Meaghan Smith enters her third season as the Queens College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach in 2018-19 after taking over the program in the fall of 2016. Smith additionally oversees the QC Intramural Sports Program as Intramural Coordinator.
During Smith’s second season, her team improved two wins from the previous year, and went 4-4 in non-conference play. Smith’s Knights beat District of Columbia 20-3 in an ECC matchup where five separate Knights scored 3 goals or more. Under Smith’s direction, Midfielder Patriece Ausili was named All-ECC Second Team with 38 points in 2018, the first All-ECC selection for QC in three years.
In Smith’s coaching debut, her team totaled two sizeable wins over ECC opponent District of Columbia, 15-5, and over Post, 18-4.
Smith joined the Knights after serving in the dual role of assistant coach of both the lacrosse and women's soccer teams at Norwich University. During her stint with the Cadets, Smith helped mentored two student-athletes to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference honors. She helped the Cadets advance to their eighth consecutive postseason appearance after registering six victories on the season.
Before her appointment at Norwich, Smith served as an assistant coach at Maine Maritime Academy for two seasons. At Maine Maritime, Smith was the first ever assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program that started their first varsity season in 2015 and captured two victories in their inaugural season. The Mariners were named to the Division III Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad with three players being named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and six players named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Academic Team.
Smith, a native of Wantagh, N.Y. is knowledgeable of the East Coast Conference as she attended Dowling College where she spent four seasons playing lacrosse and two seasons of soccer for the Golden Lions. During her playing career, Smith was a three-time All-ECC defender for the Golden Lions as she helped the lacrosse program to three ECC titles and two ECC soccer titles. In 2014, Smith and the Golden Lions upset then number-two LIU Post in the ECC Championship game. The win had also snapped LIU Post's 40-game win streak. Smith was also a member of the 2013 USA Athlete champion lacrosse team that played in the Berlin Open.
Before entering collegiate coaching, Smith was an active youth coach in lacrosse, basketball, and soccer for eight years. In 2014, she graduated from Dowling with a degree in physical education and is currently pursuing her master's in liberal studies with a concentration in coaching at Stony Brook University.