Reber Announced as New St. Marys Womens Lacrosse Coach
St. Mary's City, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland Department of Athletics & Recreation is complete once again as Scott Devine, the director of athletics & recreation, announced today that Kara Reber has been selected as the new head coach for the Seahawk women's lacrosse program effective August 25. Reber, a native of Pittsford, N.Y., comes to St. Mary's after five successful years at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., where she guided the Lady Warriors to a record of 47-34.
Devine expressed, "It is with great pleasure that I welcome Kara Reber as our next women's lacrosse coach. Kara has done an outstanding job building a strong lacrosse program during her time at Lycoming. Back-to-back 14-win seasons along with earning coach-of-the-year honors certainly speak to the quality of the job she has done."
"It was clear to us during the interview process that Coach Reber knows how to run all aspects of a top notch collegiate lacrosse program and that is the type of person we want in place to oversee our NCAA championship caliber program here at St. Mary's. We all look forward to welcoming Kara and her family to the Seahawk athletic department."
Reber is truly excited about the opportunity to take over the reins of a nationally-ranked squad that made its seventh appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament in 2008.
"I am looking forward to working at St. Mary's as it is a highly respected academic and athletic institution," stated Reber. "St. Mary's is a beautiful campus and I am very excited for the opportunity to build upon the success that Carol has brought to the program. The location of the college is in a great area and my husband and I are looking forward to raising our family here."
In June, she coached the South team to a 10-6 victory in the 2008 North/South All-Star game. Reber tallied a mark of 28-8 between 2006 and 2007 as she guided Lycoming to back-to-back 14-4 campaigns. In 2006, the Lady Warriors advanced to the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship game, falling 12-7 to Messiah College. Lycoming made appearances in the MAC semifinals during Reber's last two seasons.
Reber earned MAC Coach-of-the-Year honors in 2006 after leading the Lady Warriors to a school record 14 wins and an appearance in the MAC title contest along with mentoring the conference rookie-of-the-year in Sarah Wingerden. While at Lycoming, she also coached Megan Wallenhorst to a pair of All-America citations and also mentored 10 all-region selections as well as 12 All-MAC picks.
Reber came to Lycoming after coaching soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Newark High School in New York. A 1999 graduate of Bowling Green State University, she played both soccer and ice hockey while earning a bachelor's degree in sports management. Reber went on to attend the State University of New York at Brockport, earning a second bachelor's in physical education in May of 2001.