Coach Kasey Ryan has devoted her entire life to lacrosse. She quickly took a liking to the game after picking up her first lacrosse stick as a toddler. Starting in 7th grade, Coach began to play in local community leagues. Once she reached Downingtown High School in Downingtown, PA, she began to excel at the attack position and take the region on by storm. Upon high school graduation, Coach was recruited to play at division III Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. At F&M, Coach was a four-year started and ranked as one of the great players to ever wear the white and blue.
Her impressive feats include 127 goals, 60 assists (fifth all-time) totaling 187 points (eighth all-time). Her career highlights also include being named to the IWLCA All-Metro All-American 2nd Team Attack in both her junior and senior years. She was also named to the Centennial Conference 2nd Team Attack in 1999 and was honored with a position on the North/South all-star team in 1999. Coach Ryan’s academic credits include a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Sociology, but her true love remained the game.
In the summer following her graduation, Coach moved to England to begin her coaching career. Living just 40 minutes south of London, she found an opportunity at St. Catherine’s, a private boarding school. She coached the freshman team and was the lead assistant to the varsity squad, in addition to teaching physical education full-time. Coach Ryan also found time to play at both the club and county level.
In July of 2000, she returned to the States and immediately moved to Boston, MA, to begin working as a research analyst for Knowledge Networks, a market research firm. Coach also took time to play in the local club circuit. She was welcomed to the Brandeis Women’s Lacrosse community in the winter of 2000 and has already vastly improved the club. Coach Kasey Ryan looks forward to future seasons with the Brandeis Women’s Lacrosse team.