Lacrosse program adds assistant coach

Madeline Dugan

Madeline Dugan

Like the program’s head coach, Wartburg’s new assistant lacrosse coach is familiar with success at the Division III level.

The duo will try to build a successful program of their own as Wartburg’s inaugural season next spring gets closer.

Fresh off a fourth straight conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance at Adrian, Madeline Dugan is turning in her stick for a clipboard.

Wartburg head coach Danielle Fiala announced today that Dugan will be the program’s first assistant coach.

I am very excited to join the coaching staff at Wartburg,” Dugan said in a news release. “It is such an honor to join an excellent athletic department. Being able to be part of the coaching staff and start a new program is going to be an amazing experience and I cannot wait to begin.”

Dugan was an attacker at Adrian (Mich.) where she was named all-conference twice — first-team in 2014 and second-team in 2013.

She started all 18 games for the Bulldogs this season, leading the squad with 22 assists and ranking third with 56 goals and 78 points.

Adrian won the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference — the league Wartburg will join — in 2011 and 2012 and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic association regular season and tournament titles in 2013 and 2014.

At Adrian I was part of a very successful team and I want to bring that same kind of success to Wartburg,” Dugan said.

Dugan, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., finished her career with 106 goals.

Fiala was a successful player in her own right, leaving North Central (Ill.) in 2013 as the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer.

“I am thrilled to have Madeline join the coaching staff. She had an outstanding career at Adrian College,” Fiala said in the release. “Her experience will be a great addition to the program.”

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