Coach Vito LaFrancesca is now in his 13th season at the helm of the women's soccer program in 2019, having won the eight GNAC championships with the Lasers. LaFrancesca 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 167-62-15, including eight straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2010-2018. 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 more than two dozen of his players be named to GNAC All-Conference teams.
LaFrancesca additionally coached the first two female athletes to receive All-America status. Mack Kingman, a four-year standout for La Francesca, was named to the NSCAA All-America Second team following the 2016 season, and was also announced as the GNAC Woman of the Year, another first honor for Lasell College. Carly Zdanek was also named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-America Third Team following the 2017 campaign.
Coach LaFrancesca 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.
LaFrancesca 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.
|2007||11-7-0||8-5-0 GNAC||GNAC Quarterfinals|
|2008||10-6-2||7-3-2 GNAC||GNAC Quarterfinals|
|2009||9-6-2||8-2-2 GNAC||GNAC Quarterfinals - ECAC Quarterfinal|
|2010||14-4-3||8-2-2 GNAC||GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round|
|2011||16-5-1||11-2-0 GNAC||GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round|
|2012||15-5-1||9-2-1 GNAC||GNAC Champions - NCAA Second Round|
|2013||17-4-1||10-0-1 GNAC||GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round|
|2014||17-5-0||11-0-0 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|
|2017||13-6-0||10-1-0 GNAC||GNAC Champions - NCAA First Round|
|2018||14-6-0||11-1-0 GNAC||GNAC Runner-up|