Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/29/19
From Press Release
The University of Delaware Athletic Department announced Monday a change in leadership of the women’s lacrosse program as head coach Kateri Linville, following her ninth season at Delaware, will not return next season.
“I want to thank Kateri for her dedication to the University of Delaware and her student-athletes,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Chrissi Rawak said. “Kateri and her student-athletes have always represented us the right way and cared deeply for the University and this community. However, at this point, we felt it was necessary for us to provide new leadership for our program moving forward.”
In nine seasons, Linville – a Moorestown High graduate – compiled a 79-75, including a 28-28 mark in CAA contests and four CAA Tournament appearances. The program boasted its first-ever CAA Breakout Player of the Year (Caitlin McCartney), CAA Defensive Player of the Year (Erin Wein) and had two players selected to try out for the U.S. National Team (Caitlin McCartney, Jamie Schwartz) and one for the Canadian National Team (Casey Lyons) under Linville’s guidance.
Linville and her staff championed the outstanding efforts of the Blue Hens in the classroom and the community. Delaware was consistently recognized on the IWLCA Team Academic Honor Roll and also earned the IWLCA Team Community Service Award in 2015. Additionally, the Blue Hens claimed their first-ever CAA Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year in Kalyn McDonough, one IWLCA Individual Community Service recipient (Elyse Andrews) and several Yeardley Love Unsung Hero award finalists.
Linville is a 2003 graduate of the University of Delaware and was a four-year member of the women’s lacrosse program.
“Becoming a head coach at my alma mater was an honor I will always cherish,” Linville commented. “They say home is where the heart is – Delaware is a place I will always call home. I am forever grateful for my time here as both a player and a coach. I wish the team all the best moving forward.”