Trinity's Livesay Selected As National Coach Of The Year
Courtesy of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association
BALTIMORE, Md. - Kate Livesay has been named IWLCA Division III Coach of the Year after leading Trinity to its first NCAA National Championship in program history.
Livesay's Bantams have posted an impressive 87-22 record over the last six seasons, giving her the highest winning percentage (.870) of any women's lacrosse coach in school history. During the 2012 campaign, she guided Trinity to a program-best 21-1 mark, topping the previous record her squad set the previous season (18-1).
In her six years at the helm, Livesay has been named NESCAC Coach of the Year three times (2007, 2011, 2012). Her Bantams have qualified for NESCAC Championship in each of her seasons and advanced to the NCAA National Tournament five times.
In the last two seasons alone, Livesay has coached seven All-Americans. Three of her players were named All-Americans this season and five were named to NESCAC All-Conference Teams. Among those, senior midfielder Liz Bruno was named the National Women's Lacrosse Midfielder of the Year by the IWLCA.
Livesay's 2012 squad established new Trinity records for goals in a season (264), points in a season (355), shots in a season (571) and draw controls in a season (265) en route to their second straight NESCAC title.
In addition to earning National Coach of the Year honors, Livesay was also named the Coach of the Year for the Berkshires Region.
A total of six Regional Coaches of the Year were recognized. Among them was Middlebury's Missy Foote, who represented the Pilgrim Region. Foote guided the Panthers back to semifinal round of the NCAA National Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season. Her team finished with an overall record of 15-5. Foote was recently named to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame after closing out her 32nd season with a career mark of 376-101-1.