August 11, 2010

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James Madison, Vermont Add Assistant Coaches

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison University lacrosse coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe has announced that Katie Linnertz has joined the Dukes' staff as an assistant coach.

Prior to becoming a member of the JMU staff, Linnertz was an assistant coach at Boston University, where she was the team's defensive coordinator.  During her tenure with BU, the Terriers won three America East championships and played in three NCAA Tournaments.  BU advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2009.  The team's overall record during Linnertz's three seasons as assistant coach was 44-16.

The 2007 George Mason graduate was a four-year starter on defense for the Patriots.  She was an All-Colonial Athletic Association second team selection in 2005. 

A Dean's List student as an undergraduate, Linnertz earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award twice (2005, 2007) and was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll two times (2005, 2006).

"I have had the honor to work with coach Linnertz over the years at various camps and loved her enthusiasm for teaching the game of lacrosse," said coach Klaes-Bawcombe.  "She is passionate about the sport and defense as a whole.  She brings experience coaching a championship-level program and therefore understands what it takes to stay at the top of a conference.  Coach Linnertz will help us accomplish our goal of representing JMU consistently at the championship level both in our conference and at the NCAA’s."

Linnertz earned a bachelor's degree in government and international politics from George Mason, where she held minors in legal studies and English.
 
She is a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, where she earned all-league and All-Central New York honors.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Nicole Moore has been named an assistant coach for the University of Vermont women's lacrosse team. Vermont head coach Jen Johnson made the announcement today.

"I am very pleased to welcome Nicole to our staff," said Johnson. "She brings a wealth of knowledge from several different programs and international experience. She has a familiarity with America East as a former player in the league and will be a great addition to our program."

Moore comes to Vermont after four seasons as an assistant coach at Temple University (2007-10). She worked primarily with the Owl defenders and helped guide Temple to a spot in the Atlantic-10 Tournament over the last three years. The Owls won the A-10 Championship in 2008 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season.

"I would like to thank Jen Johnson and the UVM Athletic Administration for the opportunity to be a part of their program," said Moore. "Once I set foot on campus and met with the various administrators, players, and coaching staff I knew that it was this was the right move to make in my career."

Prior to joining the Owl coaching staff, Moore served as an assistant coach at Canisius (2004-06). During her stint with the Lady Griffins she coached four All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference players, including an MAAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and a Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.

In 2005, Moore helped the Lady Griffins to the program's first winning season in history with a 9-6 record. In 2006, the squad finished second in the MAAC with a 12-7 record. While at Canisius, Moore also served as an assistant coach and player on the MAAC All-Stars team in the International Friendship Games, held in Tokyo, Japan.

Upon graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2002 with a degree in English, Moore took a job as the director of lacrosse at the Casterton School, an independent boarding school in Lancashire, England. She also worked as a coaching officer in the English Lacrosse Association.

In addition to her duties at Casterton, she was in charge of running elite performance centers for the ELA. While in England, she was a member of the Heaton Mersey and North England women's lacrosse teams.

A native of Wilton, Maine, Moore was a three-year member of the New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, where she led her squad to a 2002 America East Conference Regular Season Title. Moore, an IWLCA/US Lacrosse Regional Second Team All-American, was a member of the 2001 and 2002 America East All-Championship teams, as well as an America East All-Conference First Team selection in 2002. During her senior season, she was voted UNH's Defensive MVP.

Moore also played field hockey for the Wildcats, earning a spot on the America East Championship team and helping her team advance to the NCAA Tournament in 1998.

Moore's experience also includes working as a director of various lacrosse camps and clinics, including the Lacrosse Plus Clinics in Buffalo, N.Y., the Triple Arrow Summer Camps and the Orchard Park Recreation Department. She has also coached at various day camps across the country, including camps at Princeton, Penn, James Madison, New Hampshire, Duke, Villanova and Brown.

A speaker at the 2009 US Lacrosse Convention, Moore sits on multiple IWLCA committees.

Moore earned a master's of science with a concentration in sport psychology and sport coaching from Canisius in May of 2006.


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