Racquel Prager | Head Coach
Racquel Prager enters her second season as the head coach of the Newberry women's lacrosse program.
Director of Athletics Ralph Patterson announced the hiring of Racquel Prager to lead the Wolves' women's lacrosse program in January 2019.
"This is a very important hire for Newberry College," Patterson stated, "and I'm excited that Racquel has accepted the opportunity to build a winning women's lacrosse program."
"I'm grateful for the opportunity that Newberry and Ralph have given me," Prager added, "and I'm excited to be a part of the Newberry Family."
Prager came to Newberry from Division I Gardner-Webb, where she began working as an assistant coach focusing on defense and recruiting in August. Prior to Gardner-Webb, Prager spent five seasons as the head coach at Dorman High School in Spartanburg County.
The Cavaliers won back-to-back Region III-5A championships in 2017 and 2018 under Prager's tutelage. She also took home a pair of Region Coach of the Year honors while serving as a math teacher within the school district.
Prager also spent three years coaching with Greenville's Greenlight Lacrosse Club, mentoring girls ages 8-11, and was South Carolina's National Team Coach in 2018.
The New York native had a stellar playing career for Limestone from 2009-12. She was a two-time All-American, including earning first-team distinction in 2012, and was named Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year the previous season. She was named all-conference three times, won two Conference Carolinas Tournament MVP awards, and was named to the league's All-Academic Team for three consecutive seasons.
Prager graduated from Limestone in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and earned a Master's degree in Middle Levels Mathematics in 2014 from Converse.
Hanah Rotello | Assistant Coach
Head coach Racquel Prager announced the hiring of Hanah Rotello as an assistant coach in August 2019. Rotello most recently worked as a graduate assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.
While a graduate assistant, Rotello helped with practices, focusing mostly on the defensive side of the ball. She also worked with players on academics, helped with recruiting, scheduled travel, and broke down film. Prior to Wheeling Jesuit, she worked as an undergraduate intern in the athletic department at Lee University, assisting with compliance and game operations for fall sports.
Rotello graduated from Lee with a bachelor's degree in mathematics in the fall of 2018. She resides in Newberry.
Jennie Overstreet | Assistant Coach