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Head Coach: Mike Faith
Elizabethtown College named Mike Faith, a 2000 alumnus of Salisbury University with a B.S. in health fitness, the head coach of its women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2004. Faith took over a program that entered its fourth season of varsity competition in the spring of 2005.
By 2007, he had transformed the program into one of the powerhouses of the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Blue Jays posted a best-ever 13-4 overall record in 2007 and went 10-0 in their MAC regular-season schedule. After the season, Faith was named the conference's Coach of the Year, while a record total of six Blue Jays earned All-MAC honors and Katie Foley '09 became the first Etown player ever to be named to the IWLCA All-Metro Region First Team as well as the MAC Player of the Year. Katie Caprinolo '10 was also the first Blue Jay named the MAC Rookie of the Year.
Faith arrived at Elizabethtown after serving as the First Assistant Coach with the women's lacrosse program at NCAA Division I University of Maryland-Baltimore County, which he helped lead to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearances in the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
Prior to that, Faith was an assistant women's lacrosse coach and the offensive coordinator at the University of Richmond in 2001, and he was also a volunteer assistant women's lacrosse coach at his alma mater of Salisbury University in the fall of 1999 and in early 2000.
Faith, who was an NCAA Division III First Team All-American and men's lacrosse team captain at Salisbury, got his start in coaching women's lacrosse at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, MD in 1999 and 2000. The team needed an assistant coach, Faith explained, and I learned the rules and took it from there. It made me learn to coach the way I want to coach. The experience, like his stints as an assistant coach elsewhere, proved successful, as he helped guide the team to the Regional Quarterfinals both years and set the school record for best overall season.
Upon becoming a head coach for the first time, Faith said, I'm really excited about the opportunity I've been given at Elizabethtown. He also remarked that, having had NCAA Division I coaching experience, he looks forward to bringing similarly high expectations to Elizabethtown's NCAA Division III program. Those expectations are now being realized.