September 17, 2010

Cantele Named Regional Coach of the Year

from press release

– Gettysburg College's Carol Cantele '83 was named the 2010 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Metro Region Coach of the Year according to a recent release by the organization.

Cantele earned the region's top honor for the fifth time in the last 11 seasons after guiding the Bullets to an 18-4 overall record, a 9-0 regular season record in the Centennial Conference, and the program's ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Gettysburg captured its fourth regional title in five seasons and advanced to the national semifinals before falling to eventual champion Salisbury University.

Cantele's team copped a number of major awards in 2010. Seven Bullets were named All-Centennial Conference, including the first-ever two-time CC Player of the Year Hollis Stahl '10. Four players were named All-Americans by the IWLCA with Stahl being tabbed Midfielder of the Year. Away from the field, the women's lacrosse team was a leader in the classroom as an IWLCA Academic Squad, with 2010 graduate Nicole Ditillo being named IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team.

In 18 seasons at the helm of Gettysburg's lacrosse program, Cantele has compiled a record of 248 wins against just 84 losses (.747 winning percentage). She has led the Bullets to six conference titles (2000, 2002-06), 10 NCAA appearances (2000, 2002-10), and 14-straight winning seasons. She was named Metro Region Coach of the Year in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2006 prior to this season and she was the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year in 2006.

In addition to her coaching duties at Gettysburg, Cantele serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. She is a prominent figure in the lacrosse community and was recently named head coach of the U.S. Developmental Team in 2009.

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