June 23, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University women's lacrosse coach Heidi Connor Igoe has resigned from her post for family reasons, athletic director Ted Leland announced on Friday. Leland also announced that a search for Igoe's replacement will begin immediately.
Igoe, who compiled a 35-19 (.649) record in her three seasons as the Cardinal's head coach, is moving to Sydney, Australia where her husband Ben will be attending graduate school.
"Stanford basically radiates excellence, and I have learned from the best during my time here," Igoe said. "I just owe tremendous thanks to everyone at Stanford who has guided me with their words of advice and helped me grow as a coach."
"We are very sorry to see Heidi leave," Stanford assistant athletic director Earl Koberlein said. "She has done a tremendous job in building the Stanford Lacrosse program. Under her guidance, Stanford has established itself as the premier lacrosse program in the West and has made strong advances toward prominence on the national scene."
Igoe has led Stanford to Western Women's Lacrosse League titles in each of her three seasons, including a perfect 11-0 conference record in 1997-98. The Cardinal's best overall record during her three-year tenure was a 14-4 mark in 1998-99.
"The team has come so far in the three years I've been head coach," Igoe, who was also an assistant with the program during the 1996-97 season, said. "This program is on the edge of greatness."
Stanford University - Announced the resignation of women's lacrosse coach Heidi Connor Igoe.