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Garnet Valley’s Henwood accepts head coaching job at Division I Univ. of Cal-Davis

Monday, 23rd July 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 7/23/12

Kate Henwood, who just guided Garnet Valley to back-to-back state championships, has been named head women’s lacrosse coach at Division I University of California Davis.

Kate Henwood

Henwood guided the Jaguars to a 24-3 mark this year, capped by a 10-9 overtime win over Strath Haven in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) championships game. The Jags were ranked by every national poll and were as high as No. 5 by Inside Lacrosse.

In 2011 she also led the Jags to 24-3 mark and the school’s first state crown. She was named Coach of the Year.

Overall, Henwood’s three-year mark was 59-14.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join a university that has such a great academic and athletic reputation, and I’m excited to have an opportunity to work with quality athletes and to take UC Davis lacrosse to the next level,” said Henwood in a press release from UC Davis. “UC Davis is a program that has a ton of potential. I’m excited to take on that challenge of helping the athletes realize that potential.”

Before coming to Garnet Valley, Henwood was an assistant at Villanova for three years. As a player she starred at La Salle University (Class of 2005).

“Kate Henwood is very much a rising star in the coaching profession, and we look forward to having her become a part of our Aggie team,” said Nona Richardson, interim athletics director. “Her experiences as a player and coach, on multiple levels, have forged a reputation as a proven leader. Kate possesses an unrivaled level of energy, vision and enthusiasm, that she will infuse into our women’s lacrosse program, helping UC Davis become even more competitive within the growing Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.”

At UC Davis Henwood replaces Elaine Jones, who resigned after the season following a term of 11 years as UC Davis head coach. Jones amassed a record of 97-90, but struggled in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, going just 14-35 in nine seasons in the conference.

The Aggies went 6-10 in 2012 and finished tied for fifth in the MPSF standings with a conference record of 2-5.



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