A native of South Burlington, Courtney Barrett is the Saint Michael's women's lacrosse interim head coach for the spring of 2019 after joining the program for her first year as an assistant coach in fall 2018.
After being named a two-time All-America selection while helping South Burlington High School win three state championships, Barrett was the University of Massachusetts at Lowell's starting goalkeeper for the program's first four years of existence. Each year of college, she was also a varsity assistant coach at South Burlington, and gained three years of experience coaching girls between sixth grade and high school with 802 Lacrosse. Since 2016, Barrett has worked as a professional goalkeeping coach for local middle school and high school girls.
A four-time America East Women's Lacrosse Fans' Choice Player of the Year at UMass Lowell, Barrett was an all-conference pick - the first in program history - as a junior after landing on the America East All-Rookie Team as a first-year. Following her senior year, she was chosen to play in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Senior All-Star Game, also a program first. The four-year captain became the first keeper in school annals with 500 career saves, finishing with 608 to go along with 239 ground balls and 84 caused turnovers while starting 64 of 67 games. Barrett led NCAA Division I in ground balls per game as a sophomore. She graduated with a liberal arts degree in 2018, concentrating on legal studies and psychology while minoring in business.