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Women’s lacrosse; @LafayetteWLAX, @ArcadiaWLAX name assistant coaches

Monday, 28th September 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 9/28/15
From Press Releases

Lafayette head coach Alison Fisher has announced the hiring of Kristen Masullo as an assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse program. Masullo, a four-year starting goalkeeper at Liberty, was most recently a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater last spring.

The Berkeley Heights, N.J., native started 69 of the 71 games she appeared in for the Flames, finishing her career with 675 saves and a .437 save percentage. Masullo was a First-Team All-Conference performer in the now-dissolved National Lacrosse Conference in 2011, and she was a Second-Team All-Big South player as a junior. She ranked in the top-five in the NCAA for saves during her freshman and sophomore seasons, and her .473 save percentage as a freshman ranked her 14th in the nation.

Masullo worked primarily with the goalkeepers as an assistant for the program in 2015, as Liberty posted a 5-2 record in the Big South and made it to the conference’s championship game. She has additionally served as a goalie coach at Gardner-Webb, and she was the lacrosse coach at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va.

A three-year Big South Academic Honor Roll member, Masullo graduated from Liberty in 2014 with a B.S. in exercise science and a minor in psychology. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and became a certified personal trainer earlier this year.

Arcadia names assistant

Kate Higgins is entering her first season as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Arcadia University in 2016 after completing her four-year collegiate career at perennial national championship contender Gettysburg College.

Higgins made the transition from midfield to defense as a senior, starting in all but one of her 19 games played and helping lead a defense that allowed 6.93 goals per game. She finished as the team leader with 38 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers, while also grabbing 15 draw controls.

Higgins helped lead the Bullets to a berth in the 2015 Centennial Conference title game and a berth in the NCAA Division III regional final. Gettysburg won three consecutive Centennial championships from 2012-14, and advanced as far as the national quarterfinals in 2014.

Higgins earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Gettysburg in 2015, and was a two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honoree.

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