Kate Athing

Athing completed her sixth season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Marymount University in the 2020 season.

Prior to her role as the head coach, she served as the assistant for four seasons. She is the sixth head coach in program history.

As the Saints head coach, Athing has coached four All-Atlantic East Conference and eight All-Capital Athletic Conference award winners, including two three-time All-CAC second-team selections in Abby Wescott and Liah Agouras.

The Saints were off to a stellar start in 2020 prior to the season being shuddered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as Athing guided the team to an undefeated mark of 7-0. Under Athing's watch, Maegan Gagnon became the second Marymount student-athlete to earn the Atlantic East Medal of Inspiration.

In 2019, Athing guided the program through the first year of the Atlantic East Conference, finishing the season 13-8 (4-2 Atlantic East), tying the program record for wins in a season. The team earned a berth into the Atlantic East tournament and a fourth-straight trip to the ECAC championship tournament. The team advanced to the semifinal round in both tournaments, giving the Saints their fourth-straight appearance in the ECAC semifinals. She coached Jessica Crew and Bridgette Stacom to first-team All-Atlantic East selections, while Holly Reik and Caroline Wolford were named to the second team.

In 2018, Athing led the Saints to an appearance in the CAC tournament, along with a trip back to the ECAC semifinals. The team finished the year with a 10-10 record, marking the third-straight season with double-digit wins.

The 2017 season finished with the Saints claiming the ECAC Division III Championship, with an 11-3 win over Misericordia University on May 14 for the program's first ECAC Championship. Marymount posted a 13-6 record on the year, marking the most single-season wins in program history.

The Saints concluded a program-setting 2016 campaign with a 10-9 record and made an appearance in the CAC playoffs. For the first time in school history, the squad earned a bid to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship and played into the second round. Athing had a trio of Saints earn All-Conference honors and helped lead the team to its first over .500 season since 2003. A part of their win total raised a new program record, sporting a seven-game win streak that spanned over three weeks.

Athing joined the Saints staff after a four-year playing career at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania.