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Gabby Capuzzi enters her third season as an assistant coach for the 2017 season at Navy. Capuzzi's focus is on Navy's defensive end and has an active role in recruiting.
In 2015, Capuzzi guided a Navy defense that ranked 10th in the country in scoring defense at 7.75 goals per game. The Mids held 13 of their 20 opponents under 10 goals. Navy had 10 players with 10 or more caused turnovers. She helped coach senior defender Sarah George to her first career All-Patriot League laurel, as she garnered first team honors.
Capuzzi spent two seasons working various roles as a part of the Ohio State coaching staff, including the 2013-14 season as the program's full-time assistant coach.
Former All-American Capuzzi lettered from 2009-12 at Ohio State. She led the team with 42 goals, 52 draw controls, 38 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers in 2012 and is the OSU record holder for career draws (166) after previously tying the single-season draw record in 2012 and owning two of the top three positions.
Capuzzi is already familiar with the Naval Academy lacrosse atmosphere, having worked as a Navy camp counselor and instructor for the past five summers in Annapolis. She will be Navy's top assistant and be responsible for coaching the defense.
Capuzzi graduated from Ohio State in June 2012 with a bachelor's degree in strategic communications with a minor in media production and analysis. She also earned her master of science in sports administration and leadership at Duquesne University in June 2014.