Rosato named next women's lacrosse coach

BREVARD, N.C. – Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has announced the promotion of Kristin Rosato to head coach of Brevard’s women’s lacrosse program.


Rosato served as an assistant coach this season under Mascaro, who took over the program on an interim basis in January. Together, Mascaro and Rosato coached the Tornados to a 3-12 record in the program’s second season of existence. Brevard earned its first women’s lacrosse win in school history on March 21 and knocked off Lincoln Memorial in April for the team’s first-ever conference victory.


“I’m excited for the opportunity to be the head women’s lacrosse coach,” said Rosato. “I would like to thank President David Joyce and Athletic Director Juan Mascaro for this opportunity. I would also like to thank Coach ‘Shug’ and Juan for both being such great mentors and challenging me to be a better coach and role model.”


“Recruiting ‘Rizzo’ to be my assistant was the best decision I made as the women’s lacrosse coach,” Mascaro commented. “Her dedication and passion for the team is second to none, and her growth as a coach this season has been absolutely tremendous. I am confident that she will lead the program to new heights in the years to come.”


In addition to the role she played in guiding the team to significant milestones, Rosato helped mentor Brevard’s first-ever all-conference honoree. Freshman Caitlyn Nemeth was named all-South Atlantic Conference honorable mention after finishing the season 11th in Division II with 47 goals this season. She also garnered Brevard’s first AstroTurf SAC Player of the Week nod, netting 14 goals and dishing out four assists over a two-game span in April.


Rosato originally came to Brevard as a soccer coach following a stellar playing career at Montevallo. As an assistant in the women’s soccer program, Rosato and head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara led the Tornados to their most wins since the program’s first season in the Division II ranks and highest-ever SAC win total.


She will now focus solely on lacrosse, however, as she looks to continue building on a strong foundation laid during the program’s first two seasons. “The future is bright for this group of young ladies,” Rosato said, ”and I feel very fortunate to see how they grow both on and off the field.”

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