June 8, 2011

Ramey Named Head Coach of Denison Women

from press release

Associate Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Lynn Schweizer has announced the hiring of Kristin Ramey as Denison's next head women's lacrosse coach and assistant professor of physical education. Ramey becomes Denison's ninth head coach of the women's lacrosse program. She succeeds interim head coach P.J. Soteriades, who has handled the day to day operations of the program since January.

"I am excited to begin my career as a head coach at a university that has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in women's lacrosse," said Ramey. "I felt at home the moment I set foot on campus and I know that recruits will feel the same way when they make their college visit to Granville."

"In my brief meeting with the team, the outstanding leadership that exists was very apparent. I hope to help channel that leadership into future successes at the conference and national level, and make their four-years at Denison University as memorable as possible."

Ramey comes to Denison after spending the last five years as an assistant coach at Bridgewater College (Va.) and McDaniel College (Md.). At Bridgewater, Ramey served as the assistant coach in women's lacrosse and field hockey and was also an adjunct professor in the department of exercise science since August of 2010.

Prior to her season at Bridgewater, Ramey spent four years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, McDaniel. From 2006 through 2008 she was a graduate assistant coach with the Green Terror, and in August of 2008, she became the full-time assistant coach for lacrosse and field hockey. In addition to her coaching duties, Ramey also served as the assistant fitness director and taught physical activity classes in the exercise science department.

"We are happy to welcome Kristin Ramey to the Denison community," noted Schweizer. "Her experiences as an assistant coach combined with her impressive resume as a player at McDaniel make her a great fit to lead the Denison women's lacrosse program."

In 2008, Ramey earned her master's degree in exercise science from McDaniel and in 2005 she received her bachelor of arts in exercise with a minor in business administration from McDaniel.

As a player, Ramey was a four-year member of the McDaniel women's lacrosse and field hockey teams. In 2005 she received the Women's Athletic Alumnae Award as the school's most outstanding senior athlete. A two-time first-team Centennial Conference selection, Ramey led the team in goals (40), assists (13), points (53) and caused turnovers (25).

As a senior, InsideLacrosse.com named her a third-team All-American, and in 2004 she was selected as the team's most valuable player. Ramey is ranked among the all-time leaders in goals, assists, ground balls, draws and caused turnovers at McDaniel.

Ramey spent one year as a lacrosse coach and teacher at Bedford High School in Bedfordshire, U.K. She is the director of Crease Ranch Lacrosse and Field Hockey Camp in Houston, Texas and was the assistant coordinator of event and game operations for the 2010 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship weekend in Baltimore, Md.

The Big Red are coming off one of their most successful seasons in recent history as the team posted a 13-5 record and a perfect 6-0 record in North Coast Athletic Conference play en route to their 16th NCAC championship. Denison advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in program history before falling to No. 12 ranked Messiah in the first round.

The season was highlighted by a 10-game winning streak that spanned more than a month. Three members of the Big Red squad (Lulu Carter, Carl Tschantz and Jenny Strathern) were named to the IWLCA all-region squad and seven were named all-conference.

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