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Navy assistant Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll) named to IWLCA representative

Monday, 1st June 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/28/20
From US Lacrosse

IWLCA President Kathy Taylor, the head coach at Colgate University, has announced the results of the 2020 IWLCA Board of Directors election, and Navy associate head coach Gabby Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll) was elected as a Division I representative.

Five vacancies were contested in this election cycle, including two for Executive Committee positions, and three for NCAA Divisional representatives. All new board members will begin their three-year terms of service on July 1, 2020.

“We’re very excited about our newly elected Board members,” Taylor said. “Each of them has a strong track record of experience in the sport and service to our association that will serve them well in their new roles. We are experiencing unprecedented times and we will need strong leadership to help navigate the obstacles to come. I am confident all of the members of our Board will rise to the challenge of guiding our association towards a brighter future for women’s lacrosse.”

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve and lead our college coaching community in this position,” Capuzzi (also a grad of the Phantastix program) said. “It is an honor to serve alongside an amazing group of coaches and leaders across women’s lacrosse, while continuing to represent the Naval Academy.”

Capuzzi joined the Navy women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant in July of 2014, and following the 2018 campaign, she was elevated to associate head coach. Capuzzi’s primary focus is on Navy’s defensive end, while she also has an active role in recruiting.

In her time at the Academy, the Navy women’s lacrosse team won a pair of Patriot League Tournament Championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times, including advancing to the NCAA Final Four during the 2017 season – marking the first time a women’s team from a service academy advanced to the Final Four in any sport.

Capuzzi has significant experience serving the IWLCA as a member of the Annual Meeting Planning committee and the Online Video Exchange committee. This will be her first time serving on the Board of Directors.

Liz Grote, the head coach at Bowdoin College, was elected as the new IWLCA President. She previously served the IWLCA as both Secretary and as a Division III representative to the Board. She is a member of the Division III All-American committee and serves as the chair of the Pilgrim region.

University of Tampa head coach Kelly Gallagher was elected as the new IWLCA Secretary. She previously served the IWLCA as a Division II representative to the Board. She is a former chair of the Annual Meeting Planning committee, a former member of the Communications and Tournament committees, and is a current voter in the Division II Coaches Poll.

Meghan Dennehy is the head coach at UVA-Wise and will serve as Division II Representative. Dennehy previously served as a Division II representative from 2017-2019 and has been active as an All-American committee member.

Karrie Moore, head coach at Ithaca College, was elected as a Division III Representative. Moore has been the Division III Chair of the Online Video Exchange committee and was recognized for her contributions to the organization with the IWLCA Service Award in 2019. This will be her first time serving on the Board of Directors.

The IWLCA re-structured the Board of Directors in order to balance Divisional representation in 2017. The new structure includes the four officers comprising the Executive Committee, as well as three Representatives from each NCAA Division and one representing the NAIA. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three-year term of office.

2020-21 IWLCA Board of Directors (terms begin July 1)
Liz Grote Bowdoin College IWLCA President
Ricky Fried Georgetown University IWLCA Vice President
Kelly Gallagher University of Tampa IWLCA Secretary
Melissa Lehman Rutgers University IWLCA Treasurer
Kathy Taylor Colgate University IWLCA Past-President
Missy Doherty Penn State University Division I Representative
Lauren Morton (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) Boston University Division I Representative
Gabby Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll) U.S. Naval Academy (Navy) Division I Representative

TBA * TBA Division II Representative
Scott Tucker Limestone College Division II Representative
Meghan Dennehy UVA-Wise Division II Representative
MK Geratowski Randolph-Macon College Division III Representative
Susan Stuart-Elliott Colorado College Division III Representative
Karrie Moore Ithaca College Division III Representative
Mary Ann Meltzer Lawrence Technology University NAIA Representative



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