Alison Valerio begins her first year as the head coach of the W&J women's lacrosse team in 2013-14.
Valerio was the Presidents’ assistant coach last season. A 2010 graduate of Niagara University, Valerio also earned a master’s degree in education at the same school in 2012. Prior to her arrival in Washington, Valerio spent one season as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Niagara.
Since arriving in western Pennsylvania, Valerio has also worked as an associate club coach with the Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club.
Valerio was a four-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honoree as a player at Niagara. A four-year letter winner, Valerio was an important part of the Purple Eagles' offense after playing in 54 of a possible 56 career games. Academically, she was a member of the Phil Alpha Theta and Pi Lambda Theta International honor societies.
She has worked numerous camps throughout her career, including the University of Virginia Fast Break Camp and the Nike Cup Camp at Syracuse University.