Coach Heather Ross was named the Head Coach of the Lynx Softball program in July of 2016. In her first season at the helm, her squad posted a 15-3 conference record and 22-19 overall. They led the NECC in almost every offensive category and were crowned the NECC Conference Champions, their first since 2014 and seventh overall. The first season under Ross’s leadership saw many accolades; 1 NFCA All Region player, NECC Tournament MVP, 6 NECC First Team selections, and 1 NECC Second Team selection.
Prior to taking over the Lynx program, Ross was an assistant coach at DI America East member UMass Lowell for three seasons (2013-16). The former Riverhawk graduated from UMass Lowell in May of 2011 and received her Masters Degree in May of 2013.