St. Anne's Belfield Media Release

Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 29, 2019 -  St. Anne's-Belfield School announced today that legendary coach and Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Famer Mary King Blake has decided to step down as the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse head coach after a distinguished 32-year career. Over the course of her career at the School Blake amassed an overall record of 444 - 106 - 3. She coached more than 20 lacrosse All-Americans, won 14 League of Independent Schools (LIS) championships in 28 appearances, 15 Dogwood titles, and three state championships. She earned 12 Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors from the LIS, Central Virginia, and U.S. Lacrosse. Blake will continue to serve as the School's Associate Athletic Director for Operations and coach of the Grades 7 & 8 Field Hockey team.


The School also announced that Ms. Megan Long will be the next Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse head coach. Long is familiar with the Girls’ Lacrosse program as she served as an assistant coach to Blake for the 2015 season. At Moorestown High School in New Jersey, Long was twice named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, and won three state championships. At the University of Virginia, she played in two national championships and was on the United States Developmental Team for two seasons. As Head Coach at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, her team won three state championships. Long is excited to carry on the legacy of excellence established by Blake over the past 32 years.