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As one of the winningest coaches in Lafayette College history, Ann Gold enters her silver anniversary season holding the reins of the Lafayette field hockey program and boasts a 292-170-23 career record in her 25 years with the Leopards. Guiding a team that went 7-11 a year ago, Gold hopes to steer the Leopards towards competing on all levels, especially within the Patriot League slate.
In 2002, Gold led the Leopards to the Patriot League Championship and the NCAA play-in game, and was awarded the Patriot League Coach of the Year for the fifth time in her tenure. She was also awarded the 2002 NFHCA Regional Coach of the Year award. The Leopards' 13-7 record in 2003 was Gold's 18th winning campaign in 22 seasons.
Gold's 1999 squad was the first-ever Patriot League team to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament. Also, her teams earned trips to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship three times, winning the title in 1990 and 1993.
Lafayette squads under Gold's tutelage have won nine regular season crowns, and have played in six of the 10 Patriot League Tournament championship matches, winning three times, in 1995, 1999, and 2002. She was also named the 1999 Mid-East Region Coach of the Year, to go with her 2002 honor.
A 1972 Ursinus College graduate, Gold joined Lafayette's staff in 1982 after nine years at Central Bucks West (Pa.) High School. Gold's C.B. West field hockey teams compiled an 84-26-12 (.738) record and won the 1981 Class 4A state title, while her lacrosse teams forged an 87-11-3 (.876) mark.
Gold and her husband, Michael, reside in Doylestown, Pa.