Michelle Tumolo, an All-American player at Syracuse, member of the 2017 gold medal-winning U.S. National Team and, most recently, the top assistant at the University of Oregon, has been named head women’s lacrosse coach at Wagner College.
Known for her dynamic attacking ability as a player, Tumolo coordinated an Oregon offense that set a host of school record and a helped the Ducks to pair of nine-win seasons. In 2018, the Oregon tallied 336 points, second-most in the program’s single-season history, on 228 goals 108 assists.
Under Tumolo’s tutelage, Shannon Williams broke her own Oregon single-season record for points (74), one year after setting the single-season mark in goals (51). Cambi Cukar was the quarterback of the offense with 51 assists on her way to a school-record 175 career helpers.
Tumolo inherits a Seahawk program that, under fellow former Syracuse standout Katie Rowan, claimed the Northeast Conference championship in 2016 and 2018. Rowan recently accepted the head coaching position at the University at Albany.
Former Fairfield University standout Alex Fehmel joined the Seahawk women’s lacrosse staff in July, 2017 and enters her second year with the Seahawks.
Prior to her arrival onn Grymes Hill, Fehmel enjoyed an outstanding senior season for the Stags, recording career highs with 54 points, 44 goals, 40 groundballs, 39 draw controls and 29 caused turnovers in earning First-Team All-MAAC honors for the second consecutive season. The midfielder was a four-year All-MAAC performer as she earned Second-Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore after being tabbed to the All-Rookie Team as a freshman.
A two-time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree while majoring in psychology, the Shoreham, NY native finished her career ranked eighth all-time in Fairfield history in points (167) and goals (125), first in game-winning goals (11), eighth in free-position goals (35), 10th in assists (42), and ninth in games started (64).
In addition to her stellar playing career, Fehmel has spent the last four summers serving as head coach for a pair of teams affiliated with the Long Island Top Guns Lacrosse Club, in addition to serving as a coach for the WestPort (CT) Girls Lacrosse Clinic each of the past two years.
In addition to her coaching duties, Fehmel is pursuing a Master’s Degree during her time on Grymes Hill.