St. Francis High has hired a familiar face as head coach of its girls varsity lacrosse team. School officials announced Dec. 1 that Sarina Madnick, the junior-varsity coach the past two seasons, will lead the program.
“We are very excited to have Sarina Madnick as our new head girls lacrosse coach here at St. Francis High School,” Director of Athletics, Michael Pilawski said. “Coach Madnick has been a very important part of our program since her arrival in 2015 and has worked very hard with our students both on and off the field. We are excited for her leadership and the energy and passion she will bring to the program.”
A standout player at Amador Valley High, Madnick played college lacrosse at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she was a three-time Western Woman’s Lacrosse League All-Star. Upon graduation, Madnick returned to her alma mater to help coach the team before coming to St. Francis in the spring of 2015.
Madnick takes over the varsity position from Stacy Patch, who stepped down at the end of last season – her second at the helm – due to outside work commitments, according to the St. Francis administration.
“I am very excited to be named the new head varsity girls lacrosse coach here at St. Francis,” Madnick said. “I have learned a great deal from Coach Patch and look forward to continuing the great success that our school expects from our athletic programs.”
Madnick takes over a team that went 4-14 overall last year and finished last in the West Bay Athletic League at 1-9.
The Lancers are expected to open their season in late February.