Kendall McBrearty
Kendall McBrearty

Kendall McBrearty joined the Yale coaching staff in the fall of 2008 after a stellar playing career at Virginia. McBrearty, who made a pair of appearances in the NCAA National Championship game with Virginia in 2005 and 2007, works with Yale's goalkeepers. She was a third team All-American for the Cavaliers at that position last season, helping Virginia to its third straight ACC Tournament championship. The Cavaliers also won three regular season championships and went 65-17 (.792) while she was there. "Kendall enjoyed a brilliant playing career at the University of Virginia and is currently a member of the 2008-09 U.S. National Team," said Anne Phillips, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse. "I am excited to have a goalkeeping coach of Kendall's caliber. Our goalies and defense will benefit greatly from Coach K's experience and her passion for this sport." A two-time MVP of the ACC Tournament, McBrearty led the league in goals-against average (7.25) and save percentage (.502) last year and was ranked third and sixth nationally in those categories, respectively. She was an All-ACC selection and was voted the team's MVP. McBrearty finished her career as one of the best goalkeepers in Virginia's history, ranking eighth with 331 career saves and ninth with a 7.60 goals-against average. McBrearty was named to the US Developmental Team for 2007-08. She was recently selected to the U.S. National Team top 48 and is standing for selection for the U.S. World Cup team that will compete in June, 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. A 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women's Lacrosse team selection, McBrearty received her sociology degree this past spring. She was a part of Virginia's Student Athlete Mentor council her senior year and also was active in the community. McBrearty took part in the Pepsi 10k run for Special Olympics and the men's and women's lacrosse blood drive in each of the last four years. A native of Alexandria, Va., McBrearty was a high school All-American and won four consecutive ISL titles at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School. Her twin sister, Kady, played lacrosse for Virginia Tech.

Virginia with McBrearty
2005 17-5 (3-1 ACC) ACC Reg. Season Champs, NCAA Semifinalists (3-1 NCAAs)
2006 15-4 (4-1 ACC) ACC Reg. Season Champs, ACC Tourney Champs, (0-1 NCAAs)
2007 19-4 (3-2 ACC) ACC Tourney Champs, NCAA Semifinalists (3-1 NCAAs)
2008 14-4 (4-1 ACC) ACC Reg. Season Champs, ACC Tourney Champs, (0-1 NCAAs)
  65-17 (14-5 ACC)