Steph Lazo


Lazo arrives in Newark after spending the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Penn State, and the 2018 season as an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's.

A two-time All-American for the Nittany Lions, Lazo helped guide PSU to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the semifinals.

In addition to her All-American accolades, the Stevensville, Md. native was a three-time All-Region selection, two-time All-Big Ten selection, two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and the 2017 Big Ten Attack Player of the Year. As a senior, Lazo was a unanimous All-Big Ten pick, leading the conference in points (89) and assists (43). Her 89 points as a senior was the most for a Nittany Lion since the 1989 campaign while her 43 assists are good for second-most in program history. She also earned IWLCA Senior All-Star Game MVP honors in 2017.

The 2017 Penn State Female Athlete of the Year, Lazo finished her career ranked seventh all-time in program history in points (211) and assists (89).

Lazo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation and human services from Penn State University in 2017. Her mother, Sue Whitfield Lazo, played women's basketball for the Blue Hens from 1984-88 and still has her name littered within the program record books.

She was selected by the New England Command in the inaugural Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) draft in 2018 and helped lead the Command to the Inaugural Championship title that season.