Marymount University

Marymount University Athletics
2807 N.Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22207
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
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Kate Athing

Athing completed her fifth season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Marymount University in the 2019 season, although she has been on the sidelines for the Saints since 2010. Prior to her role as the head coach, she served as the assistant for four seasons. She is the sixth head coach in program history.

As the Saints head coach, Athing has coached four All-Atlantic East Conference and eight All-Capital Athletic Conference award winners, including two three-time All-CAC second-team selections in Abby Wescott and Liah Agouras.

In 2019, Athing guided the program through the first year of the Atlantic East Conference, finishing the season 13-8 (4-2 Atlantic East), tying the program record for wins in a season. The team earned a berth into the Atlantic East tournament and a fourth-straight trip to the ECAC championship tournament. The team advanced to the semifinal round in both tournaments, giving the Saints their fourth-straight appearance in the ECAC semifinals. She coached Jessica Crew and Bridgette Stacom to first-team All-Atlantic East selections, while Holly Reik and Caroline Wolford were named to the second team.

In 2018, Athing led the Saints to an appearance in the CAC tournament, along with a trip back to the ECAC semifinals. The team finished the year with a 10-10 record, marking the third-straight season with double-digit wins.

The 2017 season finished with the Saints claiming the ECAC Division III Championship, with an 11-3 win over Misericordia University on May 14 for the program's first ECAC Championship. Marymount posted a 13-6 record on the year, marking the most single-season wins in program history.

The Saints concluded a program-setting 2016 campaign with a 10-9 record and made an appearance in the CAC playoffs. For the first time in school history, the squad earned a bid to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship and played into the second round. Athing had a trio of Saints earn All-Conference honors and helped lead the team to its first over .500 season since 2003. A part of their win total raised a new program record, sporting a seven-game win streak that spanned over three weeks.

Athing joined the Saints staff after a four-year playing career at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A four-year starter for the Crimson Hawks, Athing was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team as a senior captain in 2010. She garnered Defensive Player of the Season accolades as a junior and senior and was also selected to the Senior All-Star Team. A standout in the classroom as well, Athing earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete Recognition all four years with the Crimson Hawks.

Athing graduated from IUP in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She completed her Master’s of Education in ESL at Marymount in 2012.

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Rachel Crawford

The Marymount University women's lacrosse team has announced the addition of Rachel Crawford as its Graduate Assistant Coach, ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Crawford joins the Saints, after a four-year career on the field at The University of Tampa. She played in 65 games, starting 56, including starting 18 games, each, in her junior and senior seasons.

"Our program is extremely excited to have Rachel join us this fall," Head Coach Kate Athing said. "She had an impressive career and will be bringing a high level of experience and passion for the game to our sideline. We look forward to the impact she will make on our student-athletes, program and department."

She set career highs with 62 points, 37 assists, 25 goals, 21 ground balls, and 12 caused turnovers, as a junior. Crawford earned a spot on the All-Sunshine State Conference first team, as a junior, while also being named to the All-SSC second team in her senior season.

Crawford finished her career with 171 points, 97 assists, and 74 goals.

She brings coaching experience to Marymount, as well, working with the Integrity Lacrosse Club from 2016-2019 and the East Tampa Lacrosse Club in 2018.

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