Asso. AD, SWA & Women's Lacrosse
Foote is now in her 37th year on the Middlebury athletic staff and her 33rd year as head coach of women's lacrosse. Her squads have won five NCAA Championships since '97, including four perfect seasons ('99, '01, '02, '04). The Panthers also made 14 straight trips to the final four from '94-'07 and have appeared in eight NCAA title games. The Panthers have also hosted eight of 12 NESCAC Tournaments, winning the title seven times.
The Panthers are recognized as a national power in women's lacrosse, boasting a 51-game winning streak during '01, '02 and most of '03. From ’97-’04, the Panthers lost just seven games, earning an overall mark of 131-7 en route to their five national titles. In '12, Foote was named to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
She has also guided the Panthers to two ECAC championships and has an overall record of 394-103-1. Foote was the '94, '97, '00, '01 and '02 Division III New England and National Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year. She earned NESCAC coach of the year honors from '01-'05, while being named the regional coach of the year in '12 and '13.
2001 marked Foote's 21st and final year as head coach of the field hockey program at Middlebury. She ended her career with a record of 180-95-12 for a .648 winning percentage. Her 180 wins are more than any other coach in the 33-year history of the program at Middlebury. Her most successful season came in 1998 when she led the team to a 17-1 record and its first NCAA Championship. She has also paced the team to NCAA Tournament appearances in '94 and '96. During her reign, the team made six ECAC Tournament appearances and captured a pair of ECAC crowns in '93 and '97. She was named the Division III Regional and National Coach of the Year in '94 and '98.
A 1974 Springfield College graduate, Foote coached field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont, before joining the Middlebury staff in 1977. She recently completed a lengthy tenure as the director of physical education at Middlebury.
Foote also serves as the Senior Woman Administrator and Associate Athletic Director at Middlebury.
Field Hockey & Asst. Women's Lacrosse
DeLorenzo enters her 13th season as the head coach of the Panther field hockey program. She came to Middlebury after serving as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach at Skidmore for the previous six seasons.
DeLorenzo has led the Panthers to tremendous success over the past 12 years, including an impressive 177-46 record. In that time, the Panthers advanced to the NCAA Championship game on four occasions. She earned New England Coach of the Year honors in '03 and '04, while being deemed the Division III National Coach of the Year in '03. The team also captured the '03 and '12 NESCAC titles.
DeLorenzo graduated from Goucher College in '90, where she was an All-American field hockey and lacrosse player, as well as a swimmer. She was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in the spring of '13.
Following graduation, she attended Indiana State University where she earned her master's degree in athletic administration in '92. While at Indiana State, she began her coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant field hockey coach for Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament in '91. After receiving her master's, DeLorenzo took a position at Oberlin College in Ohio as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach in the fall of '92, becoming an assistant athletic director during her third and final year.
DeLorenzo began working at Skidmore College in the fall of '95 as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach. She led the field hockey team to NCAA Tournament appearances in '98 and '99 and was named the UCAA (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association) coach of the year in both of those seasons. She earned a six-year record of 69-37 at Skidmore, including a school-record 18 wins in '99 when she was named the NFCAA Regional Coach of the Year. That season, her team also captured the UCAA Championship.
She is an active member of several field hockey national committees, including stints with several rules committees, such as the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) National Rules Committee, on which she currently serves. DeLorenzo directs clinics on Middlebury's campus throughout the year. She is also the director of two Nike field hockey camps as well as being involved with the USFHA (United States Field Hockey Association) Futures Program.