Head coach Carrie Bolduc enters her fourth season at the helm of the University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse program. In her three previous seasons, she has compiled an overall record of 22-30 and has coached the team to a runner-up finish in the Atlantic 10 tournament and a runner-up finish in the ECAC tournament during her tenure. In her three seasons as head coach of the Minutewomen, she has mentored an All-American, five IWLCA All-Region selections, two league defensive players of the year, eight all-conference honorees, and four academic all-conference selections.
Overall, this is Bolduc's seventh season with the UMass lacrosse program as she was the assistant coach for three years from 2000-02 under head coach Phil Barnes. While assisting the Minutewomen, Bolduc worked with the goaltenders, game day preparations and recruiting. During her three-years as an assistant coach, UMass registered a 24-18 record and claimed the Atlantic 10 conference title in 2000.
A 1999 graduate of Syracuse University with an arts education degree, Bolduc enjoyed a successful collegiate career at both Temple and Syracuse.
She spent two years at Temple in 1996 and 1997 before transferring to Syracuse in 1998. While with the Owls, Bolduc started for the 1997 Final Four team which lost to eventual national champion, Maryland, 9-6.
As a member of the inaugural Syracuse lacrosse team, Bolduc was named a team captain for her junior and senior years in 1998 and 1999. The Albany, N.Y., native guided the Orange to the ECAC Championship and earned IWLCA Division I North Region First Team All-America honors in 1999.
She was also selected to play in the North / South senior game at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Prior to competing at the collegiate level Bolduc attended Albany Academy for Girls in Albany, N.Y., where her prep lacrosse achievements led to her being named a high school All-American in 1995.
Bolduc recently completed her master's degree in Interior and Architectural Design at the University of Massachusetts in December 2004.