Caitlin Powderly is set to begin her first season with the Wildcats joining Julie Young and new assistant coach Princess Livingston as a member of the Villanova women's lacrosse program.
Powderly joins the Wildcats after over a decade of coaching, most recently coming off a year with fellow BIG EAST program Marquette.
While a member of the Marquette staff, Powderly served as the team travel coordinator and primarily coached the midfield and goalie positions. Powderly also managed the audio visual responsibilities and video exchange.
Before Marquette, Powderly served as the volunteer assistant coach for Drexel University where her responsibilities primarily covered goalkeeper training and defensive systems.
Prior to Drexel, Powderly was an assistant coach at Franklin and Marshall College from 2010-12 and at Brown University from 2008-10. In addition to assisting with goalkeepers and defenders at those two stops, she also served as recruiting and travel coordinator and was assigned duties related to budgeting, video exchange and student-athlete performance.
Powderly spent one season at Clarkson University in 2008 in her lone collegiate head coaching experience and prior to that was a coaching intern at Hamilton College in 2007. Hamilton captured the 2007 Liberty League Championship in her one season with the program, while also advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship quarterfinals and was part of a Continentals' coaching staff which earned regional staff of the year honors from the IWLCA.
A four-year member of women's lacrosse team at the University of New England, Powderly earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2004. She served as team captain as a senior and left UNE as the career saves leader (563) in program history, while also holding single-season records in goals against average and save percentage.
She returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach in 2005 after spending 2004 in the United Kingdom, working as a coaching officer at Marlborough College. Powderly also has a vast amount of experience on the club and camp circuit since 2007.