DURHAM, N.C. - Duke women's lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel has announced the addition of Caline McHenry Olmsted as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012 season. The former Blue Devil standout will be involved in all aspects of the program both on and off the field in addition to working directly with the team's defensive unit.
A native of Reisterstown, Md., McHenry Olmsted enjoyed a sensational collegiate career in Durham, culminating with first team All-America and Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist honors her senior campaign. A four-year letterwinner, the Roland Park Country School product led the Blue Devils to the 2005 ACC Championship as well as the 2005 NCAA semifinals, the first of four consecutive trips for the Blue Devils.
A two-time All-ACC selection, she was also involved with the United States national team as a member of the U.S. Developmental Team from 2005-06 and the U.S. Elite Team from 2006-07.
McHenry Olmsted rejoins the Blue Devils after spending four seasons as the head coach at Bucknell University. During her tenure, the Bison posted a 20-45 overall record, including a 9-9 mark during the 2009 season. Prior to her time at Bucknell, she served as a graduate assistant coach at Ohio University and as an assistant coach at Davidson.
McHenry Olmsted and her husband Matthew Olmsted, a member of the Duke swimming and diving team from 2000-04, married in June of 2011.
"We so excited to welcome back one of our program's best in Caline," said Kimel. "We feel fortunate that Caline & Matthew's life has brought them back to the Durham area allowing her to be involved with our program. Her experience as head coach at Bucknell will bring great perspective to our coaching staff and our players. We look forward to having her work closely with our defenders and enhancing our defensive game."
Duke opens the 2012 season Saturday, Feb. 4 against Bucknell. Game time is slated for 1 p.m., from Koskinen Stadium.