CASTLETON, Vt. – Mark Lange has informed the Castleton University athletic administration that he is resigning as head coach of the Spartan women's lacrosse program. Lange and his family are moving out of Vermont as his wife has accepted a new job.
This past season, Lange led the Spartans to their seventh consecutive undefeated conference regular season at 7-0 and NAC Tournament title to advance to the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Overall, Castleton posted an 11-7 record in 2018, including the Spartans' first-ever victory over Western New England as well as a road win at intrastate rival Norwich.
Under Lange's guidance, senior Emily Cross set the Castleton single-season assist record with 43 assists and posted the fourth-highest single-season point total with 94. Erin Shuttle scored 57 goals, sixth on the Spartan single-season goal list, and Emma Best, five-time NAC Rookie of the Week, posted top-10 totals in ground balls (4th – 67), draw controls (T4th – 78), and caused turnovers (T8th – 33).
A search for the new women's lacrosse head coach will begin immediately.