|Previous College:||University of New Hampshire '06|
Kristin Tracy (formerly Blanchette) is in her fifth year as Plymouth State's head women's lacrosse coach. The Panthers have captured three Little East Conference regular season championships in four seasons under Tracy, and she was recognized as the 2012 Little East Coach of the Year.
The Panthers achieved another outstanding season in 2013 with an almost untarnished 12-3 overall record and perfect 6-0 conference record. Tracy produced two of the LEC’s top award recipients with the LEC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in Lorin Field and Meghan McNabb. Tracy also produced a Plymouth State record of eight selections to the LEC All-Conference teams including a record seven named to the First Team. Adding another record to her resume, Tracy guided four of her players to place on the IWLCA All-Region Teams including its first ever First-Team selection in senior Captain Caitlin Swanson.
In 2012, Tracy guided the Panthers to one of the top turnarounds
in the country when the
team finished 13-2 with a 13-game winning streak, a six-game improvement over the 2011 team’s 7-8 mark. Tracy produced three of the LEC’ s top award recipients with the Midfielder, Defensive Player and Rookie of the Year in Caitlin Swanson, Lorin Field & Meghan McNabb.
PSU shared the LEC regular season crown under Tracy in 2010 with a 5-1 mark, and topped the 2012 standings with a perfect 6-0 record. Tracy has guided the Panthers to a four-year record of 42-19, including 19-5 in conference play.
Tracy came to PSU after serving three years as an assistant coach at two top Division 1 lacrosse programs. She coached one year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and two years at Brown University.
While at UMass, she helped lead the squad to the 2009 Atlantic-10 regular season and tournament championships and a berth to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1984. She helped coach nine Atlantic-10 All-Conference players at UMass including two U.S. Developmental Team members. Tracy also coached several All-Region and All-Ivy League players while at Brown.
A 2006 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she was a team captain and four-year starting midfielder for the Wildcats, the former Blanchette helped UNH to national rankings from 2004-06 and a berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2004. She earned America East All-Conference First Team and All-Championship team honors in 2006 when she was also named a Regional All-American and played in the prestigious North/South Senior All-Star game. Tracy compiled career totals of 112 goals, 39 assists and 151 points to rank tied for eighth on UNH's all-time goals list and ninth in career points.
Tracy has played at the highest level of women's lacrosse and
has extensive international
experience. She played for the US National Team in 2005-2007; being only the second player in UNH history to be selected to the US National Team program. She also played for the Irish National Team at the 2009 World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where it finished fifth out of 16 countries; a World Cup record for a newly entered country.
A native of Sudbury, Mass., Tracy was a 2002 All-American in lacrosse for Massachusetts lacrosse powerhouse Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. She also lettered in ice hockey and soccer. Tracy’s sister, Stephanie Blanchette played for the Panthers from 2004-07 and was a two-time All-Little East defender. Tracy and her husband Bryan were married in July of 2013.