In 2011, Carney had Maryland back at the top, helping guide one of the nation's top offenses to its third-straight ACC title and a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four. Carney's attack, which averaged nearly 15 goals per game, was led by ACC Player of the Year, IWLCA First Team All-American and Tewaaraton finalist Sarah Mollison, who tallied a team-high 101 points.. Carney was inducted into Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in October, 2011.
Carney helped guide her alma mater to its first national championship since she was a player in 2001 in 2010, capping off a 22-1 record. She played a crucial part in helping hone the skills of midfielder Caitlyn McFadden, who was tabbed Maryland's first Tewaaraton Award winner since Jen Adams accomplished the feat in 2001. In total, the Terps racked up five All-Americans and five All-ACC honorees. Head coach Cathy Reese was tabbed IWLCA National Coach of the Year and Maryland also registered its second consecutive ACC title.
In her first season with the Terps, the program went a phenomenal 21-1, including a run to the NCAA Final Four and ACC Tournament and Regular Season championships. Carney helped mentor five All-Americans, including IWLCA Midfielder of the Year and ACC Player of the Year McFadden. Reese also garnered ACC and IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year honors while Karri Ellen Johnson was named ACC Rookie of the Year after tallying one of the finest freshman campaigns in Maryland women's lacrosse history.
"Quinn is an outstanding addition to our program," Reese said. "She has accomplished a tremendous amount throughout her playing career at all levels. Not only was she a four-time National Champion here, but she is an All-World Player representing the U.S. Elite team. Her playing experience along with her coaching experience will make her an asset to our program. We are excited to welcome her back to Maryland."
Carney was a four-year starter from 1998-2001 and earned numerous accolades throughout her career. She was a two-time All-American and Academic All-American while being named to three All-ACC teams. She was tabbed the MVP of the 2001 ACC Championship and was named to the ensuing NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
Carney ranks in the top five in the three major offensive categories. Her 110 assists are third in a career at Maryland and her 162 goals and 265 points are both fifth. She was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary team and has been a member of the United States National Team since 1997.
As a player on the national team, Carney earned a gold medal at the 2001 World Championship and a silver medal at the 2005 World Cup. She was also a member of the 2005 All-World Team.
Out of college, Carney spent time on the West Coast as an assistant at Stanford for three seasons (2001-2004) and as a volunteer assistant at Cal Berkeley for two (2005-2006). She helped guide the Stanford Cardinal to a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation titles.
A native of Flemington, N.J., Carney earned a communications degree from Maryland in 2001.