Vanessa Rosario concluded her fifth season as the head women's volleyball coach at Albertus Magnus College. Previously, she served as an assistant coach for the program before being named head coach in the fall of 2014.
The 2019 season saw the Falcons post a 9-21 overall record and a 2-10 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Albertus topped Anna Maria and Saint Joseph's (Me.) in league action, the latter featuring a thrilling 37-35 fourth set.
In 2018, the volleyball team finished the season with an overall mark of 12-17 that was highlighted by a trio of GNAC win's against Norwich, Anna Maria and Saint Joseph's (CT). Albertus landed 11th in the GNAC with a 3-9 mark in league play.
In 2017, the volleyball team enjoyed its best season in more than 20 years. Rosario and the Falcons concluded the year with a 16-14 overall record and a 4-8 league mark. The 16 wins were the most in season since 2012, when that year’s squad won 12 matches. The Falcons also finished with a .333 mark in the GNAC conference, their best figure since joining the league. Also this season, the volleyball team rallied together a six-game winning streak, including a pair of wins against new opponents Dean and Old Westbury. The team also won back-to-back matches on four different occasions. The club concluded the season with a 3-0 sweep against Emmanuel (Mass.) to earn their first program win over the Saints as well as snapped a four-game losing streak against Anna Maria, following a 3-0 win earlier this fall.
In 2016, the Falcons ended the 2016 fall season with a 7-20 overall record and landed in 12th-place in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with an 0-11 mark in league action. In her second year at the helm of the program, head Coach Vanessa Rosario guided the Falcons to non-conference wins against York, Elms, Purchase State, Medgar Evers and CCNY while defeating both the Cardinals and Cougars twice during the autumn. The team also won back-to-back matches on two separate occasions in the fall.
In 2015, the Falcons posted a 5-18 overall record and landed in 11th-place in the GNAC with a 1-10 mark in league matches. In her first year at the helm of the program, Rosario guided Albertus Magnus to non-conference wins against York, Medgar Evers, Purchase and Elms, while also topping conference foe Norwich, 3-0, on the road.
Rosario, a 2007 graduate of Hyde Leadership High School in Hamden and a 2011 graduate of Springfield College, also received her Masters of Social Work from Springfield College in 2012.
As a setter, Rosario led Hyde to conference and state tournament appearances during her senior year as she was named a Second Team All-State selection in 2005. In 2006, she earned First-Team All-State honors in 2006.
While at Springfield College, she played on the Junior Varsity team as a Libero and defensive specialist. She credits joining Pequenas Ligas Hispana de New Haven Volleyball program at age 14 for her improvement as a player.
Coach Rosario's All-Time Coaching Record at Albertus Magnus
|Coach||Year||Wins||Losses||Total Games||W/L Pct.|
|5 years||49 wins||90 losses||139||0.353|