Vito LaFrancesca
Vito LaFrancesca
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-243-2106
Previous College: Wentworth Institute '99

Coach Vito La Francesca enters his 11th season at the helm of the women's soccer program, having won the past seven GNAC championships with the Lasers. La Francesca took the reigns of the program in the Fall of 2007, where he was named GNAC Coach of the Year. In 2012 he lead the Lasers to a 3-1 defeat of Amherst College in the first round of the NCAA tournament, becoming the first team in the history of Lasell College to win an NCAA tournament game. He has accumulated an overall record of 140-51-15, including seven straight NCAA tournament appearances. His team has qualified for the GNAC tournament every season he has been head coach, and also appeared in the ECAC Northeast Regional tournament in 2009. In his tenure he has seen 20 of his players be named to GNAC All-Conference teams.

La Francesca additionally coached the first female athlete to receive All-America status, as announced at the conclusion of the 2016 season. Mack Kingman, a four-year standout for La Francesca, was named to the NSCAA All-America Second team, and was later announced as the GNAC Woman of the Year, another first honor for Lasell College.

Coach La Francesca was the assistant coach at Babson College in 2006 before his tenure at Lasell. Prior to moving to the collegiate level at Babson, he had successful stints as the head coach at Beaver Country Day (2004-2006) and Watertown High School (1999-2002). He has been coaching women's soccer in various capacities since 1997 and holds several advanced coaching degrees.

La Francesca earned his Associates Degree in Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in 1997, and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth, in 1999. He is currently working at Harvard Medical School in the Engineering and Construction division and resides in Reading, Massachusetts with his wife and four children.

Career Record







8-5-0 GNAC

GNAC Quarterfinals

2008  10-6-2

7-3-2 GNAC

GNAC Quarterfinals



8-2-2 GNAC

GNAC Quarterfinals



8-2-2 GNAC

GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round



11-2-0 GNAC

GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round



9-2-1 GNAC

GNAC Champions - NCAA Second Round



10-0-1 GNAC

GNAC Champions -  NCAA First Round



11-0 GNAC

GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round

2015 13-5-4 10-0-1 GNAC GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round
2016 18-3-1 10-0-1 GNAC GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round


Total 140-51-15 72-16-10