Stockton Tabs Kim Williams as First Women's Lacrosse Coach

Richard Stockton College has selected New Jersey native and three-time All-American Kim Williams as its first women's lacrosse coach. Williams, a native of Long Valley, New Jersey, will lead the Stockton program into its first season of intercollegiate competition in spring 2014. She is currently completing her third year as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Colby College (ME), and she will assume her duties at Stockton in late May.

The position at Stockton will be Williams' first as a head coach at the college level, and she will have the opportunity to start from scratch. "I am honored to start the women's lacrosse program at Stockton, Williams said. "While starting a program is never an easy task, I am excited, ready and eager for this challenge." Stockton is operating a women's lacrosse club this spring in preparation for the move to the NCAA Division III level next year.

Williams will take the reins of the fledgling Stockton program after three seasons of great success while on the staff at Colby. During her tenure, the Mules have reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals the last two years and they are currently ranked sixth in the nation. Players that Williams has coached have earned six All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). In addition, she has experience from coaching the Long Island Liberty club team.

Williams was a highly accomplished college player at C.W. Post, where she earned All-American honors three times and also was named the IWLCA Division II Defender of the Year in 2008 and Division II Midfielder of the Year in 2010. Williams played on C.W. Post teams that won the NCAA championship in 2007 and reached the NCAA Final Four the next three years. She finished her career as a three-time East Coast Conference First Team selection too.

Williams excelled in the classroom as well as on the field, earning numerous academic honors from the IWLCA, East Coast Conference and College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She also garnered a Woman of Achievement Award and Distinguished Graduating Student Leadership Award from C.W. Post before graduating magna cum laude with her degree in Childhood Education in 2010.

Although Williams played college lacrosse on Long Island and began her coaching career in Maine, she is looking forward to returning to her home state of New Jersey. "Having grown up playing high school and club lacrosse in New Jersey, I am ecstatic about the opportunity to return home and start the Stockton program in a state that I know is rich with talent," said Williams, who played scholastically for West Morris.


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