Katherine Remy Vettori made a name for herself as a player on one of the top collegiate teams of the 1990s. In her sixth season in a head-coaching role, she is already solidifying her status in the coaching ranks.
In her first five seasons at the helm of the Greyhounds, Vettori has led the squad to a 54-38-14 (.575) overall record including two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season titles (2008 and 2009) and two MAAC Championship crowns in 2012 and 2009. The team has also made four trips to the MAAC Championships, playing in the title game in all four appearances, with the latest coming in 2012 with a championship victory against the No. 1 seed Marist College Red Foxes.
Under Vettori, 25 Greyhounds have earned All-MAAC honors with 17 landing on the All-MAAC First Team. In addition, four players have been named MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, two defensive, and one Goal Keeper of the Year, after being reinstated in 2012.
This past year, Loyola completed its third ten-win season under the guidance of Vettori, and 18th in program history. Twice, in 2012, the Greyhounds put together a two-game shutout streak, helping Loyola to 32 MAAC victories under Vettori.
Vettori guided Nichole Schiro to three consecutive MAAC Offensive Player of the Year awards, an achievement never before accomplished by a women's soccer player in conference history. That same year, she led Didi Haracic to the reinstated MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year award, helping Loyola win two major awards since 2005.
She led Loyola to a 12-6-4 (6-2-1 MAAC) record in 2012, with the team making its second trip in four seasons to the NCAA College Cup, where they finished 6-0 against Vettori's alma mater, the Duke Blue Devils.
Vettori was named the 2009 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after helping the Greyhounds complete an unbeaten and untied regular-season, 9-0-0, in conference play. The Greyhounds then won the MAAC Championship title and advanced to the NCAA College Cup and finished the year with a 15-5-3 record.
In addition to their great successes on the field, Vettori's teams have been just as solid in the classroom. The women's soccer program won the Loyola Athletic Department's award for the highest team grade point average in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, the Greyhounds were honored by the National Soccer Coaches Associationa of America (NSCAA) with a Team Academic Award for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.36. The team also had a player earn ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the fifth-straight year. As most recently, the Greyhounds were honored for their eighth-consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.29.
In just her first season at the helm of a Division I program, Vettori led an experienced Greyhounds team to an undefeated conference record at 7-0-2, winning the MAAC regular season title. After going winless in her first seven games as a head coach (0-5-2), the Greyhounds under her leadership went 10-0-2 the rest of the season before falling to Fairfield in the MAAC Championship Game. After finishing the season 10-6-4 overall, seven Greyhounds, including now first-year assistant coach Sarra Moller, who later earned All-Mid Atlantic Regional All-America honors from the NSCAA, earned all-conference honors.
The Green and Grey were not only successful on the field; they were equally successful in the classroom as nine Greyhounds were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. Theresa Ferraina, who also led the team in scoring was named a First-Team Academic All-American.
Vettori was hired in March 2008 as the fourth head coach in the 17-year history of the women's soccer program at Loyola.
With the job, she had the opportunity to coach a team that returns nine starters and 17 letterwinners from the 2007 team that won the MAAC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup for the sixth time in school history.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such great student-athletes at a school with a wonderful academic and women's soccer reputation," Vettori said at the time of her hiring. "I have waited for an opening at a school like Loyola, and I look forward to the challenge of being a head coach at the collegiate level."
Vettori has served as the Women's Director of the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) in Howard County, Md., for the past eight years following five seasons as a collegiate assistant coach.
Vettori oversaw more than 3,200 female SAC players from the ages of 4-19, directing coaching and training assignments, travel team tryouts and selections, budgeting and coordinating all administrative aspects of the girls' program.
On the field, Vettori ran technical training sessions, coaches education programs and led travel teams for SAC. In addition to attracting top-level players and coaches to the association, Vettori has worked with the collegiate placement of players from SAC. Her players have continued their playing careers at over 20 NCAA schools in all divisions through her years with the program.
She coached the Under-16 SAC team that won the Maryland State Cup and has participated in tournaments from California to Florida.
Prior to running the women's programs for SAC, Vettori worked as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland and University of Pennsylvania.
She served as an assistant for the Terrapins from 1998-2001, helping the program reach the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup on three occasions, advancing to the second round twice.
Vettori led Maryland's nationwide recruiting effort and, in addition to practice and game preparation, she helped coordinate the program's compliance, travel, scheduling, fundraising and alumnae outreach.
At Maryland, Vettori coached two student-athletes who earned All-America honors, two who received Freshman All-America mention and nine who were tabbed to Regional All-America squads.
Vettori was an assistant coach at Pennsylvania from 1996-1998, helping guide the Quakers to their first-ever ECAC Championship in 1997 with a 14-5-0 record. The 14 wins represented a school record for victories in a single-season.
As a four-year starter and letterwinner at Duke University, Vettori (then Katherine Remy) earned Soccer News All-American accolades in 1993, her sophomore season in Durham, N.C. She also picked up All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team honors that season and was named a Sophomore All-American, too.
A forward/midfielder, Vettori was named to the All-ACC Tournament Team three times, 1992, 1993 and 1994, and was voted the Duke Team Most Valuable Player in each of those seasons, as well. She was also a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll from 1994-1996.
Vettori was a member of the 40-player United States National Team Player Pool from 1994-1996 and played for the U.S. National `B' Team in 1994 as it traveled through Europe and played national teams from England, Ireland and Scotland.
She participated in the 1994 and 1995 U.S. Olympic Festivals and the 1997 U.S. Soccer Festival.
Vettori played professionally for four seasons as a member of the W-League's Greensboro Dymano in 1994, the Philadelphia Frenzy in 1997 and the Hampton Roads Piranhas in 1998-1999. She was the Most Valuable Player of W2 in 1998.
Vettori, who holds her United States Soccer Federation `C' Coaching License, graduated from Duke with a bachelor of arts in history and sociology in 1996. She earned her masters of science in higher education administration from Pennsylvania in 1998.
A native of Norman, Okla., Vettori comes from a soccer-playing family. Her three sisters all played collegiate soccer in the ACC. Amanda was a four-year letterwinner at Duke from 1994-1997; Anne played at North Carolina from 1998-2001; and, Elizabeth was an All-ACC performer at Wake Forest from 2003-2006.
She is married to former Duke lacrosse player Jason Vettori. The couple has two children - Remy and Lucy - and resides in Towson, Md.