FROSTBURG, MD —
Eric Day resigned as head women's lacrosse coach at Frostburg State University, Bobcat Athletics Director Ralph Brewer announced Wednesday. Day will continue to serve as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator of the FSU football team.
Nicole Bonvouloir, who has served as the lacrosse team's assistant coach the last two years, has been named interim head coach for the 2004 season.
Day steps down after guiding the Bobcats to a 38-35 record over the last five years. In his first season, Day led FSU to a 9-6 record, the team's most wins since 1993.
In 2000, the Bobcats finished 9-7 and advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament.
The following year, Day guided the Bobcats to an 8-6 record and a second straight ECAC appearance. Five of FSU's six losses came to nationally ranked opponents.
The Bobcats have finished 6-8 each of the last two seasons. Day has coached seven regional All-America selections and two Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic All-Americans.
"Over the past five years, I have had the great privilege to lead some outstanding women who have represented Frostburg State University proudly," Day said in a statement.
"However, over these past five years, my time and efforts have been divided between lacrosse, football and my family. I firmly believe that during that time all parties have been deprived of the attention they deserve.
"I believe that my decision to focus and devote myself to my family and the football program here at Frostburg State University will help the lacrosse team — as well as the football team — achieve the greatness they have worked so hard for.
"There is an outstanding foundation already in place with Nicole and [graduate assistant coach] Brian Kruger."
Bonvouloir, who has also guided FSU's field hockey team to a 26-29 overall record the last three years, is a 2001 graduate of Mercyhurst (Pa.) College with a bachelor of arts degree in biology.
She earned IWLCA First-Team All-America, IWLCA Division II Goalie of the Year and ECAC honorable mention honors as a senior after helping Mercyhurst to a school-record 11-5 finish and a No. 6 final national ranking.
Kruger is in his first year with the FSU women's lacrosse program and is currently working on his master's degree in business administration.
He came to Frostburg State after serving as head coach at Methodist (N.C.) College this past spring. He was Methodist's assistant coach in 2001.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303