Kathleen Early | Graduate Assistant Coach
The program’s all-time leader in goals against average begins her third season as the Stags’ Graduate Assistant Coach. In her role, Early will primarily work with the team’s goalkeepers to help them develop on and off the pitch.
Early graduated as one of the most successful goalkeepers in Fairfield history, graduating first in career goals against average (0.75), fifth in wins (32), and sixth in saves (174). As the starting goalkeeper in 2013 and 2014, Early led the Stags to back-to-back MAAC Championship Final appearances, the first time the Stags have accomplished that since 1999, 2000. Early was named to the All-MAAC First Team during her senior season, securing 14 wins, the second-most in any single season in program history.
For her graduate studies, Early plans on earning her Master’s Degree in clinical mental health, which will also allow her to get clinical hours in the work force while coaching the Stags.