Kristin Tracy (formerly Blanchette) is in her sixth year as Plymouth State's head women's lacrosse coach. Tracy led the Panthers to the Little East Conference Championship in 2014, the program's first title since 2006. The Panthers have captured three Little East regular season championships in five seasons under Tracy, and she was recognized as the 2012 Little East Coach of the Year.
Tracy led the Panthers to a victory over rival Keene State in the 2014 LEC title game, earning a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. PSU finished with a 12-5 overall record, and post-season honors included an IWLCA All-American in goal, three All-Region selections, three LEC Players of the Year and four First Team All-Conference selections.
The Panthers achieved another outstanding season in 2013 with a 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. Tracy also produced eight selections to the LEC All-Conference teams. Tracy guided four of her players to place on the IWLCA All-Region Teams.
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.
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 five-year record of 54-24, including 23-7 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 reside in Plymouth and have a daughter Tenley.