Georgetown Head Coach Laurie Carroll is entering her eighth year with the Hoyas. In 10 years as a head coach at the collegiate level, Carroll has amassed a record of 93-83. In her seven years at Georgetown she has posted a record of 50-70, including two post season East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) appearances. Since GU's inceptions in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), Georgetown has garnered three National Academic Team Awards and had the fourth-highest grade-point average (GPA) in the nation in 2004. Twelve student athletes were named to the 2005 NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Prior to arriving at GU, Carroll had three successful seasons as head coach at American University, where she led the field hockey program to two of its best campaigns ever. In addition, Carroll's 1998 team had an unprecedented season, wining nine of its last 11 games with a challenging schedule that included nine nationally ranked teams. The Eagles, ranked as high as 12th in the nation in the STX/NFHCA Division I Poll, picked up six awards at the year-end Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Banquet, including CAA Co-Rookie of the Year. Carroll also had three players earn First Team Regional All-American honors.
Carroll spent two years at James Madison University prior to her stint at American. While assisting the Dukes' program, Carroll helped lead JMU to an NCAA Championship in 1994, two CAA regular-season team titles, the 1995 NCAA Final Four.
Carroll attended the University of Maine, where she graduated in 1988 with a degree in journalism/advertising. A four-year letterwinner and senior field hockey captain at Maine, Carroll led the Black Bears to an ECAC Championship and a consistent top-20 ranking in 1986. After graduation, Carroll spent two years as an assistant coach at her alma mater. She then moved to the Ivy League, where she served as assistant field hockey coach at Yale University for two years. From Yale, Carroll moved back to Maine to assist a new head coach for two years, and then spent a year coaching at Ohio State before joining the James Madison staff.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Carroll has served as an instructor for the USA Olympic Development Program since 1988. She is a member of the NFHCA and the United States Field Hockey Association. She presently serves on the NFHCA Senior All-Star Committee and coached the North/South All-Star game in 1998. She is the President of LJC Sports, LLC as well as the Director of the Hoya Hockey Camps. In addition, she works with numerous other camps.
A native of Hanover, Mass., Carroll now resides in Annapolis, Md.