Randall Goldsborough, a 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland, joins the Cardinal women's lacrosse staff for the 2006-07 season. In her first year on the Farm, she will take on the role of recruiting coordinator, and be primarily involved with the midfield and attack units.
"Randall's skill set as a player and a coach are fantastic," Head Coach Michele Uhlfelder said. "She is a great addition to our staff. Our players will benefit from her experience and knowledge of the game. Also, I am very excited to have each recruit, parent, campus administrator, camper and club player interact with her because I think she will be a great representative of Stanford lacrosse and the university as a whole."
Goldsborough brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Farm, as a US National Team member, a Division I and III head coach, and a three-time NCAA Champion. A native of Annapolis, Md., Goldsborough attended St. Mary's High School and was named the 1993 Female Athlete of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and the Annapolis Sun. Her career continued at the University of Maryland, where she was a four-year starter and a member of Maryland's back-to-back National Championship teams in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, Goldsborough was an assistant coach for the Terrapins, when they won their third-straight National Championship.
An active participant in national coaching camps and clinics since 1993, Goldsborough has also been heavily involved in lacrosse at the international level. She had been a member of the US National Team since 1994, playing alongside Coach Uhlfelder as a teammate for close to ten years. She played on the United States Touring Team in Australia during the summer of 2000, and represented the United States as a member of the 2001 US Women's Lacrosse World Cup Championship Team. In seven games during the 2001 World Cup, she scored eight goals and posted three assists, including the eventual game-winning goal in a 14-8 win over Australia to capture the gold medal. Goldsborough was also a key player for the US in 2005, when the team took home the silver medal in Annapolis, Md. ?"Randall is an extremely crafty midfield attacker, with exceptional stick work and deception," said Uhlfelder. "I admire her game and have respected her as a teammate. She has an incredible amount to offer our players on and off the field."
Goldsborough comes to Stanford from The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. where she has served as the Girls' Athletic Director, Health Department Chair, Varsity Lacrosse Coach and a PE teacher since 2004.
Prior to her work at The Bullis School, Goldsborough spent seven seasons coaching at the collegiate level. After helping lead Maryland to a third-straight national title, Goldsborough moved on to the University of North Carolina, where as an assistant coach she helped the Tar Heels to an NCAA Final Four appearance.
After a one-year coaching stint at her former high school, Goldsborough was named to her first collegiate head coaching position. For three seasons, Goldsborough helmed the Division III program at Franklin and Marshall College and led her team to top-15 national rankings in each season. Additionally, she consistently coached players to regional and national All-America status. She accumulated a 26-22 record with the Diplomats and led her team to two-straight Centennial Conference Final Four appearances. In 2002, Goldsborough became the head women's lacrosse coach at Bucknell University, where she led the Bison to a 16-15 record. In her first year as head coach, she led her team to the Patriot League Final and posted an 8-8 overall record. In 2004, her team reached the Patriot League Semifinals and posted just th0e fourth winning season in the 27-year history of the program.