Caroline Steele

Caroline Steele has joined the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse coaching staff in time for the 2020 season.

Steele comes to Hawk Hill after an illustrious career at the University of Maryland, with whom she won a pair of national championships in 2017 and 2019. A two-time nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, she was recently named to Maryland’s All-Decade Team.

“We are happy to welcome Caroline Steele as our assistant coach,” head coach Alex Kahoe said. “Caroline has great knowledge and passion for the game along with her championship experience. We are excited to see the impact she makes with our team on Hawk Hill.”

“I am so excited to join the Saint Joseph’s family,” Steele said. “The women’s lacrosse program has been consistently improving since Alex has taken over. I truly look forward to showing my worth and value for this team, as I have gained such valuable exposure to this wonderful game over my years of playing and coaching. What’s so great about this program is that we have a staff that is incredibly devoted to putting this team on the right path to success.”

Steele earned All-NCAA Tournament Team honors in 2017 as she helped lead Maryland to the national championship; she would go on to become an IWLCA All-America selection in both of her final two seasons with the Terrapins, each time garnering a nomination for the Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation’s top player. She capped off her collegiate playing career with a second NCAA title in 2019.

A native of Severna Park, Maryland, Steele was twice named to the All-Big Ten Team and earned All-Region First Team honors as a junior. A two-time All-Big Ten Tournament selection, she was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in 2017. All told, Steele finished her career with 205 goals, good for seventh on Maryland’s all-time list, as well as 59 assists and 264 career points. She then went on to play for the Pride in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.

“Caroline will be an excellent lacrosse coach for Saint Joseph’s,” said Maryland head coach Cathy Reese, who coached Steele during her career with the Terrapins. “She has a great passion for the sport and a tremendous personality that will rub off on everyone around her.