Chris Feifs

Chris Feifs enters his fifth year at the helm of the University of Vermont men's lacrosse program in 2021.

Vermont held a 3-1 record before the cancelation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. After dropping the opener at Holy Cross (Feb. 15), the Catamounts rattled off three straight wins on Virtue Field, beating Quinnipiac (Feb. 22), Merrimack (Feb. 29), and Dartmouth (Mar 7).

In 2019, Vermont finished the America East regular season with a 4-2 record for the second straight season. Vermont earned the second seed in the America East Tournament, the highest in program history. The team made its second straight trip to the America East Championship game.

Freshman David Closterman earn America East Rookie of the Year honors and a program-record eight Catamounts earn 11 All-Conference accolades. Senior Warren Jeffrey and junior Nick Washuta earned First Team All-Conference honors and five Cats earned a spot on the All-Conference Second Team.

Feifs guided the Catamounts to their most successful season in program history in 2018. UVM finished with a 12-4 overall record, the first UVM squad to record 12 wins in a season. No Catamount team had recorded 10 wins over Division I opponents in program history.

The 2018 squad matched a program record with six All-Conference selections and doubled the program's All-American selections with a pair in 2018 (MacKay, Washuta). The Vermont defense finished the season seventh in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 8.06 goals per game. Sophomore Nick Washuta led the nation with a .609 save percentage and was fourth in the NCAA with a 7.72 goals against average.

Feifs led the 2018 squad to the program's second conference title game, ultimately falling to top-seeded Albany. Undefeated at home for the first time since 1994, the Catamounts held teams under 10 goals 11 different times.

In the classroom, the 2018 Catamounts finished the fall semester with the highest team GPA in program history. Washuta became the first Cat named to the America East All-Academic team since A.J. Masson in 2013.

In 2017, his inaugural campaign directing the Catamounts, UVM made impressive strides on the field. The Catamounts rallied from five-goal deficits to win each of their first two games and ultimately began the season 3-0 for the first time since 2001. In doing so, Feifs became the first head coach in program history to win his first three games at the helm. Following the season, freshman Ben French was placed on the America East All-Rookie Team.