Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse
Head Lacrosse Coach/Asst. Coach of Field Hockey
Women's Lacrosse: 28 years at Williams: 266-130 (.672)
Mason coached the Ephs in 1981, 1985-2000, 2002-
One National Offensive Player of the Year
One National Defensive Player of the Year
1996 National IWLCA Coach of the Year
Northeast Region IWLCA Coach of the Year: 1993 and 1996
NESCAC Coach of the Year: 2000
NESCAC Champions: 2010
Little Three Titles: 14
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 & 2010
NCAA Tournaments: 1998, 1999 & 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010
At Boston University: 9-14-4
Overall: 275-144-4 (.655)
Chris Mason came to Williams in 1980 after guiding the Boston
University field hockey and lacrosse teams from club sports to
Two of Mason's Eph lacrosse teams have recorded undefeated seasons – 1990 (13-0) and 1996 (15-0). Four times in the 1990s (1990, 1993, 1996 & 1999) Mason directed the Ephs to the ECAC New England title.
Her 1998 and 2000 Eph teams finished second in the NCAA Tournament.
After taking a sabbatical during the 2000-01 academic year, Mason decided to give up her head coaching duties in field hockey to concentrate on lacrosse, but she remains an assistant in field hockey.
In 1983 and 1984 Mason was on leave from the Eph field hockey team competing for the U.S. Olympic field hockey team and she also missed the 1982-85 lacrosse seasons.
Mason graduated from Penn State in 1978 with a bachelor's of science in physical education and in 1986 she received a Master's in education from Boston University. From 1977-1984 she was a member of the U.S. Field Hockey Team and she was named to the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic teams.
The 1984 U. S. Olympic field hockey team won a bronze medal in Los Angeles. In 1989 Mason was inducted into the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
Her undefeated 1996 Williams lacrosse team was inducted into the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame in 2003.
19 years at Williams: 202-63-14 (.749)
Mason coached the Ephs in 1980-82, 1984-1999
Little Three Champions: 14
1981, 1985, 1986, tied 1987, 1988, 1989,
tied 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, tied 1997, 1998 & 1999
NCAA Tournaments: 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997
1990 & 1991 ECAC New England Champions
1988 NIAC Champions
1995 Northeast Coach of the Year
At Boston University: 4-6-1
Overall: 206-69-15 (.736)
Assistant Coach of Women's Lacrosse
Alix Rorke '93 enters her seventh year as an assistant under
Chris Mason and having served as the Ephs' interim head coach in
2001, while Mason was on sabbatical.
Rorke was a four-year letterman in both field hockey and lacrosse for the Ephs. She earned All-america honors in field hockey and was invited ot the U.S. Olympic "A" Development Camp.
Rorke returned to her alma mater after coaching at Denison University in Ohio where she served as the head coach of field hockey and lacrosse. In lacrosse Rorke led Denison to two NCAA Tournament appearances and compiled a record of 39-23.
In her one year as the Ephs' head coach Rorke posted a 13-3 record and guided the Ephs to the ECAC-New England Championship.
|Mary Clare Snediker|
Assistant Coach of Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse
This is Mary Clare Snediker's second season as an assistant to Alix Barrale in field hockey and with Chris Mason in lacrosse. She came to Williams after a year coaching field hockey and lacrosse at her alma mater, Greenwich (Ct.) Academy.
Snediker graduated from Colby in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in business. At Colby, Snediker was a All-NESCAC field hockey player and a key defender on a two-time NESCAC champion women’s lacrosse team.
Snediker earned Colby’s Pamela Hoyt-Sanborn Award for contributions of sportsmanship and leadership during her time in Waterville. She was also distinguished in the classroom, earning NESCAC Fall and Spring All-Academic honors and academic accolades from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Snediker was also an active member of SAAC while at Colby.