Women's lacrosse coach receives honor
Hamilton College head women's lacrosse coach Patty Kloidt has enjoyed a successful summer as Kloidt was selected 2009 Coach of the Year for the NCAA Division III New York region by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), and helped guide Canada's Senior team to the bronze medal at the Women's World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.
Kloidt received the regional award from the IWLCA for the third straight year. She led Hamilton to a 16-3 overall record, a third consecutive Liberty League tournament title and a second straight trip to the semifinals of the NCAA championships. Two Continentals made the 2009 All-America team.
Kloidt served as an assistant coach for Team Canada and was joined on the roster by former Hamilton All-American goalie Kalley Greer '07. The bronze medal was the second for the Canadians in 27 years of World Cup play.
The team posted a 4-3 record at the World Cup, including a 2-2 record in pool play. Canada's five-team pool included the eventual gold medalists from the United States and the silver medalists from Australia.
Canada defeated England 14-9 in the bronze-medal game. Greer made eight saves to help the cause. She added seven stops in a 10-6 quarterfinal victory against Wales. Greer finished the tournament with a team-high 28 saves to go with four ground balls and one caused turnover. Australia edged Canada 12-10 in the semifinals.