Patricia Sutton is in her third
season as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Holy Cross
in 2013. Sutton is a 2007 graduate of Holy Cross and is the
program’s all-time leader in points, goals and draw
During her first two seasons as an assistant coach with the Crusaders, Sutton has helped the team to an overall record of 16-19, a 7-5 mark in Patriot League regular season contests, and a trip to the 2012 Patriot League championship game.
Before returning to her alma mater, Sutton was an assistant coach for two seasons at Albany in 2009 and 2010. Sutton assisted with all aspects of the program, including recruiting and monitoring student-athletes’ academics. In the 2010 season, the Great Danes won their first-ever conference regular season title, set the school’s single-season win record by going 13-3, and were ranked in the IWLCA national poll (No. 19) for the first time in the program’s Division I history. Albany also ranked second nationally in scoring, was fourth in scoring margin and was sixth in scoring defense. In Sutton’s first season at Albany, the Great Danes finished with a winning record for the first time since 2000 with nine wins. Prior to her time at Albany, Sutton was the girls junior varsity head coach at Wayland High School.
Sutton, who was an executive board member of the Holy Cross Student Athlete Advisory Committee and a senior captain, was named the 2007 Crusader of the Year. During her playing career at Holy Cross, as she set school career records for points (291), goals (215) and draw controls (171), while placing second all-time in assists (76) and tied for third in caused turnovers (64). She also ranks third all-time in the Patriot League in career goals, fourth in career points, fifth in career draw controls, eighth in career assists and ninth in career caused turnovers.
During Sutton’s final two seasons, the Crusaders won their first two Patriot League championships and made their first two NCAA Tournament appearances. At the time of her graduation, Sutton ranked 19th all-time in career points and 25th all-time in career goals in NCAA Division I history. Sutton also holds school single-season records for points with 75 (2006, 2007) and for draw controls with 72 (2006).
Sutton received numerous accolades during her career, including earning second team All-Northeast Region (2006, 2007), Patriot League Tournament MVP (2007), Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year (2006), first team All-Patriot League (2005, 2006, 2007), second team All-Patriot League (2004) and Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2004) honors.
Sutton, who was a member of the Dean’s List and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Holy Cross in 2007. A native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sutton’s sister Kat is currently a senior on the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team.