Michele Dombrowski, a former NCAA All-American lacrosse and field hockey player, came to Sewanee in 2006 and transitioned the team to varsity status in 2007. Under Dombrowski's leadership, the Sewanee team has won three conference tournament titles as well as four regular season titles.
The Tigers earned a first-round NCAA tournament bye in 2015, as well as a selection to the 2013 NCAA tournament. The teams 17-0 regular season in 2015 was the best Sewanee team regular season since 1963, set the school’s longest winning streak and saw the Tigers finish second in the country for scoring.
The historic season culminated with Dombrowski being the 2015 SAA Coach of the year and being named the 2015 IWLCA West Region coach of the year. She also received the SAA’s first-ever Coach of the Year award in the conference’s 2013 season debut. Dombrowski also recorded her 100th win in lacrosse during 2015 and did the same in the fall of 2016 with the Tiger field hockey team.
Her coaching philosophy focuses on elevating individual play within a team system. Throughout her years at Sewanee, the team has consistently adapted, becoming known for both their offensive and defensive systems. Her focus is on building player confidence as well as team cohesion.
Prior to Sewanee, Dombrowski coached at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, in Oneonta, N.Y., from 1998-2006. Dombrowski served as the assistant lacrosse and field hockey coach at Smith College in Northhampton, Mass. from 1996-1998.
Dombrowski attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. where she received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and English. In 1998, she received her Master of Science degree in Exercise Sports and Sports Studies from Smith College.
As a lacrosse player at Goucher, Dombrowski was named USWLA and Brine/IWLCA First-team All-American in 1996 and that same year was selected to the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team. She currently ranks fifth all-time in career points scored.
McIntyre is currently completing her second year at the full-time assistant for the Tigers and will be the director of the goalkeeper portion in addition to aiding with the team camp. In March of 2016, Mac was elevated to head field hockey coach and will remain with the Tigers as the full-time assistant for lacrosse. She came to Sewanee after three years as an assistant coach at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.
In addition the Sewanee accolades earned in 2015, McIntyre helped guide the McDaniel team to the ECAC lacrosse finals in 2013 and semifinals in 2014.
Prior to her coaching career, McIntyre was a goalkeeper for the Gettysburg women's lacrosse team, which won the 2011 NCAA Division III National Championship. Her 5.76 career goals-against average in second all-time in program history while her .550 save percentage is 11th all-time. She recorded a perfect 12-0 record in cage, including a 7-0 mark in 2011. During her tenure, the team went 70-16, was the Centennial Conference runner-up and appeared in the NCAA tournament each year. She was part of three teams that reached championship weekend, culminating with the national title her senior season.
McIntyre earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College in 2011. She also completed her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from McDaniel College.
Jenna Handshoe, head coach of the Division II Tusculum Pioneers, also returns for her 5th summer on staff. The Pioneers enjoyed their inaugural season in 2015, finishing with an impressive 10-5 debut and a third-place seeding in the Southern Athletic Conference championships.
Prior to TC, Handshoe served as the head coach at Tennessee Wesleyan for two seasons. With the Bulldogs, Handshoe posted a 17-18 record and led TWC to two trips to the National Women's Lacrosse League tournament, where they finished fifth and fourth.
A native of Greenville, S.C. and a graduate of J.L. Mann High School, Handshoe was a four-year starter at NCAA Division I Presbyterian College from 2007 to 2010. With the Blue Hose, she was a second-team All-National Lacrosse Conference selection in 2010 and led the team in scoring as both a junior and a senior. She led PC in points (49), goals (36), free position goals (8), shots (70), and shots on goal (60) her senior year (2010). She also led in goals(28), assists(20), and points(48) her junior season. In 2008, the season was cut short, but Handshoe still scored 15 goals in the four games she played. Handshoe was nationally ranked in NCAA II in 2007 for ground balls and caused turnovers. She was named to the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll and also played basketball for Presbyterian her freshman year.
In high school, Handshoe helped J.L. Mann to win the 2006 South Carolina State Championship. She was named the Tournament MVP and the South Carolina Defensive Player of the Year.
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Contact Michele Dombrowski by:
931-598-1518 (o) best when camp not in session
607-437-0292 (cell) best when camp in session
735 University Ave.
Sewanee, TN 37383