus years as the head coach of the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse program, Dana Hall has turned the Eagles into one of the premier programs in all of NCAA Division III. With eight NCAA Division III national championship appearances since 2000, more than 25 All-American performances, and seven national top-10 rankings, Hall has coached her lacrosse teams to a collective 224-131 record.

Named the 2001 NCAA Division III National Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year by 360Lacrosse.com, Hall is the winningest lacrosse coach in school history, having won her 200th game at UMW during the 2009 season. Her last 10 teams have broken nearly every school record, including records for wins, winning percentage, and scoring. For her teams’ efforts she has been named the Virginia College Division Coach of the Year in two of the past five years. She also was named national coach of the year in field hockey in 1993.