KYLEE WHITE Last Updated 10/19/15
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Kylee White
Kylee White, a four-time member of Canadian World Cup teams, enters her sixth season as San Diego State women's lacrosse head coach in 2017. Women's lacrosse became the 19th collegiate sport at SDSU in 2012 and the first addition since 2000, when women's indoor track and field began competition.

White has transformed San Diego State's fledgling program to a strong competitor in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, highlighted by consecutive MPSF Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.

Facing one of their most difficult schedules that included four teams ranked in the top 12 nationally, White led SDSU to a 4-11 record and 3-6 mark in conference play during the 2016 campaign. Despite their finish, the Aztecs allowed the second-fewest goals in program history (190) last season, while Felice Artuso garnered second-team all-MPSF accolades. In addition, the Scarlet and Black excelled in the classroom with nine players receiving MPSF all-academic distinction for the second year in a row.

In 2015, White piloted San Diego State to its best season ever. The team a 9-8 mark and a fifth-place finish in the MPSF, resulting in its second-straight MPSF Tournament appearance. The Aztecs set a program mark for wins and produced a school-record seven-game winning streak. San Diego State saw three of its own pick up All-MPSF accolades, as Christina Ricciardulli and Lauren Paul became the first two Aztecs to earn first-team honors, and Michaela Jarvis was named to the second team. The Aztecs also found success off the field, with nine student-athletes garnering MPSF All-Academic honors, a program best. 

White led SDSU to its first postseason berth in program history in 2014, as the Aztecs began the season with a 4-0 mark, and set several new program records including most conference victories (4), most road victories (4) and most player of the week honors (6). San Diego State also had attack Michaela Jarvis, midfielder Christina Ricciardulli and defender Lauren Paul named to the all-MPSF second team, while the Aztecs played a challenging schedule that featured four teams that made the NCAA Tournament and six teams that were ranked or received votes in either the IWLCA Coaches Poll or the Brine Women's Media Poll.

The Aztecs made good progress under White the second season in program history, finishing with eight wins overall and three victories in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play. In the process, SDSU had a program-best four-game winning streak from March 10-22, capped off with its first victory over conference foe Oregon. In addition, the Aztecs had three players earn MPSF Player of the Week honors, as sophomore Christina Ricciardulli, sophomore Bailey Ewing and sophomore Madison Wallace were each all-MPSF second-team selections.

In her first season at San Diego State, White led the Aztecs to five victories in their inaugural campaign, including two wins in MPSF action. SDSU claimed its first victory in program history on Feb. 17 with a 14-9 decision over Cincinnati at Aztec Lacrosse Field. SDSU then earned a close 11-10 win vs. Saint Mary's (March 2), followed by cruising to a 15-8 victory over Fresno State in the Aztecs' final home game (March 20). SDSU closed out its first season on a high note by winning two of its last four games, including a 19-6 victory at Regis University (April 7) and a close 13-12 win at Saint Mary's (April 13).

It addition to the successful campaign, White coached two players to all-conference honors in her first year on Montezuma Mesa. Madison Wallace and Meris Walsh garnered all-MPSF second-team honors after each had a tremendous first year as an Aztec. Wallace started all 15 games in defense for SDSU, while collecting 25 ground balls and causing 11 turnovers on the season. Walsh, meanwhile, also started 15 contests en route to scoring a team-high 47 goals and adding three assists for a team-leading 50 points in her sophomore campaign.

"Kylee White has participated in lacrosse at the collegiate and international level as both a student-athlete and coach," said former San Diego State Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. "She possesses a tremendous will to win, and an intensity and drive to build our program the right way. As a former scholar-athlete and all-Big Ten performer, Kylee understands that having a great program means not just achieving success on the playing field, but developing our student-athletes as scholars and citizens."

"It's an honor to be selected as the first head women's lacrosse coach at San Diego State University," White said. "I'm excited to join the Aztec family and to help continue the development and growth of lacrosse in the West. SDSU has a great tradition of academic and athletic excellence and I'm looking forward to building a program that encompasses these same standards."

In 2010, White came to Montezuma Mesa after spending two seasons at Loyola University in Baltimore, Md., where she served as the first assistant coach, instructing the midfield and defensive players. White was also the coordinator of recruiting and team travel.

During her two years at Loyola, the Greyhounds went 22-13 (.629) and earned a trip to the 2010 BIG EAST Tournament for the first time in program history, while leading the nation in caused turnovers per game in both 2009 and 2010. In addition, White helped coach a second-team All-American in 2010 and four all-region selections.

"I learned a lot over the past two years with Loyola University," White said. "I wanted to thank (Loyola head coach) Jen Adams for her mentorship in preparing me for this incredible opportunity."

Prior to Loyola, White returned to her alma mater at Ohio State in 2008, where she served as an assistant coach. While in Columbus, White helped the Buckeyes to a 10-8 record. OSU finished the season ranked 11th in the country in ground balls per game.

Before Ohio State, White worked three seasons on the staff at Stanford where she helped the Cardinal to three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships. Stanford became the first program west of the Mississippi River to earn a bid to the NCAA Division I Championships.

White was also an assistant coach of Canada's U-19 team that finished fourth in the 2007 World Championships. Four of the players White coached were named to the All-World Team after the competition.

A native of London, Ontario, Canada, White has played in four IFWLA World Cups for her native country. In 2001 and 2005, she helped Canada to a pair of fourth-place finishes. White led the Canadians to its first bronze medal in 27 years in the 2009 World Cup, and propelled them to a silver medal in the 2013 World Cup played in Canada. At the 2005 tournament, she ranked in the top five for caused turnovers per game and was nominated for the All-World team. In November 2016, White was inducted into the London (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame.

A four-year letterwinner at Ohio State, White (formerly Kylee Reade) was a four-time Buckeye scholar-athlete pick and an Academic All-Big Ten performer on three occasions. She co-captained the 2002 squad to an 11-5 mark, runner-up finish in the American Lacrosse Conference, and Ohio State's first NCAA bid.  White caused 28 turnovers in 2001 and still ranks among the OSU all-time leaders in caused turnovers and ground balls.

White was a two-year member of the Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Board and served as a co-captain of the inaugural Ohio State women's varsity hockey team in 1999-2000.

White also played on the inaugural U19 Canadian National Team in 1995 and helped lead the team to the First World Championship, finishing fourth.

The former Kylee Reade earned her bachelor of science degree in education in 2002. She and her husband Todd White have a son, Lincoln, and a great dane named Astro.

Hometown London, Ontario, Canada
Alma Mater B.S. (Education), Ohio State, '02
Family Husband, Todd
Son, Lincoln
2010-present San Diego State Head Coach
2009-10 Loyola University (MD) Assist. Coach
2008-09 Ohio State Assist. Coach
2005-08 Stanford Assist. Coach
Year School/Team Title Record/Finish
2016 San Diego State Head Coach 4-11/7th
2015 San Diego State Head Coach 9-8/5th
2014 San Diego State Head Coach 7-10/6th
2013 San Diego State Head Coach 8-8/5th
2012 San Diego State Head Coach 5-10/5th
2010 Loyola Univ. Assist. Coach 11-7
2009 Loyola Univ. Assist. Coach 11-6
2008 Ohio State Assist. Coach 10-8
2007 Canada U-19 Assist. Coach 4th
2007 Stanford Assist. Coach 9-8
2006 Stanford Assist. Coach 12-6
2005 Stanford Assist. Coach 13-5
Year Team Record/Finish
2013 IFWLA World Cup 2nd
2009 IFWLA World Cup 3rd
2005 IFWLA World Cup 4th
2002 Ohio State 11-5
2001 IFWLA World Cup 4th
2001 Ohio State 7-8
2000 Ohio State 9-7
1999 Ohio State 10-5
1995 U19 Canadian National Team 4th
CAREER NUMBERS (entering 2016 season)
1 Season coached at alma mater Ohio State (10-8 record)
2  Finish as player in 2013 World Cup for Canadian team
3 Seasons at Stanford as Assistant Coach (34-19 record)
4 Finish as player on 2005 and 2001 Canadian World Cup teams
4 Number of Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selections as a player
11 National ranking in ground balls per game during 2008 season at Ohio State
12 Number of Aztecs who have earned all-MPSF selections under her direction
13.47 Nation leading number of caused turnovers/game during '09 and '10 season at Loyola
22.82 Ground balls per game for 2009 Loyola team (sixth nationally)
27 Years since the Canadian team had bronze finish at 2009 World Cup
28 Number of MPSF all-academic honors earned under her tutelage 
60 Career caused turnovers at Ohio State (ranked ninth all-time)
123 Career ground balls at Ohio State (ranked ninth all-time)
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