NEW YORK -- Columbia women's soccer assistant coach Kate Lyn '05CC was named the head women's soccer coach at Marist College, it was announced on Monday. Lyn had served as an assistant and goalkeeping coach under Kevin McCarthy for the last four seasons, and was the top assistant coach on his staff for the past three years.

"Columbia women's soccer is more than just a soccer team; it is a tradition of wonderful young women growing into great leaders in life," McCarthy said. "Kate is a testament to this and will be one of the youngest Division I head coaches in the nation at Marist. She was not merely an assistant coach in the program; she was an alumna, a sister, and she will be irreplaceable."

In her four seasons on the Columbia staff, the Lions accumulated an overall record of 36-21-12. Lyn's goalkeepers amassed 25 clean sheets over four years, and posted 11 wins during the 2008 season. The 11 victories is tied for the third-highest total in program history as the Lions notched 12 triumphs in both the 1996 and 1998 seasons.

She earned her B.A. in Sociology and Education from Columbia University in 2005. Lyn also completed the Barnard Education Program at Columbia. She is completing her Master of Arts in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Specialization in Physical Education at Columbia.