Photo of head coach Lisa Miller courtesy of DSPICS.com.
Harvard women’s lacrosse head coach Lisa Miller announced Tuesday the hiring of Carla Gigon and Bridget Looney as assistant coaches for the Crimson. Gigon and Looney both played for Miller at Syracuse and bring to Harvard a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the national and international level.
“Bridget and Carla are wonderful additions to the Harvard family,” Miller said. “Both are tremendous teachers of the game, leaders, and competitors who will work hard for the program and be deeply invested in the success of our athletes as students, people and players.
Gigon served as a volunteer goalie coach for the Crimson last season begins her second full-time stint with the team after working as the coaching assistant/goalies coach for the Crimson for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. She has coached the Mass Elite Lacrosse Club since 2004, coaching teams at practices, local and national recruiting tournaments. Gigon has also coached at numerous camps since graduating from Syracuse in 2003.
Gigon was a two-sport athlete for the Orangewomen, playing goalie for both the lacrosse and soccer teams. She was named second-team all-region as a senior. She served as a captain as a senior and helped her team to four NCAA tournament appearances and three runner-up finishes at the Big East tournament. She graduated with the most saves in school history (475) and with four of the top-five single-season save marks.
Looney, a 2009 graduate, was a two-time captain for the Orangewomen. She comes to Cambridge after serving as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s. Looney founded Looneypalooza Lacrosse Camp, a camp for girls ages 8-17. In 2006, she worked with Warriors Lacrosse in Australia as a coach, instructing, motivating and organizing players ages 8-35.
Looney helped Syracuse to two Big East Championships. She broke the school record for caused turnovers in a game and career caused turnovers and earned second-team All-Big East honors as a senior. She was a peer leader and member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.