Kristen Mullady ‘00 just completed her tenth season as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Springfield College during the 2018-19 academic year. A former standout for the Springfield College’s women’s lacrosse team, Mullady was named an assistant professor of physical education and the Pride's head coach in the summer of 2009.
In recent years, Mullady has helped the Springfield College women's lacrosse team become one of the best Division III programs in the country. In 2019, Mullady led the Pride to its fourth NEWMAC Championship in the last eight seasons, as the maroon and white also qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the third time in the last four years.
Mullady, who graduated from Springfield College in 2000 with a degree in physical education, previously held Springfield College's all-time record for points in a season with 77, as she rankes sixth all-time in career points with 162. Mullady completed a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University.
Mullady re-entered the collegiate coaching ranks after most recently spending several years coaching high school and youth lacrosse in Connecticut. In addition to being the girl’s lacrosse coach for Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn., Mullady has become a prominent figure in the Connecticut girl’s lacrosse scene. In 2009, she was named the President of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association for high school lacrosse and has been the coach of the U-15 Connecticut Select Team since 2000.
On the college level, Mullady served as the head coach for the Central Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse program from 2003-2005. Since her graduation from Springfield College, Mullady has been a physical education teacher at the Renbrook School, Conard and Hall High School, Capital Prep Magnet School, as well as most recently at Windsor High School.
She also is involved in a variety of camps in the area, including the Peak Performance and Total Lacrosse Camps. Since 2003, she has been the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator as well as the Director of Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Sportsworld, an indoor sport facility in Connecticut. In addition, Mullady founded Lax Plus Club, which is a club program to prepare high school athletes from Western Massachusetts and Hartford County for college lacrosse.
- Guided Springfield College to its seventh NEWMAC Championship in program history in 2019, capping a 10-game win streak with a victory over Babson in the conference championship game.
- Helped the Pride earn the program's first-ever at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in 2018.
- Led Springfield College to its best season in program history in 2016, as the Pride finished the season with an overall record of 16-6 and reached the NCAA Championship Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time.
- Was named NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2017 after coaching the Pride to an unblemished 8-0 record in conference play and winning the regular-season championship. Mullady was also named NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2011.
- Has had student-athletes earn 55 All-Conference honors, 21 All-Region honors and six student-athletes that have been named the Conference Player of the Year, most recently Andie Stone '19, who was selected as the NEWMAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
- Following the 2017 season, Shelby Corsano became the first All-American in Springfield College women's lacrosse's Division III program history.
- Led the Springfield College women’s lacrosse program to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament five times in her first ten seasons at the helm.
- Coached the nation’s fourth-ranked defensive unit in 2015, as the Pride only allowed 5.91 goals per game.
|Mullady's Career Coaching Record (at Springfield College)|
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