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.
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.
Kate Pistel is in her first year as a member of the Hamilton College women's lacrosse coaching staff.
A 2013 graduate of Colby College, she received the school's Millett Award as the top female student-athlete in her class. Pistel was a member of the soccer, squash and lacrosse teams. She was a three-time All-American in lacrosse and also earned NESCAC all-conference recognition three times. She was a three-year starter on Colby's soccer team and was a four-time member of the NESCAC all-conference team in squash for the Mules.
Pistel finished her Colby lacrosse career with 110 goals and 41 assists in 74 games. She helped lead the Mules to 58 wins, including a 28-10 record in the NESCAC. Colby was a NESCAC championship runner-up twice and made the NCAA Division III championship quarterfinals three times during Pistel's career.
Pistel earned her degree in human development. She is from Amherst, Mass., and went to Suffield Academy in Connecticut.
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.