(Story courtesy of Southwestern University)
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Director of Athletics Dr. Glada Munt announced Brice Queener as the second Head Women's Lacrosse Coach in program history at Southwestern.
Queener is returning to head coaching after two seasons as an assistant coach at Fresno State University. In those two seasons, Queener aided in guiding the Bulldogs to a pair of winning seasons, their first in program history. The Bulldogs also made their first appearance in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship.
The Bulldogs had the 2018 MPSF Rookie of the Year and nine all-league players in two seasons while also posting program records in save percentage, scoring in a season and career scoring.
"It is an exciting new era for the Southwestern women's lacrosse program as we welcome Coach Brice Queener as our new head coach," said Dr. Munt. "Coach Queener has an outstanding lacrosse background both as a player and as a coach. We are delighted to welcome him to the Pirate Athletic family and look forward to watching him take our program to the next level."
No stranger to the Division III landscape, Queener started the women's lacrosse program at Rhodes College in 2013-14. In his three seasons at the helm he led the Lynx to a 36-11 record (.766) and a pair of Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Championships and one SAA regular season title. The Lynx were on the national scene almost immediately, making two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round in 2015 and 2016.
"Thank you to Dr. Munt and the entire Southwestern University community for this opportunity," said Queener. "I am really excited to get started coaching and recruiting dedicated student-athletes to join the Southwestern University Pirates lacrosse program!"
Recruiting the upper echelon of student-athletes has been a key to Queener's success. He has coached three conference newcomers of the year and had players named to all-conference teams 38 times.
"Southwestern's exemplary academic programs, and our proximity to Austin, enable us to offer a very competitive, unique and fun Division III lacrosse experience," continued Queener.
Prior to Rhodes, Queener founded the first women's lacrosse team at the prestigious Hill Academy in Toronto, Ontario and has also spent time at Siena College and Binghamton University.
Queener played collegiately at Georgetown University, helping the team to an ECAC league championship twice while making four straight NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to the Quarterfinals in all four seasons.
Following his collegiate career, Queener was drafted into Major League Lacrosse by the Rochester Rattlers, where he played two seasons and then spent four seasons playing for the Hamilton Nationals, helping them advance to the MLL finals in 2011.
Queener graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He is also founder of Queener Lax, LLC, a nationwide lacrosse camp company that specializes in unparalleled lacrosse instruction.