Emily Pepe

Pepe was named the second coach in DeSales women's lacrosse histoy in November, 2020.

She joined the Bulldogs having spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at New York Institute of Technology helping NYIT post a 45-16 record in those four years.

Prior to her time with NYIT, Pepe worked as an assistant coach with the Farmingdale State College women’s lacrosse team, organizing and overseeing practices, creating scouting reports, recruiting, and primarily working with the offensive unit. Before that she played and coached with the Italian national team and was also a graduate assistant coach at Sacred Heart University.

Pepe had an outstanding three-year career at Sacred Heart University ranking seventh all-time in Pioneers history with 165 points. She tallied the second most assists (88) in program history, including a single-season record of 43 in 2012. Pepe was named Northeast Conference First-Team twice. Prior to SHU, Pepe spent one season at Jacksonville University where she tallied 11 goals and nine assists as a freshman.

A native of East Quogue, NY, Pepe earned a Bachelor of Arts in media studies in 2013 and later earned her Master’s in sports communication and media in 2015 from Sacred Heart University.