Middlebury women's lacrosse coach Kate Livesay '03 capped off a tremendous third season guiding the Panther program, when she was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Pilgrim Region's Coach of the Year. The laurel marks the second time while at Middlebury that Livesay has earned the regional honor, also being selected following the 2016 season.
Livesay helped guide the Panthers to the NCAA Championship game, finishing with a 20-3 record and a NESCAC Championship. The 20 victories marked the second-highest total in the program's illustrious history. The Panther offense finished second in the NESCAC, averaging 13.57 goals per contest and tied the program's record with 312 scores set in 2016. Middlebury led the conference in ground balls with 516, while boasting the top scoring defense in the league, allowing just 7.13 goals per game and were first in caused turnovers with 290.
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 11 seasons as a head coach, Livesay has a career mark of 185-35, including a 58-9 record in three years at Middlebury.
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.