Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/23/11
From Press Releases
Five-time national champion Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin) has joined the women’s lacrosse coaching staff at the University of Vermont. Head coach Jen Johnson made the announcement today.
Kahoe comes to UVM after spending the past five years as an assistant coach at Duke, where she was the recruiting coordinator and worked with the Blue Devil defensive unit and goalkeepers.
In five seasons at Duke, the Blue Devils posted a record of 73-29 and earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament each year. Duke advanced to the national semifinals in 2007, 2008 and 2011, while also winning the 2007 ACC Regular Season Championship.
“Alex is a tremendous addition to our program. Her knowledge and experience will compliment our existing staff well,” said Johnson. “Her championship experience at many levels as both a player and a coach will help elevate our program. Alex has over 10 years coaching experience and her network of contacts in the lacrosse world will make a positive impact on our recruiting efforts. I am excited for the future of the program.”
Kahoe began her coaching career at her alma mater, the University of Maryland, serving as an assistant for head coach Cindy Timchal from 2000-02. The Terrapins won their seventh straight national title in 2001 and advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2002.
Following the 2002 campaign, Kahoe moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as an assistant coach under Karen Brower for one year (2003).
After one season with the Quakers, Kahoe spent three years at the University of Delaware. She was an assistant coach for two years and promoted to associate head coach in 2005 before moving on to the Blue Devil program.
As a player, Kahoe, a goalkeeper, had an outstanding career at Maryland. She led the Terrapins to five straight NCAA Division I Championships (1996-2000), three ACC titles and a combined record of 100-5.
She was a two-time team captain and three-time All-American. Kahoe garnered NCAA Goalie of the Year honors during her final two seasons in 1999 and 2000. In addition, she was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1997 and was a three-time ACC Goalie of the Year.
Kahoe was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2002 and, in 2006 she was selected to the NCAA 25th Anniversary All-Time Women’s Lacrosse Team.
Following her collegiate career she remained active as a player. She was selected for and played on the 2006 U.S. World Cup training team. She also competed for the Irish National Team at the 2009 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
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