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.
- 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)
- 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
McGovern comes to Harvard from Massachusetts where she served as the defensive and draw coach from 2016-17. In her role with the Minutewomen, she directed the defense and draw units and planned, created and delivered scouting reports. Prior to UMass, McGovern served in the same capacity at Bryant from 2014-16. She helped plan and organize all practices for the Bulldogs and develop game plans, recruiting and fundraising. Gaining international experience as well, McGovern has coached the Italian Women's National Team since 2014. Her experience coaching internationally has led her to coaching at the 2015 European Championships.
Pisano joins Harvard after graduating from Marquette where he was a member of the men's lacrosse team all four years. Playing midfield, he appeared in 30 games for the Golden Eagles. A member of SAAC at Marquette, he was a Big East All-Academic team member from 2014-17. The Needham, Massachusetts native has coached the club team Laxachussetts since 2013 providing guidance and leadership to kids aged 9-17. He also coached with Needham Youth Lacrosse with kids aged 8-14 teaching fundamentals and skills.