Sarah Dalton - Assistant Coach
After an outstanding first season in 2010, Sarah Dalton enters her second season with the Tribe and her first as the program's top assistant.
While Dalton is instrumental in all aspects of the Tribe program, her primary responsibilities include working with the Tribeís attack, as well as assisting with the midfield.
During her first season at the College, Dalton helped the squad earn a 10 wins, a bid to the conference tournament and maintain a national ranking for nearly the entire season. Additionally, the Tribe total 299 points, 219 goals and 80 assists - figures that ranked among the top eight on the program's single-season lists.
Dalton was also instrumental in helping attacker Mary Zulty earn all-region and all-conference honors, while freshman attacker Kyrstin Mackrides was selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team.
"I am pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah to our top assistant position,Ē Halfpenny said following Dalton's promotion. ďLast year, Sarah entered our program fresh from her college playing days, and I couldn't have been more impressed with how smoothly she transitioned to the coaching ranks. She is a tireless worker in the office and helps bring a dynamic style of play to field. She will again mainly oversee the attacking unit but also work with our midfielders this season. I am thrilled to work with Sarah once again this season as we strive to achieve our goals of winning a CAA Championship and reaching the NCAA Tournament."
A four-year starter at BU from 2006-09, Dalton finished her career as the most decorated player in the programís history. Selected to the U.S. Developmental Team for the second consecutive year in 2009, Dalton was a three-time Intercollegiate Womenís Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American, earning first-team honors each of her last two seasons. Additionally, she garnered first-team all-region distinction during her final three seasons and was a chosen as the America East Conference Player of the Year twice. Along the way, she helped lead the Terriers to four AEC championships and trips to the NCAA Tournament all four years.
Dalton finished her outstanding collegiate career with a school record 247 goals, 284 points and 191 draw controls. As a senior, she led the nation with 91 goals, fifth most in NCAA history, and shattered her own previous BU single-season record of 71 goals. In addition to being recognized by the IWLCA, the BU team captain also garnered All-America honors from WomensLax.com and WomensLacrosse.com.
Daltonís long list of accolades also includes being named to the America East All-Conference Team three times, as well as to the All-Rookie team as a freshman. A two-time AEC All-Tournament Team selection, she was tabbed as the eventís Most Outstanding Player as a senior after establishing league records with six goals in the championship game and 11 in the tournament. Dalton also earned the BU Terrier Pride Award in 2009 and was chosen as the Vermont Female Athlete of the Year.
The Cornwall, Vt., native graduated with a B.S. in psychology in 2009.