Middlebury's Kate Livesay Named IWLCA National Coach of the Year

Middlebury's Kate Livesay Named IWLCA National Coach of the Year

Courtesy Middlebury Sports Information

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury women's lacrosse coach Kate Livesay '03 capped off a tremendous first season guiding the Panther program, when she was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Coach of the Year. Additionally, she was also honored as the IWLCA Pilgrim Region Coach of the Year. The laurel marks the second time Livesay has earned the national honor, also being selected as the national coach of the year while at Trinity in 2012.

The 2016 season was a record-setting spring for Middlebury, including establishing a single-season record for wins with 22 (22-1) in the national championship game victory. Middlebury also set a program record for goals in a season (312) and concluded the spring on a 12-game winning streak en route to its sixth national championship.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, Livesay served as a graduate assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey in 2004-05 at Trinity and was appointed the school's head women's lacrosse coach in the summer of 2006. From 2010 to 2014, Trinity compiled an impressive 94-10 record, including back-to-back 21-1 marks in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 squad captured the school's first women's NCAA Championship. In nine seasons as a head coach, Livesay has a career mark of 149-27.

Livesay earned a bachelor's degree in American civilization at Middlebury, where she was a four-year starter in field hockey and lacrosse (All-American). She served as captain of both of those squads during her senior year, while being a member of the basketball team during her first two seasons. She earned her master's degree in history from Trinity in 2007.

As a defender for the Middlebury lacrosse team, Livesay saw her team go 64-3 over her four seasons, winning NCAA Championships with perfect seasons in 2001 and 2002. The team won all three NESCAC Championships contested in her time, advancing to the final four in 2000 and the NCAA title game in 2003.