August 11, 2010

Holy Cross Names Katie White Assistant Field Hockey Coach

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - The College of the Holy Cross has named Katie White an assistant field hockey coach, as announced by head coach Zowie Tucker and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr.

"I am extremely excited that Katie White has accepted the position as assistant field hockey coach at Holy Cross," said Tucker. "Her personality and enthusiasm will be an important role in helping to develop our players and to attract top recruits to Holy Cross. I am fortunate to have someone with Katie's experience as part of the staff, and we look forward to starting the 2010 season together."

White spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Albany. She helped lead the Great Danes to an overall record of 40-20 during her three years on the staff, with the team winning two America East Conference regular season titles (2008 and 2009), while claiming the 2008 America East Tournament championship and advancing to the 2008 NCAA Tournament. White had numerous responsibilities at Albany, which included executing strength and conditioning, overseeing program-wide compliance of NCAA and America East bylaws, administering academic counseling and handling all recruitment of prospective student-athletes.

White previously served a year as an assistant coach at Colgate in 2006, where she helped develop Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year Jacque DeMarco and Patriot League Rookie of the Year Katelyn Nerbonne. She also acted as the team's recruiting coordinator, while organizing and directing three tournaments. Prior to her time at Colgate, White spent time as a volunteer assistant coach at Boston College in the spring of 2006, and earned coaching experience as site director and head coach of the USFHA Futures Program.

White had an outstanding playing career at New Hampshire, where she was a two-time first team All-Region selection and team captain. In 2003 and 2005 she earned first team All-Conference honors, while in 2002 she was named America East Conference Rookie of the Year. In 2005 she was led the America East Conference in goals, goals per game, points and points per game, while ranking 10th in the nation in points per game. White finished her career at New Hampshire ranked third in career goals scored, third in single season goals scored and fourth in career points scored. Following her graduation, she continued play as a USFHA member of the New England Elite Performance Training Center for two years.

White earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from New Hampshire in 2006. She is currently pursuing a master's degree from Colgate in educational administration and policy studies, with an emphasis on higher education.