Katie Fitzgerald enters her third year as head field hockey coach at Bryn Athyn College after she was selected as the program's first coach in the summer of 2016.
Last season, the Lions won twice, including its first-ever Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) victory against the College of Notre Dame (Md.) on Oct. 10 by a 3-1 score. Bryn Athyn had a program-record four players named to an all-conference team with Chantal Farmer, Bri Lennox, Eve Miller, and Kyla Rogers all earning a spot on the All-CSAC second team. Six Lions were tabbed for the CSAC Fall All-Academic Team.
In the program's inaugural season of 2017, the Lions picked up a pair of victories--with the first one coming on Sept. 16, 2017 thanks to a 10-0 triumph over the College of Notre Dame (Md.). The season was highlighted by an All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) selection for freshman Payton Boler. Boler was Bryn Athyn’s leading scorer as a freshman with 11 goals and three assists, which placed her second in the NEAC in goals and points. In the classroom, six Lions were tabbed NEAC Scholar-Athletes for having a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40.
Before accepting her first head coaching position, Fitzgerald spent three seasons as an assistant at Arcadia University. She was responsible for the crafting game and practice plans and evaluated potential recruits. The Knights had a 37-26 overall record and reached the Middle Atlantic Conference Tournament in 2013 and 2014. During the 2014 season, Arcadia made it to the final of the ECAC Tournament.
Fitzgerald was a graduate assistant coach for two years while earning her master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages at Wilkes University. The Colonels won 20 games in those two seasons and made the 2009 Freedom Conference Tournament.
She started her coaching career in 2009 as a coach of the Valley Styx U-19 and U-16 club members.
Fitzgerald is a 2009 graduate of Towson University with a degree in family studies and community development. She played in 62 games as a back for the Tigers field hockey program and was a three-time recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award.
Fitzgerald resides in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. with her husband, Mike, and daughters, Lennon and Hartley.
|Katie Fitzgerald's Coaching Record|
|Bryn Athyn (1 year)||4-23||.148|