Former Terp Standout Allison Comito Named Interim Coach At Stony Brook

Dec. 12, 2005

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Allison Comito was named interim women's lacrosse coach at Stony Brook University, Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced on Friday. A two-time All-American at the University of Maryland, Comito helped lead the Terrapins to four national championships and three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles before joining the coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2002.

"We are thrilled Allison has decided to serve as our interim women's lacrosse coach for the 2006 season," said Fiore. "Her energy level and enthusiasm will prove infectious and fruitful for our student-athletes. Stony Brook is committed to the success of our women's lacrosse program and we expect great success from our team this season with Allison at the helm."

Comito compiled an impressive resume at lacrosse powerhouse Maryland, earning first team All-American honors in her final two seasons and All-ACC accolades three times during her career. A four-year starter, she helped lead the Terps to National Championships for four straight seasons at the tail end of a streak of seven straight titles, the third longest streak in NCAA women's sports history, and ACC Tournament titles in each of her final three.

A member of the 2001 STX South All-Star Team, Comito still stands among Maryland's all-time leaders in scoring, ranking fourth with 176 goals and fifth with 89 assists and 265 points in her career. She also ranks in the top 10 for goals (65 in 2000 and 56 in 1999) and points (92 in 2000) in a season.

"I am excited to be working at Stony Brook with a talented group of student-athletes that show a lot of promise for the upcoming season," said Comito. "As a Long Island native, I am looking forward to being part of a university with high academic standards as well as working with such a supportive and motivated staff."

Comito has spent the last three years as a teaching assistant at the North Shore Middle School in Glen Head, N.Y., while serving as the as varsity girls assistant coach for the past three.