Gunts named women's lax assistant coach at UNH

Former Wilton High standout Kate Gunts was recently has been named assistant coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team.

Gunts, a 2008 WHS graduate, was a two-year starter in goal for the Warriors, leading Wilton to the 2007 FCIAC title and two trips to the state finals. In her senior year she was a co-captain and named first-team all-FCIAC.

After graduating from Wilton, Gunts attended the University of New Hampshire and was a four-year player for the women’s lacrosse team. She compiled a 20-9 career record in 42 career games (28 starts).

As a freshman in 2009, Gunts ranked fourth in the nation with an 8.18 goals-against average. She played in 16 of 19 games that season with 11 starts and had a 9-5 record. She recorded a .421 save percentage with a 5-1 record in 2010. As a senior in 2012, she went 3-1 with a personal single-season best .444 save percentage.

Gunts graduated magna cum laude with a communications degree in 2012. She was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years for recording a grade-point-average higher than 3.50.

After graduating from UNH, Gunts spent two years as a production assistant with NBC Sports/Olympics, where she worked with Sunday Night Football as well as both the Summer Olympics in London and Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Gunts served as head goalkeepers coach with the Revolution Lacrosse Club (Westchester, N.Y.) for more than a year before beginning her collegiate coaching career at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she was an assistant coach the past two seasons.

The Battling Bishops improved by three games from her first to second year as the goalkeepers’ save percentage improved from .388 to .410.

Her return to her alma mater was announced last week by UNH head coach Sarah Albrecht.

“I’m very excited to be welcoming Kate Gunts to the staff and am looking forward to her contribution to the program being an alum and her expertise as a goalkeeper and defensive coach,” Albrecht said. “She brings a lot of enthusiasm about the program and has a passion to push this program further. She complements the existing coaching staff with her coaching style and her personality.”