Panthers’ Livesay recognized
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach has been named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Coach of the Year, an honor that followed her recognition as the IWLCA Pilgrim Region Coach of the Year.
Kate Perine Livesay, a graduate of Middlebury College in 2003 and Middlebury Union High School in 1998, also earned the IWLCA national honor while heading the Trinity College lax program in 2012.
As well as earning the Middlebury program’s sixth NCAA title, Livesay’s women’s lacrosse team set a number of records this spring, including a single-season record for wins (22-1) and goals in a season (312). The Panthers concluded their season with a 12-game winning streak that included two wins over the only team that defeated them, Trinity, one in the NESCAC final and one in the NCAA final.
Prior to returning to her alma mater, Livesay served as a graduate assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey for two seasons at Trinity in Hartford, Conn., before taking over as the school’s women’s lacrosse coach in 2006. From 2010 to 2014, Trinity compiled a 94-10 record, including back-to-back 21-1 marks in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 squad captured Trinity’s first women’s NCAA championship. In nine seasons as a head coach, Livesay now 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, becoming an All-American in the latter sport. She served as captain of both of those squads during her senior year, and was also a member of the basketball team during her first two seasons. She earned a 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 undergraduate career and advanced to the final four in 2000 and the NCAA title game in 2003.
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