LaGrange College athletic director Jennifer Claybrook announces the hiring of Katie Vautier as the head coach for women's lacrosse. Vautier comes to LaGrange after working the 2019 season at Christopher Newport University as an assistant coach.
"I am so excited to get someone like Katie who checks off all the boxes for the type of coach to lead our women's lacrosse program," said Claybrook. "She has a lot of experience with NCAA Division III; first as a player and as a coach. Katie brings a strong work ethic and the ability to build a successful women's lacrosse program here at LaGrange. I'm happy to have her as part of our athletic staff and she will be a great addition."
Prior to working at CNU, Vautier was an assistant at Transylvania University for two seasons. Transylvania went 18-2 overall in 2018, including an 11-0 conference record, reaching the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Transylvania was 32-5 during Vautier's time on the coaching staff.
Vautier graduated from York College with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, with minors in criminalistics and mathematics. She hold a Master of Science degree in forensic science from Towson University.
Vautier was a second team IWLCA All-American as a senior at York. She was a three-time IWCLA All-Metro Region and All-Capital Athletic Conference first team selection. Vautier was selected for the IWLCA Senior All-Star game and held York school records for caused turnovers, ground balls, draw controls, and games played and started. She started every game during her four years at York.
"I am honored and thrilled to be named the next head women's lacrosse coach at LaGrange College," Vautier said. "I would like to thank athletic director Jennifer Claybrook and the rest of the search committee for this incredible opportunity. I am excited about the future of this program and can't wait to get started!"