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Allen, a Columbus, Ohio native, took over the head coaching reigns in January and promptly produced BU’s first-ever first team all-conference player and two more all-rookie selections in 2013. Her passionate, mentoring leadership model served to quickly unite the Bearcats, who made significant strides on and off the field. Binghamton knocked off Vermont in a thrilling 9-8 game and came within one win of contending for a postseason berth in the America East. Allen also coached the program’s first-ever Under Armour/IWLCA North-South All-Star, Katherine Hunsberger.
As an assistant coach, Allen recruited an ESPN top-50 recruit and played a key role in the development of Binghamton’s first two-time America East all-conference selection, defender Siobhan Menz in 2009 and 2010. As the program’s academic liaison, Allen steered the 2011 squad to the top GPA in the America East for women’s lacrosse.
“I would like to thank Patrick Elliott and Binghamton University for giving me this opportunity, for which I am incredibly grateful,” Allen said. “I am excited to continue leading this outstanding group of young women and growing our women’s lacrosse program. I think Pat and the committee saw that my vision for this program parallels the high expectations and standards of our athletics department and this University. I look forward to what the future holds for Binghamton women’s lacrosse.”
Prior coming to Binghamton in 2007, Allen was the inaugural head coach at Presbyterian College (S.C.), where she built an NCAA Division I program from the ground level in four years at the helm.
She graduated from Limestone College in 2003, earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and studio art. Allen then earned her master’s degree in sports management from SUNY Cortland in 2010.
At Limestone, Allen was a captain and four-year starting midfielder.
Allen has been very active throughout campus and in the community. She served as the Director of the Broome County Girls Lacrosse Club and Youth League from 2007-2012 and currently sits on the Section IV Board of Women’s Lacrosse Officials, helping grow the sport throughout the Binghamton area. She is a member of the Women In Sports and Events (WISE) organization and was featured on their website this past September in the Member Spotlight segment. Allen also recently served on the University’s Presidential Yield Task Force Committee and has shared her expertise as a member of the Celebrating Women’s Athletics Committee.
Daley, a former Canadian National Team member, comes directly from Canisius College, where she served as an assistant for the last two years.
“I am extremely excited to have Allison join the staff and know that she is going to be a great fit,” Allen said. “She brings a great deal of knowledge with her on the defense end of the field and in the goal. Her passion for the game and dedication to the student-athletes will help her make an immediate impact with this program. I am thrilled that she has accepted the offer to be a part of this new era for Binghamton women’s lacrosse.”
The Peterborough, Ontario native played a key role as defense coach and recruiting coordinator at Canisius. She helped build a Griffs program that won back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of her years. Canisius went 14-5 last spring, equaling the school record for wins and returning to the NCAAs for the third straight year. Daley recruited and coached the 2012 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and in two seasons, coached seven all-conference players.
Daley was an elite goaltender and team captain who enjoyed a decorated playing career. She was a member of Canada’s U19 National Team before embarking on a successful four-year undergraduate career at Canisius. She was the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned MAAC Tournament MVP honors after leading the Griffs to their first-ever conference title in 2011. She was a three-time All-MAAC selection and became the program’s first-ever IWLCA all-region pick as a senior. Daley twice earned all-championship team honors and graduated holding school records for career saves (662) and goals against average (11.66).
She was Canisius’ Woman of the Year nominee and was a finalist for MAAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011.
Off the field, Daley served as president of SAAC and was an active member of both the school’s Intercollegiate Athletics Board and Student Senate.
She has co-directed lacrosse camps at Canisius and has served as an instructor at Syracuse University lacrosse camps as well as Buffalo-area high schools.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Canisius in 2011 and went on to receive her master’s degree in sport administration in 2013.
Brigandi arrives directly from Hamilton College where spent the past year as an assistant coach for the Division III program. Hamilton, the 2008 Division III National Champions and 2010 National Runnersup, went 9-8 in 2013 ending their season in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament semifinals.
The Syracuse native began her collegiate playing career at Massachusetts before transferring to Le Moyne College for her final three seasons.
The 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Midfielder of the Year was a two-time first-team All-American leading the Dolphins to the NCAA Tournament each year. She was selected the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year and was one of two Division II players to be named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Brigandi was a two-time all-conference and all-region first team honoree.
Brigandi helped lead Le Moyne to a 34-6 record and a pair of Division II NCAA Championship semifinal appearances in her final two seasons. She set program records in career goals (182), goals in a season (87) and points in a season (106). Brigandi led all of Division II in goals scored in 2011, and her 87 tallies are the sixth-most for a single season in Division II history.
This past May the two-time Le Moyne Athlete of the Year was named to the inaugural Team STX, an elite post collegiate lacrosse team sponsored by the Baltimore-based company. The former Le Moyne star was the only player from the Division II level selected for the nine-member team.
Brigandi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in childhood and special education in 2012.
“I’m thrilled to have Brittany join our staff,” Allen said. “Her playing and coaching experience, along with her passion for the game will be a huge asset to our program. She will primarily focus on the offensive end, but also help with player development. I couldn’t be more pleased to have rounded out our staff with such a qualified and enthusiastic coaches.”