Kim Rocheleau, who guided the Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse team to three consecutive state runner-up finishes, has stepped down as coach, ThisWeekSPORTS.com has learned.

Kim Rocheleau, who guided the Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse team to three consecutive state runner-up finishes, has stepped down as coach, ThisWeekSPORTS.com has learned.

"There wasn't one thing in particular that led me to step down," Rocheleau said. "I was offered a promotion at my job, so I decided to take it, but it would prevent me from doing my job as a girls lacrosse coach because it'd mean a lot longer hours."

The Golden Bears compiled a 49-13-1 record, won two OCC championships and made it to three state championship games during Rocheleau's three years as coach.

UA finished 16-5 overall this past spring, losing to Medina 14-13 in overtime in the Division I state final on June 4.

The game was a rematch of last year's state championship, which UA lost to the Bees 15-9.

Before coming to UA, Rocheleau compiled a 42-17 record as the women's lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, helping the Bishops capture the 2005 NCAC tournament title and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time.

The Bears lost three players to graduation, including All-American Adriane Ghidotti, but expect to return an experienced squad next spring led by senior Sally Holbert, who was second-team all-state as a junior.