Katrina Dowd, one of the top players in women's lacrosse history, joined the North Carolina coaching staff as first assistant coach prior to the 2013 season. She joined Jenny Levy's staff in the summer of 2012 after a season as an assistant at Syracuse. Her duties include recruiting and coaching the offense and draws.
In 2013, Dowd scored a World Cup-record 28 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.
Dowd posted a stellar playing career at Northwestern, where she helped the Wildcats to three consecutive national championships from 2007-09. She also is a standout for the United States National Team, joining former Tar Heel players Kristen Carr, Amber Falcone, Jenn Russell and Laura Zimmerman on the 2012-14 U.S. women's national senior team. Dowd has been a member of the U.S. national team since 2008 and was chosen as an alternate on the 2009 U.S. FIL World Cup Championship squad.
A native of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dowd was a two-time first-team IWLCA All-America at Northwestern (2009, 2010), winning three NCAA championships (2007, 2008, 2009).
She led the '09 Wildcats to their fifth consecutive national title, scoring a team-high 75 goals and earning NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player 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. She also earned American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year honors and was named MVP of the ALC Tournament in 2010.
In her career, Dowd compiled 209 goals and 58 assists for 267 total points in 88 games. She finished her career fourth in Northwestern history in goals, and in the Top 10 in assists, ground balls, caused turnovers and draw controls. Dowd finished her career as the all-time NCAA Tournament leader in goals (45) while ranking fourth in points (52).
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, where she coached the Pioneers' offense. Dowd also has worked as a men's and women's lacrosse brand manager for Harrow Sports since 2010.
Dowd earned her bachelor's degree in communications studies from Northwestern in 2010.
|Hometown:||Yorktown Heights, N.Y.|
|Alma Mater:||Northwestern '10|