Ten Assistant Coaches Hired for the 2012-13 Season
Aug. 9: Ten new graduate assistant coaches are set to join the St. Lawrence University athletic department for the 2012-13 season.
Adam Terko '12 will join the Nordic skiing staff following a four-year career racing with the Saints. Terko, who served as captain in his senior season, was the Rookie of the Year as a first-year student and earned the Axtell Award in the spring of 2012.
Alex Norden, a 2010 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, joins the Saints staff as the assistant alpine ski coach. She was a four-year member of the Wildcats varsity alpine ski team, and also participated in track and field at UNH.
Victoria Lederer, a five-time All-American swimmer from Kenyon College, will work as the assistant swim coach. Lederer, who served as captain in 2009, was a member of the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship teams.
Lederer will be joined by Jesse Maple, a former diver and 2008 graduate of the University of Minnesota, as he will coach the Saints' divers. Maple was a member of the Gophers' 2005 Big 10 Championship team after transferring from the University of Alabama.
Daniel Higgins, a four-year varsity letter winner from Ithaca College, will be on the sidelines with the St. Lawrence football team this fall. A two-time first-team Empire 8 all-star, he served as the assistant offensive line coach in the fall of 2011 at his alma mater.
Kyle Dowd, a four-year rower and 2012 graduate from Purdue University, joins the Saints crew program as an assistant coach. Elected to the Purdue Rowing Officer Board, he also served as an assistant rowing coach at Nereid Boat Club and Montclair High School.
Hayley Rausch, a field hockey and lacrosse standout from UNH, will assist Fran Grembowicz and the St. Lawrence field hockey squad. Rausch, who led her team to an America East title in her senior season, was named the tournament MVP and earned a spot on the NFHCA Northeast Region First Team.
Greg Kreitzer, a four-year member of the Hamilton tennis team, joins the Saints tennis staff after serving as the men's and women's assistant coach at Allegheny College. Kreitzer captained the Continental squad in his junior and senior seasons and compiled the fourth most wins for doubles in the school's history.
Kelly Curtis, a 2012 graduate of Springfield College, will work with the track and field teams as an assistant coach. Curtis was an All-American in the heptathlon and earned 2011 USTFCCCA Regional Field Athlete of the Year honors. A captain in her senior season, the Princeton, NJ native was also a two-time NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Year.
Finally, Briana Andrews, a four-year member of the Binghamton University softball team, will join the St. Lawrence softball staff as the assistant coach. A 2012 graduate, Briana has gained valuable experience while serving as the head coach for several travel softball teams.