HARTFORD, CT, November 15, 2012 - The annual "Best of Lacrosse" awards voting has closed and Trinity Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kate Livesay has been elected "Best Women's Coach". The awards are voted on each year on LaxMagazine.com, and Livesay received 35 percent of the total votes. Northwestern's Kelly Amonte-Hiller was second with 25 percent of the vote.
Livesay, a four-time NESCAC Coach of the Year and the 2012 National Coach of the Year, guided a Bantam team that defeated previously-undefeated Salisbury, 8-7, on May 20 to complete the greatest season in the program's history with its first NCAA Division III Championship title. The Bantams set a new College record for wins in a season with 21 this spring against just one loss, and qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the sixth straight season and the eighth time overall with a 9-1 league mark that gave the Bantams the top seed in the league tourney for the third straight time. Trinity downed Bates, 15-4, Hamilton, 9-8, in overtime, and Middlebury, 11-10, on a last-second goal in the NESCAC Tournament to capture its second-straight league crown, qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the eighth time and the third year in a row. The Bantams defeated Bridgewater State, 16-1, Buffalo State, 17-6, Colby, 7-5, and Cortland State, 7-5, to advance to the NCAA title game.
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