Jan. 14, 2010
Ottawa, Ont. – Notre Dame women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kateri Linville has been selected as one of three assistant coaches for the Canadian Under-19 team that will compete for the 2011 World Cup in Hannover, Germany in August of 2011.
The announcement was made by the Canadian Lacrosse Association, the National Team program and Under-19 team head coach Scott Teeter. Linville joins Tami Rayner and Scott Tucker on Teeter’s staff.
In making the announcement, Teeter said, “I’m very excited to bring together this trio of coaching talent to bring out the best in our players. Each coach brings a unique skill set to our team and with their knowledge, passion, preparation and most importantly, intensity, we fully intend to lead Canada to the gold medal game in Hannover.”
Linville, who is in her fifth season as an assistant at Notre Dame, is excited about the opportunity to coach at the international level.
“It’s an honor to be selected to represent Team Canada and to have the opportunity to work with the coaching staff that Scott Teeter has put together. We plan on bringing new energy and intensity to the Under-19 program,” said Linville.
“I am thrilled to be involved with the game on the international level. Being a part of the 2011 U-19 World Cup is exciting as a coach. We look to elevate Canada’s level of play and position them to compete in their first gold medal game.”
A member of Tracy Coyne’s coaching staff, Linville has played a key role in Notre Dame’s success over the last four seasons as the team has advanced to three NCAA Tournaments (2006, 2008, 2009), one NCAA Final Four (2006) and the school’s first-ever BIG EAST Championship (2009).
In 2009, the Irish had a school record 16 wins, going 16-5 overall and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
In her coaching career, Linville assisted two other championship programs. At Moorestown High School, she helped her alma mater to its fourth straight New Jersey state title in 2003. At the University of Virginia, she was part of the Cavalier’s ACC and NCAA Championship in 2004 and return to the national title game in 2005.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Delaware, Linville was a four-time scholar-athlete and captain of the 2002-03 women’s lacrosse team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in health and exercise science and received her Masters of Education with a concentration in sport & exercise psychology from Virginia in 2007.
As a two-year member of US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program, Linville helped develop and edit the coaches education curriculum as well as co-author “Go to Drills: Developing the Complete Lacrosse Player and Building a Winning Lacrosse Program.” She continues to serve the lacrosse community as a clinician of camps and clinics in the United States and around the world.