PERSONAL Hometown: Newton, Mass. College:University of Vermont;Bachelors in Education with Sociology and Art Concentration St. Louis University; Masters of Higher Education
COACHING EXPERIENCE St. Louis 2011-13, Assistant Coach
Saint Michael's College 2008-10, Assistant Coach (Field Hockey and Lacrosse)
USA Field Hockey Futures Program Aim Club Field Hockey Virginia Commonwealth University Hockey Camps University of Vermont Field Hockey Camps
Indiana assistant coach Kate Lipton has spent two seasons with the Hoosiers. Lipton works primarily with player development, on-campus recruiting and off-campus recruiting coordination, as well as assists with field skill and tactical development, compliance, travel, academics and equipment.
Indiana opened up the 2014 campaign with eight straight wins, a program record for the best start in history. The Hoosiers also set a new mark when they defeated No. 4 Duke on Oct. 4, the biggest upset in program history. Indiana was led by senior Audra Heilman, who opened the season with two straight hat tricks and finished the year with 14 goals and five assists. For her efforts Heilman was named a Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-American, as well as First Team All-Big Ten and All-West Region. In addition, junior Sydney Supica earned Second Team All-Big Ten and All-West Region honors.
In 2013 the Hoosiers won six of their first eight games, including three straight shutouts. Junior Audra Heilman set a program record for points in a game with nine. Heilman earned First Team All-Big Ten honors, All-Region honors and All-America honors for the season. Senior Hannah Boyer earned the Spirit of Indiana Director's Award, given by Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass to two students that best represent the Spirit of Indiana.
Lipton joins the IU staff after serving as an assistant coach at Saint Louis for the past three seasons. There, she was responsible for a variety of duties including practice plans, skill instruction, tactical development, recruiting, camp curriculum and fundraising.
Prior to her time at Saint Louis, she was an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Saint Michael's College from 2008-2010. Lipton has also served as an assistant coach for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program and was a head coach of Aim Club Field Hockey, Virginia Commonwealth University Hockey Camps as well as the University of Vermont Field Hockey Camps.
Lipton is also a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the USA Field Hockey Association and also owns USHFA Level II Coaching Accreditation.
The Newton, Mass. native earned her Bachelors of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Sociology and Art from the University of Vermont before completing her Masters of Higher Education at Saint Louis.