Coaches Spotlight – Kate Cortese

Kate Cortese coaches in the girls’ program and has coached at the U8 and U10 levels.  Kate originates from Baltimore, Maryland where she was a four year varsity starter in lacrosse at Mt. de Sales Academy; she also played four years of varsity basketball.  After high school, she continued playing at the University of Delaware.  As an attacker, she was a four year letter winner, twice named to the America East All Conference team, selected to the All Tournament Team in 2000 and scored over 100 points in her career.  Her team won their conference twice and advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2000.

After graduating from college, she attended the University of Maryland dental school where she met her husband, a native of California.  Upon their graduation, they moved to California and settled in San Jose. They have four kids keeping them busy with lacrosse, soccer and baseball.

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