Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/15
From Press Release
The Niagara University women’s lacrosse team announced the addition of Kelyn Freedman (Radnor) as assistant coach.
A former member of the Purple Eagles women’s basketball team and a former four-year lacrosse player at Georgetown University, Freedman joins Niagara head coach Wendy Stone and assistant coach Jill Maier.
Freedman also was the Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year in 2010 when she led the Raiders to the PIAA championship.
“I am excited to announce the addition of Kelyn Freedman to our coaching staff,” Stone said. “Kelyn not only brings a wealth of playing experience from her illustrious career at Georgetown, but a knowledge of Niagara and our athletic program from her experience here as a women’s basketball student-athlete. She knows what it takes to succeed both on the field and in the classroom at the D-I level, and I am confident that she will have a tremendous impact on our program.”
In her four years at Georgetown, Freedman played in 67 games (41 starts) and totaled 98 goals and 22 assists for 120 points. As a senior and team captain in 2014, Freedman led Georgetown in goals (37), ground balls (33), draw controls (47), and free-position goals (15), and was second in points (45) to help the Hoyas advance to a second-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. Freedman collected unanimous nominations for the All Big-East First Team and IWLCA Second Team All-South Region that year.
A native of Radnor, Pennsylvania, Freedman brings experience as a coach and camp director to the Niagara program as well, directing the Raider Lacrosse Camp in Philadelphia in addition to coaching experience with the STEPS lacrosse club.
“I am really excited about the opportunity I have at Niagara,” Freedman said. “Wendy and Jill have put together a great team, and I am looking forward to working with them this year.”
Last year, Freedman arrived at Niagara University as a graduate student and was a member of the women’s basketball team, appearing in 20 games for the Purple Eagles and averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Freedman was a four-year varsity basketball player and 1,000-point scorer at Radnor High School prior to attending Georgetown.
Freedman is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport management from Niagara.