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Crysti Foote

Crysti Foote

Director of Girls Lacrosse Coaching + Recruiting

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Girls Lacrosse


My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... when my Notre Dame team made it to the final four for the first time in program history in 2006.  A year earlier, we had finished the 2005 season with a dismal record of 3-12.  As soon as that season ended, I knew that we had to make a systemic change as a program.   I knew that if we could create team chemistry both on and off the field and make a decision as a team to be fully committed even on our worst days we could be successful. Being a senior and captain of the team, we rallied the incoming freshman and got them on board right away.  We instilled a renewed sense of commitment amongst the other players.  We were by far the most talented team but the “team over me” mentality, combined with a gritty work ethic, is what got us a winning season and Notre Dame’s first final four in program history.  The best part was my sister was a sophomore on the team that year so this team and our accomplishments will forever be part of our lives.

A native of Mimico, Canada,  Foote is a member of the Canadian Women’s National team and has competed in Four World Cups 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017 winning one Bronze and two silver medals.  Foote was also drafted by the Baltimore Ride in 2016 to play for the inaugural women’s professional league.

A 2006 graduate of Notre Dame, Foote was a four time monogram winner, four time IWLCA All-Region Player, and three time All Big East Player.  Foote was also a two-time All-American and was named the IWLCA Attack Player of the Year, the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and was a finalist for lacrosse's highest honor, the Tewaaraton Trophy.

Foote joins Centercourt Girls Lacrosse from the University of Florida where she was the Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator.  Foote helped guide the 2016 & 2017 Florida teams to win both BIG East regular season titles, conference championships and finish undefeated in conference play. She was also named Big East coaching staff of the year in 2016 and 2017.  In 2017 the team averaged 16.8 goals per game (most in program history).  Coach Foote held assistant coaching positions at the University of Louisville, the University of Notre Dame, and Columbia University.  Coach Foote began her college coaching career with Centercourt Director, Kim Christos, at Drew University in 2007.   Coach Foote’s youth coaching experience began as a Director of Metro Lacrosse and includes the Blue Devils Lacrosse Club of Westfield, Suffern High School and Co-Head Coach of Madison High School (2007).

Coach Foote began her lacrosse career playing box lacrosse with the boys in Canada.  She transitioned to the women’s field game in 6th grade when her family moved to Suffern New York.  At Suffern, Foote was a three sport Varsity athlete playing field hockey, basketball and lacrosse and was a captain in all sports her senior year.  Foote is a two-time high school All-American, and led her team to conference and regional championships, as well as a  2000 New York state championship runner up. She finished her career with 281 goals and 158 assists for 439 points.  Foote was the first player on Suffern’s women’s basketball team to score over 1,000 point (1,152) in career.  

Foote comes from a lacrosse family.  Her older brother Cullan was a hockey and lacrosse player, and younger sister Julie played lacrosse at University of Notre Dame graduating in 2009. Her father, William Foote,  was Inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and to the to the Mimico Lacrosse Wall of Fame in 2009.

A 2006 graduate of Notre Dame, Foote earned her marketing degree from the Mendoza College of Business.

 

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