Ellison Sherrill (Hamilton College ’17) joined the Dickinson staff as an assistant coach with the Red Devil women’s lacrosse program in the fall of 2019.
Sherrill comes to Carlisle, following two years as an assistant at Babson College. She helped lead the Beavers to a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship in 2018, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Babson made a repeat appearance in the NEWMAC Championship in 2019.
During her two years at Babson, the Beavers received Defensive Player of the Year honors in both 2018 and 2019, adding Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. Head Coach Michelle Smith was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year last season as Babson produced 11 All-Conference selections with nine players receiving First-team recognition in the past two seasons. Seven players would receive All-Region honors while Lexie Lenaghan was named an All-American during Sherrill’s tenure.
A 2017 graduate of Hamilton College, Sherrill was a four-year member of the Continentals’ women’s lacrosse team. She started 14 games as a senior on defense and set new career highs in ground balls and caused turnovers, while helping the program reach the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
Head Coach Kim Masimore believes Sherrill will be a great addition to the Dickinson coaching staff. “We are so excited to have Ellison join the Red Devil family. Her energy and passion for developing young women on and off the lacrosse field will certainly elevate our program and the experiences of our student-athletes.”
She graduated with honors from Hamilton, earning a B.A. in Art with a minor in educational studies. She went on to earn a M.A.T. in Art Education from Tufts University this past May.
In addition to her playing experience, Sherrill served as a coach with the Queen City Stars Lacrosse Club in her hometown of Charlotte, N.C., in 2015 and 2017. In 2016, she was an Event Manager for Revolution Lacrosse Events in Boston and has gained club coaching experience with Central Mass Lacrosse.
She served as a community relations intern for the Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds and the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League in the summer of 2015.