Patty Kloidt is in her 13th year as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Hamilton College. Kloidt guided the program to its first NCAA Division III title in 2008 and her record is 153-59 (.722 win percentage) at Hamilton. The Continentals reached the postseason in each of her first 11 seasons, including the NCAA Championship from 2007 to 2011. In 2013 Hamilton advanced to the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship for the second straight year.
Kloidt posted her 100th career head coaching victory against Middlebury College in a 2008 NCAA quarterfinal at home. That squad went on to set a program record with 21 wins and finished with a record of 21-1 en route to the national title.
In 2010 Hamilton won its first 21 games and was ranked No. 1 for most of the season. The Continentals advanced to the NCAA championship game for the second time in program history but lost by one goal. Hamilton went 18-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship in 2011. The Continentals posted an overall record of 16-3 in 2007 and 2009. Hamilton advanced to the NCAA semifinals in 2009 and made it to the quarterfinals in 2007.
Kloidt led the team to Liberty League regular season titles in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and five consecutive league championship crowns from 2007 to 2011. Kloidt's teams won 49 of their last 50 games against league opponents.
Twelve of Kloidt's players have earned a total of 17 All-America honors, including Lauren Sokol '12 in 2012, and two players made the 2014 all-region team. Kloidt has coached four NESCAC all-conference team selections in three years and mentored three Liberty League Players of the Year from 2006 to 2008. In 2011 Hamilton had the league's offensive and defensive player of the year and rookie of the year.
Kloidt was voted the Division III Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) after leading Hamilton to the national title in 2008. She earned New York Region Coach of the Year honors in 2007 and 2009. Kloidt and her assistants were voted the Liberty League's Coaching Staff of the Year four times. Kloidt's program excels academically as well. Seven players made the 2014 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team and the team was recognized as an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad in 2014.
Kloidt spent four years as Le Moyne College's head coach before she arrived at Hamilton. Kloidt built women's lacrosse into one of Le Moyne's best athletic programs. The team enjoyed its finest season in 2002 when they won the program's first-ever conference title and earned their first NCAA Championship berth. Kloidt was named the conference's coach of the year as a result of that season's success. She began her coaching career as an assistant on the Amherst College lacrosse and soccer staffs.
In 2009 Kloidt served as an assistant coach for Canada's Senior Team that won a bronze medal at the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. She was added to the staff by the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Women's National Team program in Ottawa.
Kloidt was a four-year varsity letter winner for lacrosse at Penn State University and received all-region honors in 1994. She graduated with a degree in exercise and sport science and went on to earn her master's in exercise and sport studies from Smith College.
Kalley Greer Friedman '07 is in her fifth year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College women's lacrosse team. Friedman was a four-year starter in goal for Hamilton from 2004 to 2007 and was a first team All-American as a senior. In 2009 Friedman was a member of Canada's Senior Team that won a bronze medal at the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.
Friedman ranks second on the program's all-time list with 491 career saves. She helped lead Hamilton to an overall record of 48-19 and four Liberty League Championship appearances. In 2007 the Continentals went 8-0 in the league, won their first league championship title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship quarterfinals. Friedman was first team all-region and first team all-league, in addition to the All-America honor.
Friedman first received accolades in 2006 when Hamilton reached the finals of the league championship as she was an all-region second team and all-league second team selection. She finished her college career with a .529 save percentage and an 8.18 goals against average.
Friedman is from Whitby, Ontario. She received a degree in French with a minor in Asian studies from Hamilton. She went on to earn her master's degree in childhood education and childhood special education from Long Island University.
Mackay Rippey is in his 17th year as an assistant coach at Hamilton College. Rippey has helped guide the women's lacrosse program to postseason play in 15 of his previous 16 seasons, including an NCAA Division III championship in 2008. He works primarily with the team's defensive personnel.
Rippey is the founder of the BULL East Girls' Lacrosse Program, a certified women's lacrosse official and the director of BodyActive Sports Acupuncture. He is affiliated with Rotary International and U.S. Lacrosse. Rippey is an assistant coach for the Clinton High School girls' lacrosse team and is an area youth soccer organization volunteer coach.
Rippey received his bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland. After graduation, he was a public relations intern at the Duquesne University School of Music. Rippey earned his master's in acupuncture from TAI Sophia Sports Institute in Columbia, Md.