Ithaca College

Ithaca College Athletics
1049 Hill Center Ithaca, NY 14850
Division 3 New York Northeast
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Karrie Moore

Karrie Moore was hired in August of 2015 as the 11th head women's lacrosse coach in the program's illustrious history. The Bombers identified Moore, who served as an assistant coach with Cornell University for the last seven seasons, as the best coaching candidate. Moore will begin her third year at the helm of the Ithaca women's lacrosse program in 2017-18.


Moore took the IC women's program into uncharted territory in 2017, guiding the Bombers to their first ever appearance in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Ithaca posted a 14-5 record during the year, which included a first-place finish in the Empire 8 Conference during the regular season. The Bombers defeated four ranked teams during the year, which included a win over then-No. 2 Trinity (Conn.) that set new program bests.


Moore guided eight student-athletes to Empire 8 All-Conference recognition, headlined by Ally Runyon and Kimberly Presuto who were named Empire 8 Player and Goalie of the Year, respectively. Five Bombers went on to earn IWLCA All-Region accolades, while Runyon and Long earned All-America honors.


In her first season at the head of the Ithaca program, Moore posted a 14-6 record, which included the team's first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 2011. She guided the Bombers to a dominant 24-2 victory over Regis in the Opening Round of the NCAA Tournament, marking just the second NCAA Tournament win in program history.


Under her guidance, six IC players earned Empire 8 All-Conference accolades at the conclusion of the year, headlined by Kimberly Presuto and Allie Panara who earned Goalie and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Additionally, four Bombers went on to earn IWLCA All-Region recognition.


Moore, a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, was a standout goalkeeper during her playing days at Penn. While at Cornell, she focused primarily on the defense and goalies during an assistant coaching tenure that saw the Big Red post a 57-52 record while qualifying for the Ivy League tournament in each of her final four seasons with the program.


"Karrie Moore is the best possible choice as the next leader for the Ithaca College women's lacrosse program. I am thrilled to welcome Karrie to the IC community and our athletics family," said Susan Bassett '79, Ithaca's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports.


"Karrie is committed to excellence both academically and athletically, and she has a keen sense of the importance of creating a quality student experience as part of a comprehensive education here at IC."


Moore, who also served as an assistant coach at Colgate, has a strong familiarity with the Ithaca area and is confident she can add to the already strong prestige of the Ithaca program.


"I am honored to serve as the next head women's lacrosse coach at Ithaca College. This program has a tremendous tradition and I look forward to working with the team and alumnae to build on prior successes while aiming for even higher achievements," said Moore, a four-year letter winner at Penn who graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology.


"I want to thank Susan Bassett, Michelle Manning and the entire search committee for being outstanding ambassadors for both the program and the institution. I am proud to become part of the Bombers' family.


Moore will take over an Ithaca program that has been to the NCAA tournament five times since the 2001 season, and has advanced into the Empire 8 championship eight times since 2004. During the 2014 season, Ithaca posted an 11-8 record (6-2 in the Empire 8) and advanced into the conference championship for the fourth straight year.


Under Moore's tutelage in 2015, Cornell's goalies helped lead a unit that surrendered just 8.88 goals per game, the fourth-lowest goals-against average in the conference.


Moore had similar responsibilities in her two seasons coaching with Colgate, helping guide the Raiders to a Patriot League title and a spot in the 2008 NCAA tournament. She assisted in the development of 10 All-Patriot League players in her two seasons, with Colgate advancing to the Patriot League tournament both years.


"Karrie has played and coached lacrosse at a high level while working with some of the best coaches in the country throughout her lacrosse life," Bassett said. "Best of all, she loves what we love: Ithaca College, the joy of competition, and helping student-athletes realize their individual potential while working together to achieve high goals as a team."


The highlight of her playing career came during her senior season, when Moore was the Quakers' starting goalkeeper. She registered an 8-3 record and finished the 2006 campaign among the Ancient Eight leaders in goals-against average (7.23) and save percentage (.478) as Penn finished the campaign 10-6 overall.

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Kayla Minner

Kayla Minner joined the Ithaca College coaching staff in July of 2018. She is set to enter her first season as a member of head coach Karrie Moore's coaching staff in 2019.


Minner brings a wealth of experience from the collegiate ranks as both a standout student-athlete and an impressive coaching resume. Most recently, Minner served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Winthrop for the past two seasons. Serving under Julika Blankenship, Minner helped the program to a 23-16 record in her two years with the program, which included a 14-6 record and appearance in Big South Championship Game this past spring.


Minner played a pivotal role in all aspects of Winthrop’s program, which included serving as the program’s offensive coordinator and also work with the team’s goalkeepers. She also was the program’s recruiting coordinator, dealing extensively in scouting and talent evaluation, as well as organizing scholarship reward and academic support. Minner also played roles in developing practice plans and coordinate fundraising opportunities for the program through external events and camps.


Minner’s on-field results spoke for themselves, as Winthrop boasted one of the most prolific attacks in NCAA Division I this past spring. The Eagles ranked in the Top-15 nationally for both goals, goals per game, assists and assists per game for the year. Winthrop’s 303 goals and 15.15 goals per game were both the top marks in the Big South during the regular season. During her time at Winthrop, nine players earned All-Big South Conference selection under her coaching tutelage.


Prior to her work at Winthrop, Minner continued to serve as an assistant under Blankenship when both coaches worked at Queens College, an NCAA Division II program located in Charlotte, N.C. She spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Queens, helping the program to a 31-8 mark during her time with the program, which included a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play. Highlighting her tenure at the program was the 2016 campaign, which witnessed the program earn its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Royals went on to score its first NCAA Tournament win in a 12-9 win over Minner’s alma-mater Mercyhurst, before ultimately bowing out to Lindenwood in the Quarterfinal Round. While at Queens, she helped coach 17 players to All-South Atlantic Conference honors, while five players went on to be named All-Region honorees.


Minner’s introduction to the coaching ranks came during the 2013 season, as she served as a graduate-assistant at NCAA Division II Bloomsburg, which included a brief stint as the program’s interim head coach during the final months of her degree program. She continued to play a role in all facets of the program outlined above, while also heading up the program’s offseason dynamic training regimen and camp schedule. The Huskies went 9-8 during her season with the program, while three team members earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selection.


At the club level, Minner has also played a key role with the Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club over the past five years. In addition to coaching one of the club’s prep teams, she has worked extensively with club founder Lisa Mitchelides in organizing clinics and camps.


Prior to beginning her collegiate coaching career, Minner was a standout student-athlete on Mercyhurst’s women’s lacrosse team. She accumulated 136 goals and 55 assists over her collegiate career from 2009-2013. Minner’s efforts on and off the field earned her the head captain title in 2012 and 2013 when she was named to the All-PSAC First Team. She was also an IWLCA Senior All-Star and a member of the IWLCA Division II Academic Honor Squad in 2013.


Minner earned her under-graduate degree from Mercyhurst in 2013 after double majoring in early childhood education and special education. She also earned her master’s degree from Bloomsburg in education with a focus on student affairs.

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