Lindsay Delaney is in her 10th season as head coach. Her coaching record stands at 97-58. She is the eighth coach of the Rowan University women’s lacrosse team.
During her tenure, Delaney has guided the Profs to seven Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Squad distinctions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016). She has coached 23 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and 39 All-Region Team members. Michelle Lubrano was named to the IWLCA All-America third team in 2011 and to the second team in 2012. Lauren Callaghan earned All-America second team honors in 2014 while Kelly O’Brien and Becca Wood received third team recognition in 2015. O'Brien was tabbed to the second team in 2016. Kaitlyn Molzon (2010) and Callaghan (2014) were selected to play in the IWLCA Division III North-South All-Star Game.
Rowan posted an 11-6 record in 2016 and qualified for the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament for the third consecutive year.
In 2015, the Profs had a 10-7 record and made it to the NJAC Championship Game. Rowan went 13-5 and reached the final of the inaugural NJAC Championship Tournament in 2014. In 2013, the Profs went 11-6 and received an at-large bid in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the fifth time in six years. In 2012, they produced a 10-7 record.
In 2011, Delaney led Rowan to a 10-7 mark. The Profs earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. In 2010, the Profs were 11-6 overall and won their first NJAC Championship with a 5-0 conference mark. Rowan received an at-large bid to the national tournament. Delaney was chosen the NJAC Coach of the Year.
In 2009, Rowan went 8-9 and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. In her first year at the helm, Delaney guided the Profs to a 13-5 record and an appearance in the national tournament.
Prior to taking over the head position in 2008, Delaney had served the previous three years as an assistant coach. She replaced Mary Marino who retired after 20 seasons as the coach.
Delaney graduated from the University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in history with secondary education certification and received her master’s degree in higher education administration in 2008. She lettered four years on the lacrosse team and was one of the captains her senior season. A defender, Delaney was selected to the IWLCA Metro All-Region first team in 2003 and 2002. In her last year, she was also chosen to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro All-Star team and for the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star game. The Women’s Lacrosse Club of South Jersey named her the 2003 Division III Defensive Player of the Year.
Delaney also played three years (2002, 2001, 2000) for the Profs’ field hockey team. Her senior season, Rowan won the NCAA Division III Championship and was undefeated with a 21-0 record. The field hockey team advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2001 and the semifinals in 2000. Rowan captured the NJAC title in 2002 and 2000. A back, Delaney was a team captain her senior year.
She was an assistant coach for the Haddonfield High School varsity field hockey team from 2003-04 and for the Cherry Hill High School East varsity lacrosse team in 2004. Delaney was a social studies teacher at Collingswood High School from 2004-2007 and she was the freshman field hockey coach. She is a graduate of Collingswood High School.
Rachel Emerson is in her first season as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Rowan University.
Emerson played for the Profs from 2014-16. She totaled 59 goals, 17 assists, 76 points, 45 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers and 17 draw controls in 52 career games. Emerson was a two-time Rowan Scholar-Athlete. She also competed for one season at East Stroudsburg University, where she tallied one goal and four assists in 14 contests.
Emerson is a summer league coach for South Jersey Select Lacrosse in Moorestown and the head day camp counselor at the International Sports Center in Cherry Hill. She is a member of the American Alliance and New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Emerson graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in health & physical education.
Lindsey-Kate Smith is in her first season as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Rowan University.
Smith came to Glassboro after serving as an assistant at Division II Florida Institute of Technology for two years (2014-16). The Panthers went 17-16 in her two seasons on the coaching staff and qualified for the Sunshine State Conference Championship Tournament in both campaigns.
From 2010-12, Smith was on the coaching staff at her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University. She was a graduate assistant for the women’s lacrosse program from 2008-10. The Hawks reached the Atlantic 10 Championship Game in 2009.
Smith played for the Hawks from 2005-08. She is the program’s all-time leader with 151 ground balls and ranks second with 65 assists, seventh with 56 caused turnovers and eighth with 140 points. Smith was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team and was chosen the team’s Most Outstanding Performer in 2008. A two-time team captain, she was first on the team in assists all four seasons.
In addition to her coaching experience, Smith has been a lacrosse camp counselor at the Marlton Recreation Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Joe’s in 2008 and a master’s in applied behavior analysis in 2010.
Nicole Valianti is in her second season as an assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse program. Valianti was a four-year member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Rowan. She graduated from the University in 2011.
Valianti is the former girls lacrosse coach at Collingswood High School. She is currently the field hockey coach at Collingswood.
Valianti played in 69 games for the Profs' lacrosse team as a defender/midfielder. She scored 56 goals and tallied 19 assists for 75 points. Valianti was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Conference first team following her junior and senior seasons. She was also chosen to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Boardwalk All-Region first team twice and was selected the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro/South Region Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Star first team.
As a forward on the field hockey team, Valianti saw action in 73 games. She tallied 27 goals and eight assists for 62 points.
Valianti is a kindergarten teacher in the Woodlynne School District.