Carlee Buck is tapped for assistant coach post at Fresno State

Gary Pinneo
Carlee Buck

Former Penn Yan Lady Mustang and Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse standout Carlee Buck has been named assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Fresno State in California. 

The Golden State university hired the Penn Yan native as the team’s offensive specialty assistant coach.

Buck joins the team in their inaugural season.  Fresno State head coach Sue Behme announced this appointment late last month.  “Carlee was a tremendous attacker at Stony Brook University,” Behme said.  “She brings a great knowledge of the game to our program.  She is driven and has great enthusiasm and experience as a top Division I player.”  Buck also spent a year in London, England teaching and coaching after her graduation from Stony Brook.

Carlee Buck was one of the best lacrosse players in Stony Brook history.  She finished her collegiate playing career fourth all-time in goals with 92, first in assists (133), and first in total points (225).

In 2005 she led the nation in assists with 2.8 per game.  Buck garnered First Team All-American East honors in 2005.  As a freshman in 2004, Carlee was named to the America East All-rookie team. 

She started all 65 games during her illustrious four year collegiate career. She earned All-conference honors three times.

Before college, Buck was an outstanding member of the powerhouse Lady Mustang lacrosse teams in the early 2000s. 

The Mustangs dominated girl’s lacrosse in Section V and captured a New York State Title in those years.  She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2003. 

In her senior year, Carlee was selected to the High School All-American team. 

With Fresno State beginning a new women’s lacrosse program this year, there will the challenge of building a contending team from scratch. 

Carlee Buck, another outstanding Penn Yan product, is certainly looking forward to this challenge. 

Fresno State believes they have made the right choice for their new program and we certainly agree too.  Carlee is the daughter of Marcia Dailey of Penn Yan and Steve Buck of Penn Yan.  She is the grand-daughter of L. Paul and Joanne Dailey of Penn Yan and Evelyn Buck of Geneva. 

The Penn Yan lacrosse faithful will have yet another team to follow on the left coast.