Leah Fazio

Leah Fazio (formerly Pace) joined the Duquesne lacrosse coaching staff in September 2018.

During her first season with the Dukes, Fazio along with head coach Corinne Desrosiers helped turn around a Dukes team which had recorded just six total wins in the previous two seasons to nine wins for the first time since 2016. In addition, Duquesne qualified for the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the first time since 2016, as well.

Fazio and the Dukes shattered single-season program records in 2019 for goals with 270, points with 371 and shots attempted with 669.

A former standout lacrosse player at High Point, Fazio was a two-time All-Big South selection at midfielder for the Panthers. She most recently served on the coaching staff at Plum High School for the 2018 season and as an assistant coach with the True Lacrosse Club in Pittsburgh for two seasons.

At High Point, Fazio earned First Team All-Big South honors as a junior in 2015, pacing the Panthers with 39 ground balls while ranking third on the team with 38 points (25 goals, 13 assists). She then garnered Second Team All-Big South accolades as a senior in 2016.

Fazio finished her career with 50 goals and 23 assists to go with 86 ground balls, 74 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers. She helped the Panthers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013-14, as well.

In addition, the Bel Air, Md. native was a Millis Scholar Athlete and was a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll at High Point.