Cherry Creek turns to assistant to take over girls lacrosse program

Cherry Creek Chatfield girls lacrosse

(Tim Visser/

Cherry Creek has hired former assistant Kathryn Ames as its new girls lacrosse coach, athletic director Jason Wilkins announced over Twitter on Friday:

Ames takes over for Brianne Tierney, who resigned to pursue opportunities in college. She played Division I lacrosse at James Madison in college.

Though she's been involved with it up to this point, Ames will now head a program which is coming off of back-to-back appearances in the state title game, including a championship in 2013. Tierney was 28-9 in two seasons at Creek.

The Bruins graduated their top five point scorers from last season, including all-state midfielder Blair Sisk.

Still, it is a program with a lot of history — arguably the most in the state. Cherry Creek has won 10 of the 17 championships awarded in girls lacrosse's sanctioned history.