Katrina Dowd (born May 10, 1988) is an American Women’s Lacrosse player from Yorktown Heights, N.Y.. She attended Northwestern University from 2006-2010. After graduating she got selected for the US National Team and played in the 2013 Women's Lacrosse World Cup. She is currently University of North Carolina associate head coach, offensive coordinator and draw specialist coach which was announced August 3, 2018. Dowd also plays professional in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League for New York Fight.
Katrina Dowd has two sisters, Juliette and Noelle. Her parents are Maureen and Steve Dowd.
College[edit | edit source]
Dowd played for Northwestern University from 2006-2010 and quickly become one of the top all-around players in program history. She was the 10th member of the Northwestern 200-point club. She had the sixth most points of all-time at 267 career points. With 209 goals she was ranked fourth in most goals of all time in program history and is tied for ninth in assists with 58. She is ranked eighth in program history with 113 ground balls, 57 caused turnovers and 83 draw controls. She is ranked second nationally in points, goals and 5.24 points per game on average. She also recorded a hat trick in 17 games while playing for Northwestern. She graduated 2010 with a Communication Science major.
Coaching[edit | edit source]
In 2012 Katrina Dowd joined North Carolina Women's Lacrosse as an assistant coach and helped the Tar Heels in her first coaching season to a NCAA title. She coached till 2016 winning one more NCAA in 2016 
Dowd spent two years as University of Oregon’s head coach. She went 18-17 during here tenure as head coach at Oregon leading the team to it’s first Pac-12 tournament where they lost to Colorado in the second round. 
Dowd left as Oregon’s head coach in July of 2018 saying in a press release,“I am grateful for the opportunity to be the head coach at Oregon, and I have certainly had a great experience. I enjoyed working with our tremendous group of student-athletes, and leaving them is a very difficult decision. At this time, I am interested in pursuing other opportunities, but I will always have great memories from my time at Oregon.”
World Cup and World Games[edit | edit source]
Dowd played for the US National Lacrosse Team in the 2013 Women's Lacrosse World Cup winning Gold, and got selected in the All-World Team.
Accolades[edit | edit source]
Two-time IWLCA first team All-American (2009, 2010)
- NCAA tournament career leader in goals (45) while placing fourth in points (52)
- Three-time NCAA all-tournament team selection including MVP in 2009.
- IWLCA Attacker of the Year and first team All-American selection
- American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year and Tournament MVP
- Four-time ALC Offensive Player of the Week
- Tewaaraton Award and Honda Lacrosse Award finalist
- Named the WomensLax.com Player of the Year and Attacker of the Year by WomensLacrosse.com
- Named Northwestern's Female Athlete of the Year and a Big Ten Suzy Favor Award nominee
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