WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kristin Ramey has been named McDaniel College's head women's lacrosse coach, announced by Director of Athletics Paul Moyer on Friday.
"As we conducted this search, Kristin stood out to us as the person who fit the best and the one we wanted leading our women's lacrosse program," Moyer said. "As an alum, a coach with great knowledge of and success in the game and someone who is experienced in recruiting at a high level and in our region, she was the perfect fit. It was a very strong pool of candidates and Kristin emerged quickly as the leading candidate. We are confident that she will be able to continue to build our program upon her return to the Hill and we are excited to have her joining us – again."
Ramey, a 2005 graduate of McDaniel, has spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Denison, where she amassed a 28-8 record. She made a pair of North Coast Athletic Conference tournament appearances, including winning the championship in her debut season. Ramey led the Big Red to an NCAA tournament win in her initial appearance, defeating Adrian 11-10 in double overtime before falling to Centennial Conference (CC)-champion Gettysburg in the second round to finish 15-5 on the year.
For an encore, her Denison team opened this past season with 12 straight wins en route to a 13-3 campaign and another conference tournament appearance.
"I would like to thank Paul Moyer and the administration for this incredible opportunity," Ramey said. "It is a privilege and honor to lead the women's lacrosse program at my alma mater. I am excited to return to the Hill because of the foundation and traditions already established in the program as well as the renewed support for athletics in the McDaniel community. I am committed and eager to building the team to consistently compete in the Centennial Conference tournament and contend for a conference championship."
After a successful playing career in both lacrosse and field hockey at McDaniel and graduating with a degree in exercise science and physical education, Ramey spent a year as a lacrosse coach and physical education teacher at Bedford High School in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Following her oversees experience, Ramey returned to her alma mater as an assistant on the sidelines of both the Green Terror women's lacrosse and field hockey teams, spending four years on staff before spending one year as an assistant at Bridgewater (Va.) immediately prior to her stint in Granville, Ohio.
As a student-athlete at McDaniel, Ramey was the recipient of McDaniel's Women's Athletic Alumnae Award for the most outstanding senior athlete as a four-year member of the Green Terror field hockey and women's lacrosse teams.
She was twice named to the CC first team in lacrosse and also earned third-team All-America honors from insidelacrosse.com following her senior campaign. She led the squad in goals (40), assists (13), points (53) and caused turnovers (25). An all-region selection after her junior season, Ramey was the team's MVP after pacing the team in ground balls (64) and caused turnovers (30).
During her four years, she amassed 73 goals and 26 assists for 99 points to rank among the all-time leaders in each category. Her 150 career ground balls still ranks fourth all-time while her 76 caused turnovers is third and her 86 draw controls ranks ninth.
On the field hockey squad, she earned the team's most improved player award in 2003. During her four years, she totaled 11 goals and four assists for 26 points.
In addition to her collegiate coaching accomplishments, Ramey has also served as the director for numerous lacrosse camps and presented at various seminars, including three times at the CC's Snell-Shillingford Coaching Symposium.
In addition, at all three institutions, she has not only coached but also served as an instructor in exercise science.
Ramey will assume her duties immediately.