NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College women's lacrosse head coach Michelle Mason is happy to announce the addition of Courtney Bertolone to the Gaels coaching staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
“I am extremely excited to announce the addition of Courtney Bertolone to our lacrosse staff here at Iona. Courtney brings the enthusiasm, knowledge, and work ethic to help push us to a MAAC championship." Mason continues, "She is a competitor and will enhance our defensive unit with new systems and strategy. Her ties to Long Island lacrosse will play an important role in our recruiting and continued connection to the Greater NY lacrosse community.”
Bertolone was most recently at Pace University where she served as an assistant for the Setters’ field hockey and lacrosse programs. She was part of the inaugural seasons for both teams during the 2015 calendar year. Following a 5-11 opening season record, the Setters improved to 10-8 in 2016.
Before joining Pace University, Bertolone spent two years in Ascot, England as a physical education teacher and lacrosse coach at St. Georges Boarding School. Prior to her time across the pond, Bertolone spent one season at Dowling College as a women’s lacrosse assistant coach.
Before becoming a student-athlete playing lacrosse at Stony Brook, Bertolone began her collegiate career at Robert Morris University as a starter on its field hockey program. Bertolone focused on lacrosse following the move to Stony Brook, acting as a key leader for the program’s Division I women’s lacrosse team, leading and coordinating team activities on and off the field.
During her three years at Stony Brook, she played in 45 games, scoring 35 goals, recording 10 assists and gathering 63 groundballs.
Bertolone graduated from Stony Brook in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology.