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Karen MacCrate Henning, who won national titles as a player and coach, is in her sixth season as head coach of the women's lacrosse team in the 2012-13 academic year.
In her first five seasons Henning has led the Mules to five straight NCAA tourney appearances, including three national quarterfinal berths in the past three years. She helped the Mules win the program's first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title in 2008, then led the Mules to another league title in 2009. The Mules also made the NESCAC title game in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. She earned the New England Pilgrim Region and NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in her first year.
The Mules made the NCAA tourney for the second time in school history after a semifinal win over Middlebury and a title game victory against Trinity in the NESCAC tourney in 2008. She also earned New England Region coaching honors in her second year as the Mules once again made the national tourney. Despite falling in the NESCAC title game in 2010 and 2011, the Mules made it further in the NCAA tourney than any Colby team in the past by reaching the NCAA quarterfinals.
Henning has a 77-21 record in her five seasons at Colby and a 180-42 overall record as a head coach. She has a staggering 81 percent winning percentage in her coaching career. Henning was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Fountation (LIMLF) in February 2011 for her playing and coaching career.
Henning spent 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.
Henning has achieved success throughout her lacrosse career. She was an attacker for the University of Maryland, which won national titles in 1995 and 1996 and finished unbeaten in both seasons. Henning was an NCAA Division I First Team All-American in 1995 and 1996 and finished her career with 78 goals and 76 assists for 154 points. Maryland had a 61-3 record during Henning’s four seasons.
Henning was a member of the United States National and Development teams from 1995 to 1998.
Henning was a student assistant coach for Maryland in 1997 and helped the coaching staff lead the Terrapins to another national title. Henning moved on to Dartmouth College for two years as an assistant coach in 1998 and 1999. She helped the Big Green to two Ivy League titles, two NCAA appearances, and a record of 24-8.
Henning was hired as C.W. Post’s first women’s lacrosse coach in June 1999. She 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. Henning’s teams made seven NCAA tourney appearances and won an ECAC title in 2005. Henning had four Division II Players of the Year and 10 IWLCA All-Americans at C.W. Post.
Colby College women's lacrosse head coach Karen MacCrate Henning recruited Kim Williams to play at C.W. Post of Long Island University and now has her as an assistant lacrosse coach for the Mules for a third straight season in the 2012-13 academic year.
Williams helped MacCrate Henning win an NCAA Division II Championship title in her final year at C.W. Post before coming to Colby. Williams, who played defense and midfield during her four years with the Pioneers, and C.W. Post had a 17-0 record during the 2007 national title run. Williams was part of teams with a 66-7 record.
Williams earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II All-American honors after the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons. She was the IWLCA Defender of the Year after the 2008 season and was the Womenslacrosse.com Midfielder of the Year after her senior season. Williams was the East Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and made the league first team her final three years with the Pioneers.
Williams had 34 goals and 10 assists for 44 points during her four seasons, but had 25 goals and six assists after playing in the midfield her senior season. She also had 174 groundballs, 101 caused turnovers, and 84 draw controls.
Academics also played a major role for Williams in her four years at C.W. Post. She was the East Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2010, a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team selection in 2010, and an East Coast Conference All-Academic Team honoree in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Williams, a native of Long Valley, N.J., has been a coach for the Long Island Liberty Lacrosse Club since 2008.
Mark Serdjenian enters his sixth season as assistant women's lacrosse coach in the 2012-13 academic year.
Serdjenian has a 253-212-44 record with the Colby men's soccer program.
Serdjenian, who graduated from Colby in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in English, was co-captain of the men's soccer team as a senior and was named All-Maine as a goalkeeper in each of his three varsity seasons. In 1990 he was named Maine and New England Coach of the Year after the Mules completed the regular season undefeated and ranked number one in the region. He also was named 1993 Maine Coach of the Year.
After 11 years in elementary education, Serdjenian returned to Colby in 1984 to work as associate dean of students for academics, a post he held for 23 years before joining the Department of Athletics on a full-time basis for the 2007-08 academic year.
Serdjenian is a United States Soccer Federation licensed coach and holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma. Serdjenian also directs popular co-ed summer soccer camps at Colby and is an associate staff coach for the NSCAA.