University of the District of Columbia Announces Hiring of Kaitlyn Pasko as Assistant Women’s Lacrosse CoachLacrosse Playground /
“We are incredibly fortunate to have Kaitlyn join our staff here at UDC,” Brown said. “She brings the experience of playing and coaching at the Division I level as well as her successful coaching and recruiting ability from the Division II level. Kaitlyn will help our program continue to improve with her strong work ethic and knowledge of the game.”
Pasko, who served as an Assistant Coach at Division I George Mason this past season, will assist Brown with recruiting, practices, and all day-to-day operations of the women’s lacrosse program which enters its second season in Spring 2015.
At George Mason, Pasko helped guide the Patriots to a 7-9 overall record – a two-win improvement from the previous season that included an 11-9 victory at St. Bonaventure in their first ever conference game as a member of the Atlantic 10. Mid-season, she seamlessly assumed the roles of offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, and helped steer three of her players toward All-Atlantic 10 honors, including senior Rachel Obregon, who finished 6th in the league with 45 points behind 33 goals and 12 assists. Pasko also took on a number of administrative tasks such as uploading film from each home game in compliance with IWLCA regulations, scheduling and budgeting all team meals and travel, and supervising the team’s study-hall hours each week. Additionally, she served as Assistant Director of TRIO Lacrosse Camps.
Before GMU, Pasko spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Division II Le Moyne. While at Le Moyne, Pasko helped lead the Dolphins to three consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, reaching the semifinals in 2011 and 2012 and the quarterfinals in 2013. Le Moyne captured the regular season Northeast-10 Conference Championship in 2012 and 2013 and the NE-10 Tournament Championship in 2013.
At Le Moyne, Pasko acted as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and assistant director of Ultimate Draw Lacrosse Camps. She was responsible for preparing and managing the team budget and travel, opponent scouting reports, summer/winter workout conditioning packets and individual workout routines. As the offensive coordinator, Pasko designed, coordinated and directed all offensive plays, establishing a unit that included seven players with 25+ points in 2013. Her tenure culminated in six NCAA Division II First Team All-Americans, including the 2013 IWLCA Midfielder of the Year and the 2012 and 2013 Northeast-10 Players of the Year.
Pasko was a four-year varsity lacrosse letter winner at Oregon, while also participating four years with the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and making the Dean’s List and MPSF All-Academic Team. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned a Masters of Business Administration in May 2013 from Le Moyne College.