The Lausanne athletic department got another boost last week with the addition of Maegan Laymon as the new physical education teacher.
Laymon comes to Lausanne with an impressive history in lacrosse at the college level. An Ilion, New York native, she grew up playing soccer as well as participating in track and field with her two brothers. A dual-sport athlete in high school, she also became a state qualifier in bowling, a sport she also enjoyed with her brothers.
She started her lacrosse career at Mohawk Valley Community College where she played soccer and lacrosse. She was a part of the team that won the national championship (NJCAA DIII) for soccer and also part of the team that made it to the region semifinals for lacrosse. A 2016 graduate of Green Mountain, Laymon earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.
After graduating, Laymon began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant women’s soccer and lacrosse coach at Green Mountain College. After coaching at Green Mountain College, she was an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2017. In March 2018, Maegan became an Assistant Varsity girls lacrosse coach, head modified girls soccer coach and Head Junior Varsity and assistant boys varsity soccer coach at Central Valley Academy in Ilion, NY. Most recently, Laymon was an Assistant Women's Lacrosse coach at Lourdes University from October 2019 until August 2020. She then joined the athletic department at Alderson Broaddus in October 2020 as an Assistant Women’s Lacrosse coach.
Laymon said she is excited to come to Lausanne and the opportunity that it presents her.
“I am very excited for this opportunity. Being able to share my passion with others means a lot to me,” Laymon said. “I know what sports have done for me and where they have taken me and I can’t wait to see where they take these current and future athletes. I want to thank Cayce Densford, Rachel Hammons and the entire hiring committee for giving me this opportunity and I can’t wait to be a part of the Lausanne community.”
As a physical education teacher at Lausanne, Laymon will also contribute to both the varsity lacrosse and varsity soccer teams.
“As a coach, I rely on effective communication as it will demonstrate the athlete’s ability to hone in on their skills, challenges and overall voice,” Laymon said. “This is important when trying to develop not only their athleticism but also enhances their ability to advocate for themselves in the future. I believe if you can converse with an athlete to set their own long and short term goals, it provides them with direction and motivation to keep them on track.”
Associate Athletic Director Cayce Densford said the addition of Laymon to the athletic department continues an exciting off-season for the Lynx athletic family. Lausanne added a new head girls' basketball coach in Sara Barham in May.
“Maegan’s experience at the collegiate level will be a huge addition to our soccer and lacrosse programs. We are excited for the level of dedication and commitment to female athletics that Maegan embodies and know she will be a fantastic addition to the Lynx family,” Densford said.