Quinn Carney returns for her third season with the Stanford coaching staff after helping the Cardinal to their third consecutive undefeated league championship last year.
Carney, who works extensively with Stanford's attack and midfield players, came to the program in 2002 after an incredibly successful lacrosse career at the University of Maryland. A two-time All-America and All-ACC player, she was a four-year starter for the seven-year consecutive National Champion Terrapins. In addition, she is currently a member of the U.S. Team and has been, since being selected to the 2001 World Cup Team. She helped lead the US to victory over Australia and was subsequently featured in Sports Illustrated's "Face's in the Crowd," column, which highlighted her stellar performance for the U.S. Team during World Cup play. The youngest player on the US team, Carney was named Player of the Match twice, against Wales and Canada and scored 13 goals during the six-game tournament.
"Quinn is a great addition to our staff and a great fit, in terms of the ambitious goals of our program," commented Uhlfelder. "She has worked hard to establish herself early on as one of the premier players in the world, and brings us the experience of both a National Champion and a World Champion. Above all, we are excited about Quinn's level of knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching the game."
Carney graduated from Maryland in 2001 with a degree in Communication, along with four NCAA Championships and three ACC Championships. She was named to the 2001 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, 2001 ACC Tournament MVP, and was a Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist. At Maryland, she entered her senior season with a 50-game scoring streak, scored at least one point (goal or assist) in every NCAA game she played in and added one goal and one assist to help her team to 14-13 double overtime victory for the 2001 National Championship over Georgetown.