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08/02/2017 12:06 AM -

 

 

 

 

 

COACHES SPOTLIGHT

Featured Coach: 2025 Head Coach Kim DeLorenzo

Coaching background:
Hotshots Youth Coach 2004-2008,
Nyack High School Varsity Assistant Coach 2009-Present
Nyack Youth Lacrosse 5/6 Coach 2014-2015
Assistant Coach with American International Sports Team for u19 American team in UK Laxfest- 2014
In 2009 and 2010 I helped coach Nyack to NYS Final Four Championship.  We were also Section, League and Regional Champs both years.
 
Playing background:
I played for Nyack HS and was on the Varsity team my Sophomore, Junior and Senior year.  I was captain my senior year, I received All League honors, and All Section Honorable Mention and was on the Academic All American Honor Roll.
St. Thomas Aquinas College 2004-2008-  I transferred to STAC from D1 Sacred Heart University my freshman year and it was the BEST decision I could have made for myself and my lacrosse career. At STAC.  I was MVP for all four years (co-MVP senior year)
Freshman Year - Lead the team in Goals and draw controls -All East Coast Conference Honorable Mention, East Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, Rookie of the Week 2 times.
 
Sophomore Year-  All East Coast Conference Honorable Mention, East Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, led team in goals and draw controls
 
Junior Year-Picked Pre-season All ECC Selection, 2nd Team All ECC Selection, 2nd Team IWLCA All North Region Team, led the nation in draw controls for Division II and was named the NCAA National Statistical Draw Control Champion in Division 2 Women's Lacrosse.  Was the first player at STAC to achieve scoring 100 goals, and finished the season nationally ranked for goals scored at number 5.
  I was invited to play abroad with USA Atheletes International.  I competed in the Prague Lacrosse Cup and our USA team finished 4th in the tournament.
 
Senior Year- Finished career with 183 goals and 50 assists.  All ECC 2nd team selection. Set the record for most career goals scored at Saint Thomas Aquinas, where the record still stands.
 
How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and what made you pick up a stick?
 I was in 6th grade, so I was probably 11 or 12.  The reason why I started playing was because it was different from any other sport that I played. In 6th grade we weren't allowed to play modified sports, but I played on the intramural team, and the modified coach told me that I better try out next year because I could end up being really good at lacrosse.  I continued to play because I remember having so much fun, and loved feeling competitive and playing with my friends.
 
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
  I have so many favorite lacrosse memories!  As a coach, my favorite memory was going to states my FIRST year as the assistant varsity coach at Nyack.  I was fresh out of college, and I had no idea how I was going to continue to play or keep lacrosse as a part of my life.  We had such a great group of girls, and they worked so hard, and it was so exciting and rewarding to watch them do well and get to the final four!
My favorite memory as a player, would have to be when I scored my 100th goal in college.  It was a personal goal of mine since I graduated HS with 97 career goals, I felt so close and wasn't happy with myself for not being able to achieve that.   So I set my mind to it, and it took me till I was a Junior in college, but I did it and it was a great sense of pride and accomplishment. 
 
Who was your favorite player to watch growing up?
 Well, since girls lacrosse wasn't on the TV or something that someone sold tickets to go see, watching the Varsity girls at Nyack was a real inspiration for me.  My sister was on the team, and her team went to states every year.  It was really awesome to watch and I knew I wanted to be a part of that when I got to be on the varsity team.
 
What was your first stick?
My first stick was a boys stick with a girls head!  My friend Brad strung it for me and dyed it red and black for the Nyack colors! I still have it!!! 


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