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Lacrosse (W) Coaching Staff

Caitlyn Corace

Head Coach
Alma Mater: Keene St. '12
E-mail: cmcorace20@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4408

The 2021-2022 school year will mark the second season for Caitlyn Corace as the head coach of the Catawba College women’s lacrosse program. She was previously the women’s lacrosse coach at SAC foe Lincoln Memorial University from 2014-2020 where she started the program.

The 2019 season was by far the best in LMU program history, as the Railsplitters finished the regular season with a 12-6 overall record and a 5-3 South Atlantic Conference mark. LMU also won its first SAC Tournament game, defeating Coker in the quarterfinals before losing to Lenoir-Rhyne in the semi-final contest.
 
The Railsplitters had six players earn All-SAC accolades following the 2019 campaign, with Zoe Zervos becoming the first player in program history to earn first-team accolades two years in a row. The 2019 season saw the program establish records for total number of wins (12) and conference wins (5). The team also set program records for total points (329), points per game (18.2), goals (230), goals per game (12.7), assists (99) and goals against (10).
  
Prior to her arrival at LMU, Corace was an assistant coach for the Defiance College Yellow Jackets during the 2014 season, the school’s first year of varsity status in Division III. Before her stint at Defiance, Corace was the assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. Corace has also been a member of the Division II All Region and All-American Committee. She has coached at the club level for Yellow Jackets North and currently coaches for the Carolina Miners.
 
A 2012 graduate of Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Corace led the Owls to three Little East Conference Championships, the 2010 ECAC Championship, and three NCAA tournament bids, finishing her career ranked fourth in program history with 143 goals. She also dished out 27 assists for 170 career points.

Corace’s sister, Alyssa was a 2016 graduate of Catawba College and a two-time All-SAC women’s lacrosse player. Corace graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Keene State and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from LMU in 2017.


Lacrosse (W) Coaching Staff

Lauren Di Puorto

Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Lenoir-Rhyne '15
E-mail: ldipuort21@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4408

Lauren Di Puorto was named the Catawba College Women's Lacrosse Assistant in January of 2021. Prior to Catawba, Di Puorto coached at the high school level at Hickory High School (NC) and Forsyth Country Day School.

Di Puorto is an alumni of Lenoir- Rhyne University where she played both soccer and lacrosse. As a member of the lacrosse team, Di Puorto started in all 69 games and is the current all-time leader in points (253) and goals (167). In her senior year, she was named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, All- Conference, All-Region and Third Team All-American.

Di Puorto has also coached for NC Fusion, a club lacrosse program located in Winston-Salem, NC for four years. 

Di Puorto graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015, earning her bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education. Lauren lives in Trinity, NC, with her husband, Raffaele.

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