Dowd's U.S. National Team Bio
Katrina Dowd, who set a U.S. record for goals in a World Cup tournament with 26 in 2013 and ranks among the best players in women’s lacrosse history, is in her third season on the Tar Heel staff. She joined Jenny Levy’s program in the summer of 2012 after a season as an assistant at Syracuse. Her duties include recruiting and coaching the offense and draws.
Dowd is one of the top offensive players in international lacrosse history. In 2013, she scored a World Cup-record 26 goals to lead the U.S. to a gold medal, earning All-World honors. Lacrosse Magazine named her its Best Women’s Player for 2013. She has been a member of the U.S. national team since 2008.
As a collegian, Dowd helped lead Northwestern to three consecutive national championships from 2007-09. A native of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dowd was a two-time, first-team All-America at Northwestern (2009, 2010). She led the ‘09 Wildcats to their fifth consecutive NCAA title, scoring a team-high 75 goals and earning NCAA Tournament MVP Award honors. She was the 2010 IWLCA Attacker of the Year and a Tewaaraton Award finalist, finishing the season with 110 points on 77 goals and 33 assists.
In her career, Dowd compiled 209 goals and 58 assists in 88 games. Dowd finished her career as the all-time NCAA Tournament leader in goals (45).
Dowd coached at Syracuse for the 2012 season, helping lead the Orange to the NCAA championship game for the first time in program history. Prior to her stint at Syracuse, she served as a volunteer assistant in 2011 at the University of Denver.
Dowd earned her bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Northwestern in 2010.
|Hometown:||Yorktown Heights, N.Y.|
|Alma Mater:||Northwestern '10|