Foote Named Asst. Coach For U.S. Team

August 30, 2006

Middlebury College women's lacrosse coach Missy Foote has been named an assistant coach for the 2006-07 U.S. Women's Developmental lacrosse team.

Foote, the head coach at Middlebury College, is one of just four coaches in collegiate women's lacrosse history to amass more than 300 victories. She led her team to the NCAA Division III championship in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004 and has guided the Panthers to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III tournament 13 consecutive seasons. Foote, a graduate of Springfield College, has a career record of 303-70-1. She is a five-time national coach of the year and also led Middlebury to the 1998 NCAA Division III field hockey championship.

Tryouts for the 2006-07 U.S. Elite and Developmental teams were held from Aug. 5-6 at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. More than 130 of the nation's top lacrosse players competed for spots on the teams including the past four recipients of the Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation's outstanding collegiate player (Princeton's Rachael Becker Dececco, Virginia's Amy Appelt, Duke's Katie Chrest and Northwestern's Kristen Kjellman) and four members of the 2005 U.S. World Cup team (Dececco, Quinn Carney, Kristen Sommar and Jess Wilk).

The U.S. Elite and Developmental teams have two scheduled weekends of competition in the upcoming months. The teams will play top college programs during the Stars and Stripes Weekend from Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Northern Virginia and during the Champions Challenge Weekend from Jan. 27-28, 2007 in Orlando, Fla.