STORRS, Conn. – UConn head women’s lacrosse coach Katie Woods announced the hiring of Kacie Lewis as an assistant coach. Lewis, a 2013 UConn graduate, returns to the Storrs campus she called home as a member of the Huskies’ lacrosse program from 2009 through 2013.
"I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to return to my alma mater and work with such a great staff,” commented Lewis. “I truly enjoyed my playing experience at UConn and am looking forward to coming back to Storrs."
Lewis brings four years of Division I coaching experience with her back to Connecticut. She spent the past three seasons as an assistant at the University of California, Berkeley where she assisted with all facets of the program. Lewis served as the team’s defensive coordinator, responsible for the defensive unit and the goalkeepers. She also held the position of recruiting coordinator for the Golden Bears.
“We are so excited to have Kacie back at UConn,” stated Woods. “Her passion for coaching and her love of UConn will be a great asset to the program. Her defensive coaching experience will help this program compete on a national level.”
A four-year letterwinner for the Huskies, Lewis was a team captain in 2012 and 2013. During her senior season in 2013, she helped guide UConn to a school record 13 wins and the programs first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
During her final season, she got her first taste of coaching as well, serving as an intern to head coach Katie Woods. After earning her degree in psychology, Lewis began her full-time coaching career at the College of the Holy Cross in 2013-14. She worked with both the offense and defense, including the goalkeepers, during her one season with the Crusaders.