Catherine Allen begins her second season as an assistant coach with the Husson women's tennis team in 2017-18.
In her first season on the staff, Allen helped the Eagles finish with a 7-5 overall record and a 5-2 mark in NAC play. As the #3 seed the Eagles knocked off the #2 seeded Castleton University, 6-2 to avenged a loss earlier in season to advance to the program’s second consecutive NAC Championship Final. In the championship match, the Eagles fell to #1 seeded Colby-Sawyer College, 5-0, finishing the season as NAC Runner-Up for the second straight season.
Prior to arriving at Husson, Allen was a four-year letterwinner in women's tennis at Washington & Lee University from 2008-11, posting a 39-8 (.830) record in singles matches and a 42-14 (.750) overall mark in doubles. As a freshman, Allen helped the Generals capture the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship and the ODAC Automaic bid into the National Championship, where they finished as the 2007-08 National Runner-Up. As a senior captain, Allen help lead the Generals back to the National Championship Tournament in 2011.
Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology with a minor in Environmental Science from Washington & Lee University in 2011.
Allen currently enjoys playing on a woman's 4.5 USTA league and a mixed doubles 9.0 league, which she reached the Sectionals in 2017.
Off of the court, Allen enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband, cat, and dog.
Allen, who has been playing competitive tennis since age 11, started her tennis career as a ball girl for the World Team Tennis team, St. Louis Aces. Allen also played the Missouri Valley Junior Circuit finishing top 1000 in the nation.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Allen attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. At MICDS, she was four-year letterwinner in tennis, also lettered three years in lacrosse , named first team all-metro in tennis and lacrosse and placed fifth at the state championships in doubles as a junior.