Powderly Named New Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
July 18, 2013
"I am very excited to have Caitlin join our staff," Black said. "Her vast amount of coaching experience is really going to help our team continue to grow and get better. She has a lot of knowledge and having played goalie, she brings that unique perspective on the game. Caitlin is going to be a great fit to the Marquette women's lacrosse family."
Powderly joins Marquette with almost a decade worth of coaching experience, most recently serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Drexel University, where she was responsible for goalkeeper training and assisting with defensive systems.
At Marquette, she will have the chance to work with 2013 team most valuable player Sarah Priem, who concluded her freshman year in the top 20 in all of NCAA Division I in saves and saves per game, while also leading the Golden Eagles in ground balls and caused turnovers.
Prior to Drexel, Powderly was an assistant coach at Franklin and Marshall College from 2010-12 and at Brown University from 2008-10. In addition to assisting with goalkeepers and defenders at those two stops, she also served as recruiting and travel coordinator and was assigned duties related to budgeting, video exchange and student-athlete performance.
Powderly spent one season at Clarkson University in 2008 in her lone collegiate head coaching experience and prior to that was a coaching intern at Hamilton College in 2007. Hamilton captured the 2007 Liberty League Championship in her one season with the program, while also advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship quarterfinals and was part of a Continentals' coaching staff which earned regional staff of the year honors from the IWLCA.
A four-year member of women's lacrosse team at the University of New England, Powderly earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2004. She served as team captain as a senior and left UNE as the career saves leader (563) in program history, while also holding single-season records in goals against average and save percentage.
She returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach in 2005 after spending 2004 in the United Kingdom, working as a coaching officer at Marlborough College. Powderly also has a vast amount of experience on the club and camp circuit since 2007.
Marquette is entering its second year of competition at the NCAA Division I level in 2013-14 and will compete as a full member of the BIG EAST Conference after spending the 2013 season as an independent.