SALEM, Mass. -- Salem State announced that Stephanie Lannon has been named as the head coach of the Salem State. Lannon replaces former head coach Tara Sartori, who resigned this summer, after directing the program for six seasons.

Coach Lannon comes back to Salem State after two seasons on the coaching staff at Gordon, where she served as an assistant lacrosse coach for the Fighting Scots. At Gordon, Stephanie also served as the assistant field hockey coach in the fall of 2013. The Fighting Scots won the 2013 CCC Field Hockey Championship.

She began her college coaching career with Salem State's field hockey team in the fall of 2012. She will return as an assistant field hockey coach for the Vikings this season. Lannon was a volunteer head coach of the Coastal and Metro/Northeast Summer Bay State Games field hockey teams. She has also volunteered as the head coach of the Swampscott indoor lacrosse team. Throughout recent summers, Lannon has worked various field hockey summer camps. On her own, she coaches both field hockey and lacrosse athletes individually and in group settings.

A 2012 graduate of Bridgewater State, Lannon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise science. She was a four-year member of the field hockey and lacrosse programs, captaining both teams her senior year. While at Bridgewater, the Bears' lacrosse program won four NEWLA championships, making four NCAA appearances. A standout student-athlete, she earned MASCAC and Little East Conference Academic Honors all four years of her career.