Athing enters her third season as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Marymount University for the 2016-17 season, although she has been on the sidelines for the Saints since 2010. Prior to her role as the head coach, she served as the assistant for four seasons. She is the sixth head coach in program history.
The Saints concluded a program-setting 2016 campaign with a 10-9 record and made an appearance in the CAC playoffs. For the first time in school history, the squad earned a bid to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship and played into the second round. Athing had a trio of Saints earn All-Conference honors and helped lead the team to its first over .500 season since 2003. A part of their win total raised a new program record, sporting a seven-game win streak that spanned over three weeks.
Athing joined the Saints staff after a four-year playing career at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A four-year starter for the Crimson Hawks, Athing was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team as a senior captain in 2010. She garnered Defensive Player of the Season accolades as a junior and senior and was also selected to the Senior All-Star Team. A standout in the classroom as well, Athing earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete Recognition all four years with the Crimson Hawks.
Athing graduated from IUP in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She completed her Master’s of Education in ESL at Marymount in 2012.