Babson Athletics Introduces Caitlin Irvine as New Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College Athletics Department announced recently that Caitlin Irvine has been named its new Assistant Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach. The Westwood-native comes to Babson after an incredibly successful college career that culminated with a National Championship this past spring.
A 2012 graduate of Trinity College, where she majored in American Studies, Irvine was a two-year member of the field hockey team and a four-year starter for the women's lacrosse squad. During her career, the Bantams advanced to the NCAA Tournament once in field hockey and three times in lacrosse, including the lax program's first-ever NCAA Division III Championship in 2012. Along with her team's success, Irvine was a four-time All-NESCAC selection, a four-time All-New England honoree, and a 2010 IWLCA All-American in lacrosse.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Irvine attended the National Outdoor Leadership School in Patagonia, Chile in 2010 and spent a semester in Stockholm as part of the Hamilton College Swedish Program in 2009. She also served as a Head Summer Camp Coach in both field hockey and lacrosse at Holy Cross from in 2009 and 2010, and she coached lacrosse at the Winsor Middle School in Boston in 2011.
“I am thrilled to have Caite on board,” says head field hockey coach Julie Ryan, whose program is just one year removed from its first-ever NEWMAC title. “She brings a great wealth of knowledge in both field hockey and lacrosse as a standout at Trinity. I really look forward to seeing how she will positively impact our student-athletes.”
“I am very happy to welcome Caite to Babson,” says Michelle Smith, a 2008 Trinity graduate who recently completed her first season as head coach of the Beavers’ nationally-renowned lacrosse program. “Fresh off helping lead her team to a National Championship at Trinity, I know she will bring that same work ethic and positive attitude to both our programs. She is a wonderful addition to both coaching staffs and our entire department. I have known Caite for years, played with her, coached her and now I could not be more excited to work alongside her.”