Kate Livesay | Head Coach
Livesay joined the Panther staff in the summer of 2014. She came to Middlebury from NESCAC foe Trinity, where she served as the head coach for eight seasons, amassing a stunning career record of 127-26 (.830). Following the retirement of legendary coach Missy Foote in the summer of 2015, Livesay took over the reigns of the program.
In her first season as the Panther head coach, Livesay produced a memorable one for her alma mater. She guided her team to a program-record 22 wins (22-1) en route to winning Middlebury's sixth women's lacrosse NCAA Championship.
Livesay arrived at Trinity as a graduate assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey in 2004-05 and was appointed the school’s head women’s lacrosse coach in the summer of 2006. In her first season in 2007, Trinity won 12 games and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 after a 5-9 mark the previous spring.
From 2010 to 2014, Trinity compiled an astounding 94-10 record, including back-to-back 21-1 marks in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 squad captured the school’s first women's NCAA Championship, while the 2013 team advanced to the NCAA title game. The Bantams won NESCAC crowns from 2011-2014, advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals twice with three trips to the title game.
Livesay was named NESCAC Coach of the Year four times, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Regional Coach of the Year five times, while earning IWLCA National Coach of the Year honors in 2012.
Livesay earned a bachelor’s degree in American civilization at Middlebury, where she was a four-year starter in field hockey and lacrosse (All-American). She served as captain of both of those squads during her senior year, while being a member of the basketball team during her first two seasons. She earned her master’s degree in history from Trinity in 2007.
As a defender for the Middlebury lacrosse team, Livesay saw her team go 64-3 over her four seasons, winning NCAA Championships with perfect seasons in 2001 and 2002. The team won all three NESCAC Championships contested in her time, advancing to the final four in 2000 and the NCAA title game in 2003.
Katie Ritter | Assistant Coach
Ritter joined the staff in the summer of 2017 after two years at a consulting firm in Boston. Ritter returns to Middlebury after graduating in 2015 where she was a two-time All-American as a player.
Ritter served as the head coach of the Green Mountain girls' lacrosse program during the summer of 2013. She joins the coaching ranks after spending time working for a consulting group in Boston for the last two years.
As a player in the Panther uniform, Ritter was a two-time All-American with First-Team Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honors as a senior and third-team accolades following her rookie season. She was the 2012 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and was a three-time All-NESCAC selection and a four-time All-Region choice. A captain her senior season, Ritter played in 76 career games with 75 starts over her four years. She concluded her career with 189 points on 123 goals and 66 assists, including a career-best 72-point output (41-31-72) during her final season. She also picked up 119 career ground balls, grabbed 85 draw controls and 63 caused turnovers.