|College:||Holy Cross, '12|
Kathleen Colpoys is in her first season as assistant volleyball coach at Stonehill. She will assist head coach Lauren Amundson in all facets of team preparation and game management as well as recruiting.
Colpoys joins Stonehill following a standout four year career at Division I College of the Holy Cross, where she became the first student-athlete in program history to record over 700 kills and 200 blocks. She served as captain her senior season and finished her career ranked second in Crusader history with a .236 hitting percentage, while ranking fourth all-time with 214 career blocks and seventh with 755 career kills. Colpoys, who received the team’s Coach’s Award, is one of just four players in program history to tally 200-plus kills three-straight seasons and recorded a career-best 81 blocks during her senior season – good for sixth in program history.
"Kathleen's passion for volleyball, for connecting with players, and her competitive drive make her a perfect fit for our program," said Amundson. "Her knowledge and enthusiasm will, without a doubt, contribute to our quest for a Northeast-10 Championship, a return to the NCAA Tournament, and beyond.”
Colpoys, who earned a pair of All-Tournament team honors over her career, gained coaching experience at Holy Cross as a volunteer assistant coach over the winter. She assisted with individual training, team practices and the Crusaders’ spring tournaments, while also being introduced to recruiting practices. Colpoys has also worked at summer volleyball clinics at Holy Cross and Connecticut College during her collegiate career.
Colpoys is active in community service, volunteering her time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and also serving as Eucharistic minister with her local congregation. She represented her fellow residents at Holy Cross as a SADER Representative and Alumni Hall Council member during her time at the College. She participated in the spring break immersion program at Holy Cross in 2009 by volunteering in the hurricane affected areas of New Orleans.
Colpoys, a native of Scituate, Mass., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Holy Cross.