Lacrosse Names Katie Frederick Assistant Coach
Frederick comes to Coastal after being a four-year letter winner at Ohio State while serving as the Buckeyes’ captain and starting goalkeeper this past spring.
“I am thrilled to have Katie join our coaching staff,” Selvage said. “She has immediately jumped right into an integral role within the program and literally hit the ground running. Katie will be able to give our Chanticleers with a unique perspective, having been a phenomenal goalkeeper for Ohio State. We expect her to help strategize within all aspects of our program. Specifically, Katie will fine tune our goalkeepers and enable them to become more integrated into our defensive transition as well as being fiercer in the cage.”
This past season, Frederick led Ohio State to a school-record 11-1 start while reeling off a school-record nine straight wins as the squad reached a program-best #8 in the national polls. The Buckeyes finished the season with an 11-6 mark as Frederick started all 17 in goal. She registered 108 saves and her 6.35 saves per game ranked third-best in the Big 10 Conference.
During her senior season, Frederick was tabbed both Inside Lacrosse National and Big Ten Defensive player of the Week. She made a career-high 14 saves and had a save percentage of 67 percent in Ohio State’s 8-7 win over #18 John’s Hopkins.
The Yorktown, N.Y., native helped Ohio State win 45 games, the program’s best total over a four-year period.
In addition to her playing career, Frederick has worked on the camp staffs at North Carolina, Navy, University of Findlay and Ohio State and she coached for the House of Sports, Yorktown Bombers, Midwestern Force and XTeam lacrosse clubs.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2014, 2015 and 2016), Frederick graduated from Ohio State in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family science.