Duke's Kimel reaches 200 wins
Duke coach Kerstin Kimel became only the 10th coach in Division I women’s lacrosse history to earn her 200th career victory Wednesday.
Kimel, who was the national Defender of the Year as a player at Maryland in 1993, reached the milestone with an 18-8 win over Virginia Tech. She coached one season at Davidson before taking over the Blue Devils program and is in her 16th season in Durham. She joins Navy’s Cindy Timchal, Notre Dame’s Tracy Coyne, Princeton’s Chris Sailer and Virginia’s Julie Myers as the only active coaches in the 200 club.
"I had no idea whatsoever," Kimel said in a news release. "It was a very nice surprise, and a great way to do it."
The Top Five Active Division I coaches:
Cindy Timchal, Navy/Maryland/Northwestern, 29th season, 387-100
Chris Sailer, Princeton, 25th season, 305-112
Tracy Coyne, Notre Dame/Roanoke/Denison, 24th season, 254-118
Julie Myers, Virginia, 16th season, 228-77
Kerstin Kimel, Duke/Davidson, 17th season, 200-101