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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: July 7, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Karen Henning was honored as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Pilgrim Region Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
Henning, in her first season with the Mules, led Colby to its first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship after the Mules took a 14-12 win over Trinity College in the title game. Colby broke Middlebury College's 88-game home winning streak and snapped the Panthers' run of NESCAC titles at seven with a semifinal victory. The Mules went on to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second time in program history before losing in the second round to eventual national champion Hamilton College.
Before coming to Colby, Henning spent the previous eight years as head coach at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She started the women's lacrosse program at C.W. Post in June 1999 and won NCAA Division II national titles in 2001 and 2007. Henning had a 103-21 record at C.W. Post and owns a 116-27 career coaching record after a 13-6 season with Colby.
Henning was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II National Coach of the Year after the championship seasons in 2001 and 2007 with C.W. Post. Henning's teams made seven NCAA tourney appearances and won an ECAC title in 2005.
Henning was an NCAA Division I First Team All-American in 1995 and 1996 for the University of Maryland and finished her collegiate career with 78 goals and 76 assists for 154 points. Maryland had a 61-3 record during Henning's four seasons.