Caitlin Fifield
Caitlin  Fifield

Hometown:
North Babylon, N.Y.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Richmond (2013)

The 2017 season marked the second for Caitlin Fifield as an assistant coach on the Marquette University women's lacrosse staff.

In two seasons with Fifield on staff, the offense has made tremendous gains. In her first season in 2016, the team averaged a program-record 10.5 goals per game and registered the most single-season wins in program history with seven and the highest-ever BIG EAST finish in program history, ranking tied for third place.

In 2017, the offense took another step forward. Despite a 6-11 ovreall record with a 4-5 mark in BIG EAST play, the team scored 42 more goals than in 2016 and raised the scoring average by more than five goals per game since Fifield's arrival. A big factor in all of that was the production of senior attacker Julianna Shearer, who set numerous all-time program records including the single-season scoring mark with a BIG EAST-leading 55 goals. Shearer joined Grace Gabriel (unanimous selection) on the BIG EAST first team, while Allison Lane earned all-league honors for the second consecutive year as a second team selection.  

“We are so excited to have Caitlin join our staff,” said head coach Meredith Black upon Fifield's announced hire in the summer of 2015. ”Her experience, energy and unique perspective will help us take Marquette lacrosse to another level. She has a lot of great recruiting experience and possesses the knowledge and leadership to take over the offense. What she did at Wagner in just two short years was very impressive. Her will and determination to succeed make her the perfect fit at Marquette.”

Fifield comes to Marquette following an impressive playing career at the University of Richmond and two seasons as assistant coach at Wagner College. While at Wagner, the Seahawks matched a school-record with 11 wins during the 2014 season en route to its first Northeast Conference championship game appearance.

The North Babylon, N.Y. native spent five seasons at Richmond and capped her career with one of the school’s top single-season performances in program history en route to a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection and a place on the Tewaarton Watch List as a redshirt-senior in 2013. Fifield started every game, recording 72 points, including 24 assists – both of which rank in the school’s all-time single season top-10 lists.

She finished her career fourth on the all-time list in goals (174), seventh in assists (55) and third in points (229) for the Spiders. Fifield was a two-time First Team All-A10 selection, a second team choice in 2011 and an All-Rookie Team honoree in 2009.

Also in 2009, she was a member of the Canadian National Team and earned a Top-34 roster spot in the summer of 2012. In 2016, she made it to the second round of tryouts as Team Canada looked to select its roster for the 2017 FIL World Cup held in London.

Fifield began building a solid coaching foundation while serving as a club coach and college camp counselor since 2008. Since then, she has served as head coach of the Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets’ Club Team where she gained valuable experience running practices and coordinating the offense. She has also served as a youth lacrosse camp counselor at several Division I summer camps, such as Northwestern, Virginia, Maryland and Princeton.

She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Richmond and her master’s in education from Wagner.

A graduate of North Babylon High School, Fifield was a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and a two-time Academic All-American.

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