Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Kristin Rosato enters her fifth season at the helm of Brevard College Women's Lacrosse, and sixth season overall in Brevard College Athletics.
Athletic Director Juan Mascaro announced the promotion of Kristin Rosato to head coach of Brevard’s women’s lacrosse program on April 28, 2015.
Rosato served as an assistant coach for the 2015 season under Mascaro, who took over the program on an interim basis in January. Together, Mascaro and Rosato coached the Tornados to a 3-12 record in the program’s second season of existence. Brevard earned its first women’s lacrosse win in school history on March 21 and knocked off Lincoln Memorial in April for the team’s first-ever conference victory.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be the head women’s lacrosse coach,” said Rosato. “I would like to thank President David Joyce and Athletic Director Juan Mascaro for this opportunity. I would also like to thank Coach ‘Shug’ and Juan for both being such great mentors and challenging me to be a better coach and role model.”
“Recruiting ‘Rizzo’ to be my assistant was the best decision I made as the women’s lacrosse coach,” Mascaro commented. “Her dedication and passion for the team is second to none, and her growth as a coach this season has been absolutely tremendous. I am confident that she will lead the program to new heights in the years to come.”
In addition to the role she played in guiding the team to significant milestones, Rosato helped mentor Brevard’s first-ever all-conference honoree. Freshman Caitlyn Nemeth was named all-South Atlantic Conference honorable mention after finishing the season 11th in Division II with 47 goals this season. She also garnered Brevard’s first AstroTurf SAC Player of the Week nod, netting 14 goals and dishing out four assists over a two-game span in April.
Rosato originally came to Brevard as a soccer coach following a stellar playing career at Montevallo. As an assistant in the women’s soccer program, Rosato and head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara led the Tornados to their most wins since the program’s first season in the Division II ranks and highest-ever SAC win total.
She will now focus solely on lacrosse, however, as she looks to continue building on a strong foundation laid during the program’s first two seasons. “The future is bright for this group of young ladies,” Rosato said, ”and I feel very fortunate to see how they grow both on and off the field.”
During her first season at the helm of the Tornados women's lacrosse program, Rosato guided Brevard to their first South Atlantic Conference postseason appearance with a 9-7 overall record and a 4-4 league mark. That same year the program set records for wins in a season with nine, goals (162), assists (74), caused turnovers (140) and ground balls (362). In addition to the Tornados rewriting the record books, two of Rosato's players were named to the All-Conference team, as Amber Breedy was named to the second team, while Caitlyn Nemeth earned SAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year honors. Nemeth would finish the year tops in the nation with 4.47 goals per game while setting the SAC record for goals in a season with 67.
Career Record: 24-37
2018-19: 6-10, 3-8 USAS
USA South Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week: Hannah Scharf
USA South Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Katherine Collins
USA South Women's Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship Team: Katherine Collins
Brevard College Athletics Female Rookie of the Year: Hannah Scharf
Tornado Cup Winners
Tornado Cup Winners
2016-17: 3-12, 0-8 SAC
2015-16: 9-7, 4-4 SAC
IWLCA Academic Honor Roll - Ashlea Mann
SAC Player of the Year - Caitlyn Nemeth
All-Conference Second Team - Amber Breedy
SAC Offensive Player of the Week (2) - Caitlyn Nemeth