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University of Oregon

University of Oregon Athletics
2727 Leo Harris Parkway Eugene, OR 97401
Division 1 Oregon Northwest
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Chelsea Hoffman

Chelsea Gamble Hoffmann was named the third head coach in Oregon lacrosse history on August 1, 2018, after a highly successful four-year stint as an assistant coach at Pac-12 rival Stanford.


The offensive coordinator for the Cardinal from 2015 to 2018, Gamble helped lead Stanford to a pair of conference championships, including the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament title in 2018, and three NCAA appearances. Stanford had reached the NCAA Tournament just five times prior to Gamble's arrival.


Under Gamble's guidance, the Cardinal offense led the Pac-12 in points per game (21.25), goals per game (15.15) and assists per game (6.10) in 2018, while also pacing the league in ground balls (21.55) and draw controls per game (15.00). Nationally, Stanford tied for 14th in goals per game and was 10th in scoring margin (5.75). The Cardinal also thrived academically in 2018, leading the nation with 10 student-athletes on the IWLCA academic honor roll.


The Stanford offense ranked among the top 15 in the nation in scoring every year under Gamble's direction, highlighted by a 2015 season that saw Gamble orchestrate the nation's top scoring offense (16.00 goals per game) as 11 Cardinal scored 10 or more goals. Stanford also led the nation in draw controls that year (15.28 per game) en route to a perfect 9-0 conference record, an MPSF Conference title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.


Gamble arrived at Stanford from Connecticut, where she was an assistant the previous three seasons (2012-14). The Huskies enjoyed unprecedented success during her tenure, setting consecutive school records for victories in 2012 and 2013 and advancing to the program's first NCAA Tournament in 2013.


As a freshman midfielder at George Mason, Gamble played under current Stanford head coach Amy Bokker and was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team. Gamble was named captain as a sophomore and held that post for three seasons, earning All-CAA honors along the way.


Gamble earned her bachelor's in integrative studies, with a focus on elementary education, in 2011. She went on to earn her master's from Connecticut in educational psychology, with a focus on cognition, instruction and learning technologies, in 2014.

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Caitlin Prince

Oregon women’s lacrosse head coach Chelsea Hoffmann bolstered her coaching staff on June 29, 2021, with the hiring of assistant coach Caitlin Prince.


Prince – who spent the last three seasons as an assistant at the University of Cincinnati – will join Hoffmann’s staff as the team’s new offensive coordinator.


“I’m so excited to welcome Caitlin Prince into our program and the Oregon Athletics community,” Hoffmann said. “Her ability to teach and build relationships with student-athletes will be a tremendous asset to our staff. Can’t wait for her to hit the ground running as a Duck!”


Prior to going to Cincinnati, Prince spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as an assistant coach at Duquesne, her alma mater. She started her coaching career as a development assistant at Robert Morris in 2015 and 2016 after earning degrees in sociology and communications from Duquesne in 2014.


“I am thrilled to have the privilege to work within Oregon Athletics and compete in the Pac-12,” Prince said. “I am grateful for the support received from Chelsea Hoffman, Lisa Peterson, and Rob Mullens in joining the Duck family. I am eager to get started in Eugene to continue providing a competitive, enhanced student-athlete experience. I am humbled to have this opportunity and so proud to be a Duck!”


Prince helped lead Cincinnati to a 12-7 overall record in her first year in 2019, including a win over Temple to open the AAC Tournament. Overall, Cincinnati owned a 22-21 record in the three seasons with Prince on staff.


Prince was a four-year standout at Duquesne from 2011-14, leaving as the program’s No. 3 all-time scorer with 162 career goals. She scored a single-season record 62 goals as a sophomore in 2012, earning IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region second-team honors. She was an all-Atlantic-10 Conference first-team selection in both 2012 and 2014.

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Cat Rainone

Oregon women's lacrosse coach Chelsea Hoffmann added to her coaching staff on August 24, 2021 with the hiring of assistant coach Cat Rainone.


Rainone spent the last three seasons as the goalkeepers coach and defensive coordinator at La Salle after a standout collegiate career at Penn State. She joins the Oregon staff as the goalkeepers coach and defensive coordinator.


Rainone's units consistently improved during her time with the Explorers. Her goalkeepers raised their save percentage from .447 to .476 in her first season coaching at La Salle and posted a Goals Against Average of 11.93 in the shortened 2020 season. Rainone coached Explorer goalkeeper Molly Loughlin to a historic season in which she set the school record for saves with 170 stops.


Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Rainone was a standout goalkeeper at Penn State. She earned the starting job as a senior and picked up two Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week honors while leading the Nittany Lions to the National Semifinals. Penn State posted its highest win total in 28 years with Rainone in net. She was named to Big 10 All-Academic team twice.


Rainone also worked with Ultimate Goal Lacrosse, serving as goalie coach and defensive coordinator from 2014 to 2017, and also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach during her time at Penn State.

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