Colleen Shearer is her 17th season with the Virginia lacrosse staff. Working primarily with the attack, Shearer has developed offenses that have been an integral part of the Cavaliers' success.
Helping guide the team to five ACC Championships, Shearer has also been an integral part of leading the team to four NCAA final games in the last nine years - more than any other program in that span.
Outside of Virginia, Shearer serves the lacrosse community as a clinician and camp director and has served on the US Lacrosse All-American committee.
She began her coaching career with an impressive stint as the head coach at Wagner University in Staten Island, NY. The inaugural coach of the Seahawks program, Shearer started the Division I program from scratch.
A former member of the US National Developmental Team, Shearer was a three-time All-American at Rowan and was named captain her senior year. She led the Profs to the 1995 NCAA Championships, their first appearance in the tournament. Shearer led the nation in assists in both 1994 and 1995 and finished her collegiate career ranked fourth all-time in assists. She also holds two of the top eight single-season point totals in NCAA history.
Shearer and her husband Matt are the proud parents of a daughter, Mattison Elizabeth. The family lives in Crozet, Va.
End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.'Hoos Have Plenty in Reserve at JPJMen's Basketball11/26/15No. 12 Virginia received 30 points from its reserves in an 80-54 win over Lehigh on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
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