April 28, 2000

Manning Named CAC Coach of the Year

WASHINGTON--Kristine Manning (Bethesda, Md.) has been named Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in women's lacrosse in voting by her peers. Three players were named second-team all-conference.

Manning, in her second year at Catholic University, led the 10-6 Cardinals to their finest season in 2000. The team won its first tournament championship (LAXstravaganza in Frederick, Md., on April 8-9, captured its first CAC road victory (10-7 at St. Mary's, (Md.) on March 21) and posted its first win in the CAC Tournament (11-10 against Goucher on April 17).

Manning, who played lacrosse for four seasons (1989-92) at St. Mary's High in Annapolis, Md., was named All-Anne Arundel County as a senior defender and helped lead the Saints to the 1992 Catholic League championship. At Villanova University, she was a three-year starter on defense and graduated with a degree in sociology in 1996.

Manning is the sixth Cardinal coach to garner conference Coach of the Year honors in 1999-2000. She joins football coach Tom Clark (Old Dominion Athletic Conference), Nagy Abdelrazek (volleyball), Mike Lonergan (men's basketball), Tom Calomeris (men's swimming) and Marty Dowd (men's tennis).