Crysti Foote, a highly decorated student-athlete at Notre Dame, enters her second season with the University of Louisville women's lacrosse program.
Foote, the team's offensive coordinator, led Louisville to a top-50 national ranking in scoring offense and was instrumental in the team's No. 9 ranking in draw controls. The Cardinals' primary scoring threat, Nikki Boltja, ranked among the nation's best in multiple categories: goals per game (No. 4), goals (No. 20) and points per game (No. 43). Additionally, Boltja ranked first in goals per game in the BIG EAST and earned all-conference and all-region honors.
Prior to coming to Louisville, Foote spent the 2011 season as an assistant at Notre Dame, her alma mater. In 2011, the Fighting Irish finished fourth in the BIG EAST standings and reached the league's championship game. Under Foote's tutelage, Notre Dame's attackers ranked 15th-best nationally in points (345), 25th in scoring margin (+2.42) and 32nd in scoring offense (12.11 goals per game). Individually, she directed Maggie Tamasitis to place second in the nation in total assists (46) and third in assists per game (2.42), and nine players finished the season with double-digit goal totals.
Prior to joining Notre Dame as an assistant, Foote spent 2009-10 completing her master's degree at Long Island. While there, she was the head coach of Madison High's lacrosse program, and she led the team to a group semifinal appearance. Previously, she served as an assistant at Drew (2007-08) and Columbia (2008-09) after the conclusion of her collegiate career.
A Suffern, N.Y., resident, Foote was a highly decorated student-athlete and two-time captain at Notre Dame from 2002-06. A four-year letterwinner, she earned IWLCA first team All-America honors in 2006, third team All-America honors in 2005, all-region honors all four years, was the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year in 2006 and earned all-BIG EAST honors three years in a row (first team: 2005-06; second team: 2004). Also, in 2006, Foote was tabbed IWLCA's Attack Player of the Year. That season, she was one of five Tewaaraton Trophy finalists, an award that is presented to the top male and female collegiate lacrosse players in the country.
Statistically, she holds the school's single-season record for points and single-game marks for goals (9).
Internationally, Foote continues to be a member of Canada's World Cup Team since 2001, where she made appearances in 2005 and 2009. In 2005, she guided the team to a fourth-place finish in the tournament after leading the team in scoring with 20 goals and seven assists. In 2009, she helped Canada claim the bronze medal at the World Cup, notching seven goals and seven assists.
Foote earned a bachelor's degree in business from Notre Dame in 2006, with a master's in school counseling in 2009.