Lawless joins UMF after serving as an assistant coach for Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. There she was integrally involved in every aspect of the successful program, playing lead roles with recruiting, scouting, team/player development, practice instruction, and in-game adjustments, as well as fundraising and other initiatives. While at W&J, she completed the NCAA LGBTQ One Team training to promote inclusion in college athletics regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Coach Lawless also brings experience as clinician and head club coach to the table. She has earned US Lacrosse Level 1 and 2 certificates and anticipates completing her master's degree in Sport Leadership at Endicott College later this fall.
Steeped in Division III, Lawless assisted in administrative support/event manager responsibilities at Simmons University. She was a three-year student-athlete at Salem State, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Sport and Movement Science, and served as team captain and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.