Capuzzi Promoted to Associate Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy women’s lacrosse assistant coach Gabby Capuzzi has been promoted to associate head coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. Capuzzi has served as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen since 2015, working primarily with the defense.
“I am extremely grateful and appreciative for this amazing opportunity,” Capuzzi said. “Thank you to Cindy (Timchal) and Mr. (Chet) Gladchuk for their continuous support over the past four years. It has been an amazing experience coaching at the Naval Academy. It is an incredible place to work and be a coach. We have really great student-athletes. I am grateful for the title and am looking forward to next season and another year here at Navy.”
“I am so happy for Gabby,” head coach Cindy Timchal stated. “We have an amazing coaching staff and I am just so happy for Gabby to be bumped up with the title of associate head coach. She heads up our recruiting efforts and our defensive unit and has been a big part of the success that Navy women’s lacrosse has had over the past four years. It is an exciting time for Navy women’s lacrosse and I am excited for Gabby to be recognized in this manner.”
Over the past two seasons, Capuzzi has helped the Midshipmen reach historic heights. Navy has captured back-to-back Patriot League Tournament Championships, while making a pair of appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Mids have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals each of the last two seasons, and in 2017 became the first women’s team from a Service Academy to advance to an NCAA Final Four.
Since her arrival in 2015, Navy has tallied 1,507 ground balls (377 per year), 1,253 draw controls (313 per year), and 561 caused turnovers (140 per year). Under Capuzzi, the Mids have recorded three of the top four seasons in school history for caused turnovers and two of the three best performances for ground balls. The last two seasons under her tutelage, the Mids have set the school record for draw controls.