Former Syracuse goalie, Richardson will start her new submit on July 10
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Director of Athletics Jamie Joss introduced Kelsey Richardson as the brand new head coach of the Florida Tech girls’s lacrosse program. A former Syracuse goalie, Richardson will start her new submit on July 10.
“Kelsey’s taking part in expertise and achievements at Syracuse, coupled with the event and mentorship from Coach Gait and Thorpe, and her teaching data and steerage gained at Campbell underneath Coach Easley, present the muse for elevating our success right here at Florida Tech,” Joss mentioned.
“She aligns with our mission of growing various athletes into students, champions, and leaders, and possesses the fervour and dedication to constructing unity with our crew to blaze a path in direction of greatness and go away an indelible mark on Panther girls’s lacrosse.
“We recognize the participation of our athletics workers, the ladies’s lacrosse scholar-athletes, and our search committee members within the interview course of,” Joss added.
“Tara Van Ness, Affiliate AD for Enterprise Operations and Ladies’s Lacrosse Sports activities Administrator; Marc Small, Assistant Director of Athletics Partnerships & Promotions, Luis Velez, Assistant Athletics Director for Sports activities Drugs & Efficiency, and Brad MacArthur, Head Males’s Lacrosse Coach all invested vital time within the overview of candidates, the interviews, and the analysis of all suggestions in choosing the right match for our division and the way forward for our girls’s lacrosse program.”
Richardson involves Florida Tech after serving on the Campbell College girls’s lacrosse teaching workers since 2021, the place she performed a big function in back-to-back record-setting seasons.
Over her two seasons, Richardson assisted in producing a 22-14 document, a Massive South title recreation look, seven all-conference alternatives, and 5 particular person high honors with back-to-back Massive South Defensive and Midfielder of the 12 months alternatives, in addition to a Scholar-Athlete of the 12 months honoree. Moreover, the Camels ranked among the many high 10 nationally in a number of statistical classes.
“I’m deeply honored to imagine the place of Head Ladies’s Lacrosse Coach at Florida Tech,” mentioned Richardson. “I want to specific my honest gratitude to Athletic Director Jamie Joss and your complete choice committee for his or her precious time and for believing in my imaginative and prescient for this system”.
“Florida Tech is an excellent establishment with distinctive lecturers and world-class services. I’m wanting to elevate the ladies’s lacrosse program to new heights aligning with the establishment’s imaginative and prescient and values.
“My foremost aim is to domesticate a championship tradition that unites and evokes present crew members, potential scholar-athletes, alumni, and your complete Panther group. By fostering an surroundings of excellence, dedication, and teamwork, we’ll attempt to realize outstanding success each on and off the sphere”.
In her first season at CU, Richardson helped the Camels to a faculty record-tying 10 wins, setting a faculty document for Massive South victories in a single 12 months with seven. CU additionally set one other program document with seven consecutive wins through the 2022 marketing campaign.
Defensively, the Camels have been among the many greatest groups within the nation, rating among the many nation’s high 10 in prompted turnovers (seventh, 11.29) and floor balls (third, 20.94).
The 2023 season noticed new data set in complete wins (12), objectives, assists, factors, draw controls, floor balls, and prompted turnovers. They led the nation in floor balls per recreation (20.63) and prompted turnovers per recreation (14.11).
This system reached the Massive South title recreation for the second time in program historical past and the primary since 2017, the place they fell to Mercer by one aim.
Previous to Campbell, Richardson was the assistant ladies’ coach at IMG Academy from 2019-21. She was liable for all crew planning, group, and communications for IMG’s lady’s lacrosse program, in addition to designing coaching applications.
At IMG, Richardson additionally carried out this system’s “Management Council” and Empowered Feminine Athlete group to supply extra worth for athletes.
Moreover, Richardson has coached on the membership degree, serving as head coach of the Orange Crush Ladies (2013-15), West Tampa Wolves Youth Lax Membership (2016-19), and the Lax Maniax 2023 Black (2018-19).
A former Syracuse crew captain, Richardson helped the Orange to 4 straight NCAA Ultimate 4 berths (2012-15), together with two nationwide championship recreation appearances in 2012 and 2014, a 2015 ACC Championship title, and a 2012 Massive East title. The fourth-time convention all-academic crew performer ranks amongst Syracuse’s all-time saves leaders with 329.
A 2015 graduate of Syracuse, Richardson earned a level in Psychology with a minor in Athletic Teaching.
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