BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – A legendary name in Upstate New York women’s lacrosse, Kristen St. Hilaire, the head coach of the Utica University women’s lacrosse team, will be honored later this year by the Upstate Lacrosse Foundation, being inducted into their Hall of Fame at a ceremony set for October 22nd.
St. Hilaire will be going into her 16th season as the head of the Utica Women’s program, the winningest coach in team history with a 129-91 career record. Prior to that she played DI lacrosse at UMass, earning Atlantic 10 First Team honors four times, setting school records for ground balls, forced turnovers, and draw controls, and was named A10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. She graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School where she was a four-year letter winner in both basketball and lacrosse and was named an All-American in the latter in her senior year.
She was one of just seven people selected for the Upstate Lacrosse Foundation’s Class of 2023, their 24th induction class, bringing the total number of inductees to 155 along with six teams and three contributors. Along with this honor she is also now eligible for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.