Washington College

300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620
Division 3 Maryland Northeast
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Kate Fowler

Three-time NCAA Division III National Champion Kate Fowler was named the head coach of the Washington College women's lacrosse team in July 2018. Fowler, who won her first national championship as a student-athlete at Hamilton College, had served as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College for five seasons, helping lead the Bullets to back-to-back national titles.


In Fowler's five seasons as an assistant coach at Gettysburg, the Bullets went 94-15, winning Centennial Conference Championships in 2014, 2016, and 2018, and NCAA Division III National Championships in 2017 and 2018. During that span, Gettysburg women's lacrosse student-athletes earned a total of nine All-America and 31 All-Centennial Conference honors. Fowler assisted in all aspects of the program, including practice planning and execution, scouting, recruiting, academic oversight, and strength and conditioning. She also was directly responsible for oversight of the team's goalkeepers and her work there paid great dividends; the Bullets finished in the top five in all of Division III in goals-against average each of the past three seasons and led the nation in save percentage this past spring.


Prior to arriving at Gettysburg, Fowler spent two seasons as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Connecticut College, overseeing the team’s defense and goalies. In her second season, she directed the Camels’ defense to its lowest goals-against average in 12 years. While at Connecticut College, she also served as a goalkeeper coach for the women’s soccer team for one season and served as an athletics department intern, assisting with facilities management and game management.


Fowler’s lacrosse coaching and instructional experience also includes time working at a number of camps, clinics, and showcases in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. During her time at Gettysburg, she was responsible for organizing and executing the Bullets’ annual 5v5 Tournament, Fall Prospect Day, and Summer Girls’ Lacrosse Camp.


A two-sport collegiate student-athlete, Fowler played four years as a goalkeeper in both lacrosse and soccer at Hamilton College, serving as a team captain in both sports as a senior. In lacrosse, she helped lead the Continentals to four consecutive Liberty League Championships and three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III Semifinals. The Continentals won the 2008 NCAA Division III Championship and finished as the national runners-up in 2010; Fowler was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team during both of those postseason runs. She was also a three-time All-Liberty League selection in lacrosse and earned Liberty League All-Academic Team honors in both sports. In 2010, she was honored with Hamilton’s Gelas Memorial Prize, which is awarded to the senior that has shown the greatest development in strength of character, leadership, and athletic ability. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics that spring.

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Patrice Coleman

Patrice Coleman joined the Shorewomen Lacrosse coaching staff in August of 2019. She arrives in Chestertown after serving as an assistant coach at Widener this past season.


In her one season at Widener, she helped the Pride reach the MAC Commonwealth Tournament for the first time in six years, achieve their first-ever postseason victory and advance to the semifinal round of the MAC Commonwealth Tournament. Offensively, the Pride increased their scoring 11.94 goals per game in 2018 to 14.78 scores a contest in 2019 under her tutelage.


Coleman was a four-year player at Division II Bloomsburg where she was a part of the 2012 team that won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship (PSAC) and reached the PSAC Tournament every year. In her four seasons with the Huskies (2012-15), she played in 66 games where she totaled 39 goals, 20 assists, 59 points, 51 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers as an attacker.


Following her playing career for Bloomsburg, she served as both a volunteer assistant and an assistant intern while completing her undergraduate studies in 2016 and then served for two years as a graduate assistant for the Huskies. In charge of the offense, Bloomsburg improved on offense in all three seasons she was on the coaching staff, going from 9.33 goals per game in 2016 to 10.5 goals per contest in 2017 to 12.11 scores per outing in 2018.


She also assisted in organizing and planning of the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship as the semifinals and championship game were hosted by Bloomsburg.


Coleman has also coached on the club level as she is currently serving as head coach of NXT Lacrosse Club and from 2016-18 she was the head coach for the Dynamite Lacrosse Club as both clubs are based in suburban Philadelphia.


Coleman earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg in 2016 and her M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Bloomsburg in 2018.

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