Women's Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach
Joining the Notre Dame coaching staff in 2006 as a volunteer assistant is 2002 graduate Kathryn Lam.
One of the Notre Dame women[apos]s lacrosse program[apos]s first-ever All-Americans, Lam is back at Notre Dame, working on her master[apos]s in business administration.
Defense was the name of Lam[apos]s game as a player, and she will team with Kateri Linville in working with the 2006 defensive unit.
A member of Notre Dame[apos]s first-ever NCAA Tournament team in 2002, Lam was a three-time team captain and four-year starter for the Irish.
A teammate of second-year Irish assistant, Alissa Moser, Lam was a second-team All-American in 2002, helping Notre Dame to a 13-5 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Lam was an IWLCA Mid-Atlantic region selection in three consecutive years – 2000 (first team), 2001 (second team) and 2002 (first team).
A member of Tracy Coyne[apos]s first big recruiting class that featured four high school All-Americans, Lam was the backbone of Notre Dame[apos]s defense along with classmates Tina Fedarcyk and Maureen Henwood.
She finished her Irish career ranked first in ground balls (193), second in caused turnovers (83) and third in draw controls (90). Lam scored 14 goals and three assists for 17 points in 63 career games for the Irish.
Lam Information As A Player
Joined junior Danielle Shearer as first-ever women[apos]s lacrosse all-Americans at Notre Dame in 2002 … selected a second-team (as was Shearer) Intercollegiate Women[apos]s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) all-American … named to the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Region team in three consecutive seasons – 2000 (first-team), 2001 (second-team) and 2002 (first-team) … three-time team captain … four-year starter … backbone of the Notre Dame defense for four seasons along with fellow graduates Tina Fedarcyk and Maureen Henwood … usually drew the responsibility of shutting down the opponent[apos]s top scorers … natural leader who brought intensity and strong decision-making to the Notre Dame defense … finished her Notre Dame career ranked first in ground balls (193), second in caused turnovers (83) and third in draw controls (90) … had 14 goals and three assists for 17 points in 63 career games for the Irish … member of the United States National team[apos]s developmental squad … represented Midwest region in the United States Women[apos]s Lacrosse Association 1999 and 2000 national tournament.
AS A SENIOR: Capped brilliant four-year Notre Dame career by being selected second-team IWLCA all-American … along with teammate Danielle Shearer, became first Notre Dame women[apos]s lacrosse player to receive all-American honors … was also named to the first-team IWLCA all-Mid-Atlantic Region Team for the third straight season … team captain for third consecutive year … selected as Notre Dame National Monogram Club[apos]s team MVP during 2002 season, her second team MVP award (2000) … helped Notre Dame defense to seventh-lowest goals against average (7.49) in the nation (over two goals lower than previous best school average) … led Notre Dame with 58 ground balls (just four off her school record of 62 set during 2000 season) … tied for second in caused turnovers (17).
AS A JUNIOR: Named to the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic team for the second time as a second-team selection … leader of a Notre Dame defense that limited opponents to 9.53 goals per game – the best in school history at the time … served as team captain for the second consecutive season … scored four goals for four points in 2001 … second on the team in ground balls (38) and draw controls (26) … forced 15 turnovers during the season … scored goals at Virginia Tech, at home versus Denver and then had the first multiple goal game of her career with two goals versus Rutgers.
AS A SOPHOMORE: One of two IWLCA Mid-Atlantic all-region honors … first Irish player to earn first-team all-region honors … voted team[apos]s Notre Dame National Monogram Club MVP … led the team with 35 caused turnovers and a single-season record 62 ground balls … started strong with five ground balls and three forced turnovers in the season-opener and duplicated the effort against Ohio … grabbed a game-high six ground balls and forced four turnovers against Vanderbilt … caused a season-high five turnovers against Connecticut … collected seven ground balls against Rutgers.
AS A FRESHMAN: Immediate contributor to Irish squad … started all 15 games on defense … provided spark to the team as one of two Irish players to collect at least 30 ground balls and control at least 30 draws … her 35 ground balls tied for tops on team with Maureen Henwood … also caused 16 turnovers, fourth best on squad … took just eight shots but scored on seven of them … totaled season highs for goals (4) and points (5) in season finale against Columbia … scored in final minute of first half against Duke … tallied first career goal against Davidson … also scored against Denver … registered first career point with assist against Ohio State.
PREP AND PERSONAL: USWLA first team all-American as a high school senior … won 12 varsity letters at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, four in basketball and soccer, three in lacrosse and one in softball … team MVP and captain during senior season … selected to represent New Jersey in the USWLA national tournament and North Jersey at 1997 STX Festival … named Trenton Times player of the year in 1998 … second-team all-state selection by the Newark Star Ledger … all-time career assist leader at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School … daughter of [quote]Tony[quote] Yiu-Kuen and Linda Lam … has two younger sisters … born May 15, 1980, in Edison, N.J. … graduated in May of 2002 with a degree in accounting from the Mendoza College of Business.