Simons Named 2001 IWLCA Division I Coach of the Year

June 13, 2001

Towson, MD - Kim Simons, head coach of Georgetown University's women's lacrosse program, was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Coach of the Year as announced by Katrina Silva, Chairperson of the IWLCA's Coach of the Year Committee and Head Coach at Colgate University. The honor follows on the heels of Simons collecting 360Lacrosse.com's Coach of the Year award and wraps up the best season in the history of the women's lacrosse program on the Hilltop.

Simons, in just her sixth season at the helm, led the 2001 Hoyas to the NCAA Championship game where Georgetown took six-time defending national champion Maryland to sudden death overtime before falling 14-13. GU ended the season with a 17-3 overall record and a 6-0 mark in BIG EAST play. The 17 wins establish a new school record for most wins in a season, shattering the old mark of 12 set in 1996 and 2000. The 2001 Hoyas also won the inaugural BIG EAST Conference title and earned the highest ranking ever in the Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Top 20 Poll (2nd). In addition, Simons had four players named to the IWLCA All-America First Team as well as one player advance as a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, the most cherished and prestigious trophy a collegiate lacrosse player can receive.

Simons became head coach of the Georgetown University women's lacrosse program in the fall of 1995. Since then, the Hoyas have recorded four of the most successful seasons in the program's history. In 1998, Georgetown made its first-ever NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament, and in 1999, the squad earned its first-ever Tournament win. The 2000 team took Maryland to overtime in the quarterfinals before falling 8-7. In addition to the NCAA tournament appearances, Simons' teams have become a consistent presence in the national polls while her players have enjoyed national recognition on the NCAA Statistical Leaders Lists as well as earned pre-season and post-season honors.

 

 

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