McKINNEY (July 9, 2015) — The McKinney Lacrosse Club (MLC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Leech as the head coach of the girls high school varsity program, effective immediately.

Leech graduated from Towson University in May 2014 where she played four years of Division I lacrosse. She is new to the Dallas area having just been recently been hired by Sentry Lacrosse as a head coach and director of girls program operations. Prior to that, Leech was Director of Operations for the Towson Women's Lacrosse team. She has been coaching for a premier club lacrosse program in Baltimore since 2009 and has coached at many leading college camps including Maryland, the Naval Academy, Syracuse and Towson.

In her role as varsity head coach, Leech will setup and manage a dynamic coaching staff and lead all aspects of the high school girls program with the support of the McKinney Lacrosse Board. Leech will also play a key role in the growth and development of the youth girls program and represent McKinney Lacrosse with the Texas High School Girls Lacrosse League.

“It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that we introduce Katie Leech as head varsity girls coach for McKinney Lacrosse,” said a Club spokesman. “We have every confidence that she will lead our girls’ high school program with integrity as well as with a competitive spirit balanced with making the game fun for our players. Please help us in welcoming Coach Katie to the McKinney Lacrosse family.”

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Leech’s Player Bio

Katie Leech helped Towson win three straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships and four straight CAA regular season titles.

Katie Leech - McKinney Lacrosse Club

Katie Leech

Leech was a go-to player for the Tigers over her four-year career as she started her career as a midfielder and was moved to a defensive midfielder in her sophomore year while still taking the draws. She set the school record for career games played with a total of 76, as well as reaching the top 10 in caused turnovers, groundballs and draw controls.

Leech led her team in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in draw controls finishing with a total of 119 and reaching the top five in career history for Towson. She earned second team All-CAA honors, 2014 Preseason All-CAA, CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading the Tigers to a pair of CAA road victories, Towson’s Iron Tiger award and 2013 Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention.

In high school Leech was a four-year, two sport varsity starter at Winters Mill High School (Westminster, Md.) in lacrosse and soccer. She helped lead her lacrosse team to their first, two State Championships with 81 goals and 24 assists as a senior and was a First Team All-American. She was named as one of the Top 25 Rising Juniors” by Inside Lacrosse. She was named second team All-Metro honors by The Baltimore Sun as a sophomore and was awarded All County and All-Conference picks throughout her high school career.