Tricia Molfetta

Tricia Molfetta, who was hired to lead the Pace women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2017, has led the Setters to a 26-13 record over the past three seasons.

Most recently, Molfetta's squad posted their best NE10 finish in program history in 2019. Pace’s 9-4 record inside the conference earned them the No. 3 seed in the NE10 Tournament. The Setters won eight of their final nine contests of the regular season, entering the postseason on a seven-game winning streak. Pace was ranked in every IWLCA National Poll of the season, climbing to as high as No. 11 in mid-March.

In Molfetta's first year, the Setters completed the year with a school-record mark of 14-5, including a program-best 10 wins inside the NE10. The Blue and Gold then went on to host, and win, their first-ever NE10 Playoff game against Bentley by a score of 18-10.

In addition to the athletic success, Pace also impressed in the classroom in 2018. The Setters won the NE10's Team Excellence Award for the highest GPA in the entire conference. Molfetta's team completed the academic year with a cumulative GPA of 3.45.

Molfetta came to Pleasantville in the fall of 2017 after spending three years at Manhattanville College, where she served as top assistant for one season before being named head coach in 2016. Most recently, Molfetta led the Valiants to one of their best seasons in school history. Manhattanville put together an 11-6 record this past spring, tying the program's single-season win total. In addition, the Valiants made an appearance in the MAC Freedom Tournament semifinals for the first time in four seasons.

"We are excited to have Tricia join the Pace Athletics family and lead our women's lacrosse program," said Pace Athletics Director Mark Brown. "Tricia has established herself as a well-respected coach by her peers and student-athletes alike. She will be a great fit for our community, helping our team reach their full potential in competition, in the community, and in the classroom."

All in all, Molfetta's 17 wins during her two seasons at the helm of Manhattanville are the most in a two-year span in nearly a decade. In addition to the team success, Molfetta helped seven Valiants earn All-Mac Freedom honors, including a school-record five players in 2017.

"I am extremely excited for this opportunity to become the Head Coach of the Pace University Women's Lacrosse program," said Molfetta.