Staff

Lisa Miller

Director, Crimson Elite
Head Coach, Harvard Women's Lacrosse

Lisa Miller, who built the Syracuse women's lacrosse program from scratch into a perennial NCAA tournament contender, has reenergized the Harvard lacrosse program over the last seven years and is on the verge of bringing the Crimson program back to the national spotlight.

Through 19 years of coaching, Miller carries a career record of 177-122 (.592) into the 2017 season.

Miller has made a tremendous impact on the team in eight seasons at the helm. The Crimson has won seven games against nationally ranked teams, including three in 2012. In 2011, Harvard received votes in the IWLCA poll for nine weeks before earning a spot, No. 20, in the final two polls of the season. It was Harvard’s first appearance in the rankings since 1997. Miller’s teams have boasted two Ivy League Rookies of the Year, 33 All-Ivy League selections and had the league's leading scorer three years in a row from 2009-2011, as well as again in 2014.

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Coaching Achivements

  • 2007 Big East Coach of the Year
  • Coached Team Canada to the bronze medal at 2009 World Cup
  • 2007 Inducted into IWLCA Victory Club
  • Named the Canadian National Team Head Coach in January 2007
  • Started the Syracuse University Women’s Lacrosse Program in 1998 and built it into a perennial NCAA tournament participant
  • Miller has coached 17 All-American athletes & 31 Regional All-American athletes
  • Ranked 10th among active Collegiate Coaches with a .664 winning percentage
  • Member of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee
  • Served as the IWLCA academic chair
  • 2007 & 1999 IWLCA North Region Coach of the Year
  • Coached at Brown University (1994-96), Wheaton College (1991-94), and Thayer Academy (1988-89)

Athletic Achivements

  • 2004 inducted into William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 1998 inducted into Thayer Academy Athletics Hall of Fame
  • All-American Athlete
  • Member of U.S. National Team as a senior in college
  • Alternate on the 1989 World Cup Squad

Carla Farkes

Assistant Coach, Harvard Women's Lacrosse

Farkes served as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and began her full-time stint with the team in August 2010. Farkes is a former player of Coach Miller at Syracuse University. She served as co-captain in her senior season and helped her team to four NCAA appearances and three runner-up finishes in the Big East Conference. She graduated with the career saves record and also earned 2nd Team All-Region honors in 2003.

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Kayla Treanor

Assistant Coach, Harvard Women's Lacrosse

Treanor was among the most dominant attackers in the nation during her career at Syracuse, garnering first team All-America accolades all four years, as well as earning a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team each season. Upon the Orange’s joining of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Treanor excelled, collecting All-ACC first team honors from 2014-16, as well as being named the ACC Attacker of the Year. The IWLCA tabbed her with the same honor each of those three seasons as well. Her national recognition stretched to the Tewaaraton Award and the Honda National Player of the Year Award where she was a finalist for both honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. As a junior and senior she served as Syracuse’s team captain.

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