(CRESTVEIW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More Acting President Dr. Kathleen Jagger and Director of Athletics Terry Connor welcome Kathryn Mapes as the new women's lacrosse coach for the Saints.
Mapes comes to Thomas More after a four-year stint as a goalie at Mount St. Joseph University. In her four years with the Lions, Mapes has recorded 2122:16 minutes in goal, starting in 38 out of her 41 games played. She recorded 273 saves, posted a 14-19 four-year record, and ended her playing career with a 42.4-win percentage. She was the Team Captain for two years for the Lions.
"We are excited to have Kathryn as our new women's lacrosse coach," stated Connor. "All of us at Thomas More look forward to working with her to grow our program."
Mapes was heavily involved on MSJ's campus. She was a four-sport athlete, involved in volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, and cheerleading. She was a member of the Campus Activities Board, Veterans in Communities, a Career and Experiential Education Office Ambassador, a Lead Campus Ambassador, an Orientation Leader, and a Resident Assistant. She was also present at University of Cincinnati as a Research Assistant for the summer of 2017.
"I'm pleased to welcome Kathryn Mapes to the Thomas More community as our new head women's lacrosse coach," commented Jagger. "Her leadership experience as a student-athlete will help her build a solid program with student-athletes that are successful on the field and in the classroom."
"I am excited to be part of the Thomas More family," said Mapes. "We are fortunate to have a core group of talented and enthusiastic student-athletes that will help build this program. As our skills grow, our confidence grows and we move the program forward. With the support of the athletic department the future looks bright for the student athletes in the women's lacrosse program. I am proud to be a Thomas More Saint!"
Mapes obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mount St. Joseph, recording a 3.36 GPA. She was awarded the Charlotte Schmidlapp Scholarship for Women in Science, the Mount St. Joseph University Private Education Award, and the Mount St. Joseph University Trustee Scholarship. Mapes acted as a Student Volunteer Coordinator for the Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure 5K for seven years. She also has been a volunteer for the Chris Collinsworth ProScan Pink Ribbon Fund since 2008.