Katie Moore's 5th season at the helm of the Pioneers’ Lacrosse program has promise to be her best season yet. Moore has led the Pioneers to the postseason the past two years,where they have been seeded No. 6 in the tournament. She has transformed the program and looks to continue the steady improvement into the 2020 season.
B.S., Psychology, St. Mary’s College of California (2005)
M.S., General Education, Elmira College (2009)
Head Coach, Smith College (2015-present)
Head Coach, Elmira College (2007-2015)
Assistant Coach, Elmira College (2006-2007)
Skills Development, Game Strategies and Recruiting, St. James Independent School for Girls in London England (2005-2006)
Skills Development, Game Strategies and Recruiting, Hitchin Lacrosse Development Program (2005-2006)
In her fourth year, Moore has led the Pioneers to a second consecutive NEWMAC Championship appearance. The team finished overall at .500 (9-9) again, while maintaining a 3-5 conference record.
The No. 6 Pioneers were stopped short in the NEWMAC Tournament by No. 3 Springfield College.
Two Pioneers were selected to be NEWMAC All-Conference as both Emily Briggs and Katie Christensen were named to the Second Team. Briggs and Christensen led the NEWMAC in caused turnovers and ground balls as Briggs (54 CT, 67 GB) ranked first and Christensen (45 CT, 57 GB) followed behind.
Moore got her first taste of NEWMAC Championship play during her third season at the helm of the program as she led the Pioneers to their first NEWMAC tournament birth since 2012. The Pioneers finished the season overall at .500 (8-8) and improved to 3-5 in conference play.
Moore's squad received the No. 6 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament. Their season ended in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals against No. 3 Springfield College, 4-14.
The Pioneers had a stud of their own on the 2018 team in Senior Caroline Myran. In their final year, Myren was selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team. They finished their career at Smith by achieving season career highs in goals (47), assists (20), points (67), ground balls (60), caused turnovers (46) and draw controls (89).
Although the Pioneers missed the NEWMAC tournament, their overall record improved by five games (10-7 overall, 2-6 conf.).
Assisted Julia Hamilton in following up an impressive sophomore campaign where she put herself six points away from the 100th point milestone. Hamilton recorded her 100th career point early in the season in a win against Western Connecticut. She finished her Junior season with 24 goals and 11 assists.
In her first year as Head Coach of the Pioneers, Moore recorded one more win than the year before (5-11 overall, 1- conf.), initiating a program turnaround.
Moore coached standout goalkeeper, Sarah Price, to her first NEWMAC honor as she was selected as an All-Conference Second Team member as a sophomore. She ranked second in the NEWMAC in both saves (145) and saves percentage (.495).
In their final season as a Pioneer and first under Moore, Ray Silveria recorded their 100th career goal in a 13-10 loss to Wilkes University.
Moore a four-year starter at DI St. Mary’s College of California. In her final season as a Gael, Moore obtained the single-season record for goalkeeper saves (193), and the single-game record for goalkeeper saves (26; at Denver, 4/9/05). Her stellar goalkeeper abilities rank her third on the Gaels' all-time career saves list (379), where she will remain as the lacrosse program has been discontinued.
Prior to Smith
Although Moore graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California, she went on to pursue her true passion, coaching lacrosse. Right out of college, Moore moved to England for a year where she began working as an assistant coach for the St. James Independent School for the Girls Lacrosse team in London. She was responsible for skills development, game strategies and recruiting. Simultaneously, Moore joined the Hitchin Lacrosse Development Program in Hitchin, having identical responsibilities. After a year in England, Moore moved back to the States. She obtained the assistant laccrosse coach position at Elmira College in New York. Once she had a year of being an assistant to put on her resume, Moore was promoted to Head Coach for the next seven years. During her stint at Elmira, Moore produced over ten All-Conference players. Her background as a goalkeeper helped her improve the Soaring Eagles’ defense as goalkeeper, Malorie Stockwell ‘07, sits at the top of six categories; Wins (Season, Career), Save Percentage (Season, Career), Goals Against (Season) and Goals Against Average (Career).