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Twenty-one Philly grads are head coaches for D1 women’s programs for 2022; this will be the last year for Princeton’s Sailer

Thursday, 13th January 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 1/13/22
Staff Report

There are 21 NCAA Division I women’s college programs in 2022 being led by head coaches that graduated from Philly/South Jersey area high schools.

Chris Sailer

The list of returning coaches features Princeton’s Chris Sailer (Haverford High), who has announced she will retire after the season following a brilliant 36-year career.

A 2008 US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame inductee, Sailer was the first lacrosse coach, male or female, ever to reach 400 wins at one Division I school and the second Division I women’s coach overall to reach the milestone.

She has guided the Tigers to three NCAA championships, 11 national semifinal appearances, 26 NCAA tournament appearances and 15 Ivy League titles. Her overall record is 418-164. She was inducted into the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Haverford High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Philly graduates coaching Division I women’s lacrosse team in 2019:
Amy Bokker (Phoenixville grad, coach at Ohio State)
Laura Cook Korutz (Penncrest, Sacred Heart)
Colleen Dawson (West Chester East, William and Mary)
Jill DePetris Batcheller (Archbishop Carroll, Villanova)
Jenna Dingler (Washington Township-NJ, Manhattan)
Chelsea Gamble Hoffmann (Moorestown-NJ, Oregon)
Jenny Graap (West Chester East, Cornell)
Heather Holt (Radnor, Old Dominion)
Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin, St. Joseph’s University)
Kerstin Kimel (Haverford High, Duke)
Laura Maness (North Penn, Kennesaw State)
Katie McConnell (Holy Cross-NJ, Lafayette)
Lauren Morton (Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Boston University)
Julie Myers (Harriton, Virginia)
Amanda O’Leary (Spring-Ford, Florida)
Gina Oliver Thomas (Pottstown, Cincinnati)
Bonnie Rosen (Harriton, Temple)
Chris Sailer (Haverford High, Princeton)
Katrina Silva (Strath Haven, Robert Morris)
Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, Navy)
Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional-NJ, Army)



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