Patty Kloidt is in her 11th 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 138-43 (.762 winning percentage) at Hamilton. The Continentals have reached the postseason every year, including the NCAA championship from 2007 to 2011, under Kloidt. In 2012, Hamilton made the NESCAC championship and advanced to the semifinals before the Continentals were edged in overtime by the eventual national champions in Trinity College.
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. The Continentals are 54-5 at home since the start of 2006.
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. Hamilton won 26 games in a row against league opponents from the beginning of 2007 to April 17, 2009. The team's record in league play was 62-10 under Kloidt.
Twelve of Kloidt's players have earned a total of 17 All-America honors, including Lauren Sokol '12 last year. Two players made the 2012 all-region team, and Sokol was on the NESCAC all-conference team. Kloidt coached the Liberty League players of the year from 2006 to 2008 in Nicole Tetreault '08 (2007 and 2008), and Liz Longley '07 (2006). 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 2012 NESCAC Spring All-Academic team, and Liz Rave '10 and Sarah Bray '11 have been voted to the academic all-district women's at-large team for the College Division by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Kloidt spent four years as Le Moyne College's head coach before arriving at Hamilton. Kloidt built the women's lacrosse program into one of Le Moyne's best. 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 in Division I 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.
Brittany Brigandi is in her first year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College women's lacrosse team. Brigandi began her collegiate playing career at Division I University of Massachusetts and transferred to Le Moyne College for her final three seasons.
Brigandi was the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Midfielder of the Year and a two-time first team All-American. She was selected the Northeast-10 Conference player of the year last year and was only one of two Division II players to be named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Brigandi was a two-time all-conference and all-region first team honoree.
Brigandi helped lead Le Moyne to a 34-6 record and a pair of NCAA Division II championship semifinal appearances the last two seasons. She set program records with 182 career goals, 87 goals in a season (2011) and 106 points in a season (2011). Brigandi led all of Division II in goals scored in 2011, and her 87 tallies are the sixth-most for a single season in Division II history.
Brigandi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in childhood/special education in 2012. She hails from Syracuse, N.Y., where Brigandi was a high school All-American in lacrosse at Christian Brothers Academy.
Kalley Greer Friedman '07 is in her third 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. She was a second team all-region and second team all-league 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 15th year as an assistant coach at Hamilton. Rippey has helped guide the women's lacrosse program to postseason play in each of the last 14 years, 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 a 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.