Goucher College women's lacrosse Associate Head Coach Taylor Cline has announced that she will be leaving her position in the Gopher program effective immediately, as she has accepted the assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I member Bucknell.
Cline served as the women's lacrosse teams assistant coach over the last two seasons while earning a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Athletic Leadership and Administration, before being promoted to the Associate Head Coach position this past June. In her time at Goucher, she had been in charge of the team's defensive duties as well as strength and conditioning.
"While I am sad to see Taylor go, I am extremely happy and excited for her," said head coach Cat Thoreson. "I am forever grateful for the impact she's had on our program and our student-athletes and wish her the best of luck at Bucknell."
Cline came to Goucher two seasons ago from NCAA Division II member Limestone, where she was a three-year starter for the Saints, serving as a team captain in her senior season. She earned Conference Carolinas First-Team honors her junior and senior seasons and was also named to the South Region Second Team as well as a Third-Team All-American during her final year.
Over the course of her four years at Limestone, Cline scored 100 goals, dished out 20 assists, collected 78 ground balls and 49 draw controls. During her career, she helped the Saints to four regular-season Conference Carolinas championships, three tournament championships, an NCAA quarterfinal appearance, and an NCAA Championship appearance.
Cline graduated from Limestone in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in physical education, concentrating in strength and conditioning. She was named to the Conferences Carolinas' Academic Honor Roll in each of her final three years and earned the Scholar-Athlete award following her senior season.
A Hagerstown, Maryland native, Cline lettered in lacrosse, cross country, and indoor/outdoor track at Smithsburg High School. She was named the Herald-Mail Washington County Girl's Lacrosse Player of the Year her junior year and earned a silver medal at the Maryland State Track and Field Championships in the triple jump as a senior.