The Shipley School has announced that it has hired Molly Fernandez to serve as the girls’ lacrosse interim head coach for the upcoming spring season.
Fernandez recently completed her Masters Degree and Graduate Assistant Coach tenure with Temple University Lacrosse Program. Prior to her two years as an Owl, Fernandez was a four-year letter winner at Penn State. As a senior and team captain in 2013, Fernandez started in 20 games and ranked third on the team with 30 goals. She helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 14-7 record, their most wins since 1999, and to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for a second straight year.
In her junior season, Fernandez led Penn State with 35 goals, recording at least a hat trick in five games. She was a standout freshman at Penn State, registering at least one point in all 17 starts. She was named the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Rookie of the Week three times, and ranked second on the team in points with 40, scoring 27 goals while adding 13 assists.?Fernandez, was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar after the completion of her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and human services.
A native of Baltimore, Fernandez was a four-year letter winner and All-American at the McDonogh School in Owings Mill, Md. She led her team to the IAAM ‘A’ Conference Championship for the first time in school history in her senior year and was named an Under Armour All-American.
Fernandez is also currently the head lacrosse coach of Skywalkers 2019 Blue team in Baltimore, Maryland.