|Title:||Head Women's Lacrosse Coach|
|College:||Cornell University, 2003|
Sarah Kellner begins her eighth season as Regis University women's lacrosse head coach in 2013-14 and will look to continue on the Rangers finest three seasons in program history. Kellner will look to make history this season when the Rangers and the other former WILA members enter the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Rangers completed the 2013 season with their second straight runner-up WILA finish and had the second most wins in school history with 10 against just five losses. The Rangers had one of the best offenses in the country and led the NCAA Division II in draw controls. Kellner guided RU to an 8-2 WILA record in 2013.
Following a record breaking season in 2011, she guided the Rangers in 2012 to a 9-8 record including a season finale win over #2 ranked Rollins College. The Rangers finished as runner-up in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) in 2012 while defeating two ranked teams, the first in school history.
The Rangers took the inaugural Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association championship with a perfect 6-0 record. The Rangers lost just two games during the spring of 2011, one to a top 10 team while racking up 12 wins, the most in school history.
In 2009, Kellner led the Rangers to a 6-6 record which was the most wins by any Ranger women's lacrosse team since its inception in 2000. It also marked the first time a Rangers team had a non-losing record.
In six seasons Kellner has more wins than any previous coach in
program history. She is 45-44 (.500 winning percentage)
overall and this all while playing one of the toughest schedules of
any Division II team. Her teams ended WILA play with a 20-4
(.833) in three seasons in the WILA
Kellner brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Ranger lacrosse program. Since 2002, Averson has worked with numerous lacrosse programs in the east coast area. She most recently coached at Fayetteville-Manlius where she served as an assistant coach from 2004-06. In all three seasons her team made it to the New York State High School Championship game, winning the title in two of the three seasons.
During her three year span at Fayetteville-Manlius she coached six high school All-America players and two Central New York Player of the Year award winners. 15 players that she coached have moved on to compete at the NCAA Division I level.
She also boasts similar success as a collegiate athlete. Averson was a four-year letterwinner at Cornell University (N.Y.). In 2003, as a senior, she was named Cornell University Female Athlete of the Year as well as being selected to the All-America first team. During her playing career at Cornell she twice guided her team to the NCAA Division I championship, including a Final Four appearance in 2002 when her team went 17-2.
Kellner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell with a bachelor degree in development sociology. Formerly Sarah Averson, she lives with her husband and two children in Littleton.