Alix Barrale ’93 begins her 21st season as the head coach of the Williams’ field hockey program in 2021, having successfully led the Ephs to the NCAA Tournament seven times. In the 2019-20 season, Emma Ticknor earned All-American honors by the NFHCA.
At Williams Barrale has compiled a 206-128 mark (.617) and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004). As the head coach at Denison over four years Barrale complied a record of 40-27 (.597) and overall in her 22 years coaching field hockey Barrale has fashioned acumulative record of 231-147 (.611).
Barrale’s Eph teams have a 18-9 (.655) record in NESCAC Tournament play and a 5-7 mark in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite 8 round twice.
Barrale was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004 and the NFHCA New England Region’s Coach of the Year in 2002. In addition, the Ephs have won four Little 3 titles in that span and shared another.
Barrale has coached 19 All-Americans at Williams.
Prior to returning to Williams, Barrale served as the head field hockey coach and head women's lacrosse coach at Denison University for four years. In her last two years Barrale guided Denison to a 30-10 mark with a record of 16-4 in her final season, (12-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play). Barrale's Denison teams were 20-2 in NCAC play her final two years.
Barrale played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams under Chris Mason. Barrale was the all-time leader in points for the Ephs at the time of her graduation, earned All-America honors and was invited to the U.S. Olympic "A" Training Camp.
Barrale also served as the Ephs' interim head women’s lacrosse coach for one season (2000).