Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Danie Caro Awarded 2011 IWLCA President's Cup

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HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse head coach Danie Caro has been honored with this year’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association’s (IWLCA) President’s Cup Award, as announced by the organization on Thursday, Nov. 17. The President’s Cup is awarded yearly to the individual who demonstrates the drive and determination towards the development, promotion, and enhancement of intercollegiate women’s lacrosse. In addition to the President’s Cup Award, Caro also received recognition at this year’s banquet for earning her 100th career victory during the 2011 season.

"It is always an honor to be recognized by a group of your peers, and I am flattered and humbled to be included among such a prestigious group of coaches,” said head coach Danie Caro. “The IWLCA has been a leading organization in advancing the sport of women's lacrosse, and I am happy that I have been able to serve the sport that has given me so much."

Over the past year, Caro was a participating member of six different organizations and a board chair of three separate committees. Caro was a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Board of Directors, U.S. Lacrosse Women's Game Committee, IWLCA Bylaws Committee, IWLCA Recruiting Issues Committee, Connecticut Women's Lacrosse Officials Association, and the FIL/USL/NCAA Stick Specifications working group. She currently serves as the chair of U.S. Lacrosse Equipment Task Force and the IWLCA Website Services Committee, and rotated off the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee in September, after serving for six years, the last two as the Chair.

Caro’s off-field success during 2011 coincided with one of her most successful seasons on the field, which saw Caro surpass the 100-career head coaching victory mark, coming on Friday, Apr. 29 against rival Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart. Just two days later, on Sunday, May 1, Caro led the Bobcats to their first-ever NEC Tournament Championship.

"The 2011 season was a special one for many reasons, and achieving my 100th victory was one of them,” said Caro. “Last year's seniors, the Quinnipiac class of 2011, were part of almost half of those wins, so it was very fitting that they helped me achieve this milestone."

The graduating class of 2011 played an integral part in Caro’s success, winning 45 of those first 100 victories, a far greater total than any other four-year group Caro has ever coached. Since being named Quinnipiac’s head coach in 2006, Caro has won 61 games with the Bobcats, including double digit victory seasons in each of the previous three years.

Caro and the Bobcats kick off their 2012 schedule when they travel to face Connecticut on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m.

Contact: Ross Bennett, rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu