Livesay Resigns as Trinity Head Coach, Joins Middlebury Staff

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity has announced the resignation of Kate Livesay as head lacrosse coach. Livesay, who guided the Bantams to the last three Division III championships finals and the College's only NCAA women's title in 2012, steps down to move her family back to her hometown of Middlebury, Vt. She will join the coaching staff at Middlebury, her alma mater.

"I feel so fortunate to have started my coaching career at such a wonderful institution," said Livesay. "Trinity has been home to me for 10 years and I have valued every moment. The department has been incredibly supportive of the women's lacrosse program and the administration has provided us with every resource necessary to be competitive at the national level. The relationships I have developed with players and coaches have been the most rewarding part of my experience. I will always look back at my time at Trinity with gratitude and pride."

Livesay arrived at Trinity as a graduate assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey in 2004-05, and was appointed the College's head women's lacrosse coach in 2006-07. Her Bantam teams went on to compile a 127-26 record (.830), qualify for seven NCAA Tournaments, and win every NESCAC title from 2011 to 2014. Named NESCAC Coach of the Year four times, IWLCA Division IIII Regional Coach of the Year five times, and IWLCA National Coach of the Year in 2012, Livesay's first Trinity squad won 12 games in 2007 and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 after having posted a 5-9 mark the previous spring. Trinity reached the NESCAC Finals and qualified for the NCAA Tournament again in 2008, and the Bantams posted a 10-4 mark the following year.

From 2010 to 2014, Trinity women's lacrosse compiled an unfathomable 84-10 won-loss record, including back-to-back 21-1 marks in 2012 and 2013, and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals each spring. The Bantams downed previously-undefeated Salisbury, 8-7, to capture the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship title, and entered the 2013 finals against Salisbury with a 21-0 record and a 29-game winning streak before falling, 12-5, to the Sea Gulls. In Livesay's final weekend as head coach, the Bantams ousted top-ranked Cortland State, 8-7, in the NCAA Semifinals on Saturday at Gettysburg before losing to Salisbury, 9-6, in her final game.

"The women's lacrosse program at Trinity has again become synonymous with excellence," said Trinity Athletic Director Mike Renwick. I am very disappointed to be losing Kate Livesay as a coach and a person, however, the reasons are right and I wish her all the best in the future. She has rebuilt a program to compete at the highest level of Division III women's lacrosse and I plan on continuing that same level of excellence moving forward. We will begin the process to replace her immediately and expectations in years to come will be the same."

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Former Middlebury All-American Kate (Perine) Livesay '03 has been named the school's new women's lacrosse assistant coach. She comes to Middlebury from NESCAC foe Trinity, where she served as the head coach for the past eight seasons, amassing a stunning career record of 127-26 (.830).

The Middlebury, Vt., native is excited to return to her roots. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Middlebury and start a new chapter in my coaching career," said Livesay. "This move allows me to coach at my alma mater, and to be closer to my family, which is so important to me."

Livesay arrived at Trinity as a graduate assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey in 2004-2005 and was appointed the school's head women's lacrosse coach in the summer of 2006. In her first season in 2007, Trinity won 12 games and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 after a 5-9 mark the previous spring.

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