Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/8/19
From Press Release
The Cabrini men’s lacrosse program added another award to its 2019 coffer, as head coach Steve Colfer was named The Francis “Babe” Kraus Division III Coach of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
Colfer received the award Friday at the United States Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) annual convention in Baltimore.
Colfer led the Cavaliers to the top of the lacrosse world this year. Cabrini claimed the University’s first team national championship with a 16-12 win over Amherst at Lincoln Financial Field in May.
The Cavaliers closed the 2019 campaign with a program best 22-2 record and 15 game win streak. The team’s 22 victories also fell one shy of tying the NCAA record for most wins in a season.
The Blue and White also extended its NCAA-record conference win streak to 121 games and raised the club’s 19th consecutive conference crown with a 21-6 victory over Gwynedd Mercy.
Cabrini finished the season ranked in the nation’s top 20 in 13 different NCAA statistical categories, including top five rankings in winning percentage (#1), turnovers per game (#2), ground balls (#3), scoring margin (#3), man-down defense (#3), assists (#4) and scoring defense (#5).
In 19 seasons at the helm of the Cabrini men’s lacrosse program, Colfer has mentored the Cavaliers to 19 consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Atlantic East Conference titles and 18 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
He owns a commanding 284-72 career record and a .798 winning percentage that ranks among the top 10 coaches of all time in Divisions I, II and III.