|Title:||Head Women's Lacrosse Coach|
Abbey Capobianco enters her third season as the Assumption College women’s lacrosse head coach in 2013 after being named to the position in July 2010. A former standout college player at both Central Connecticut State University and the University of Massachusetts, she spent the 2010 season as an assistant coach for Northeast-10 Conference rival Bentley University.
During her first season at Assumption, Capobianco guided the team to an overall record of 7-8, marking the third-best improvement in NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse last season. In addition to her duties at Assumption, she also coaches for the Central Massachusetts Lacrosse Club and the Massachusetts Mavericks Club, along with founding the lacrosse program at Belchertown High School in Belchertown, Mass.
Capobianco, a native of Framingham, Mass., is fifth in Central Connecticut women’s lacrosse history in career points with 94 and third in career goals with 78. She owns two of the top five scoring seasons in program history, scoring 48 points on 37 goals and 11 assists as a sophomore and 46 points on 41 goals and five assists as a freshman. Her 41 goals as a freshman is the third-highest single-season total in program history, while her 37 goals as a sophomore is fourth all-time. Capobianco also played soccer during her two years at Central Connecticut, helping the Blue Devils to the 2005 Northeast Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
She transferred to the University of Massachusetts in 2007 and played lacrosse as a junior and ice hockey as a senior. Capobianco, who graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities, has also coached for the Massachusetts Elite Lacrosse Club.
As a senior at Framingham High School, she was named as an All-American while earning First Team Bay State League All-Star honors for three seasons and scoring 117 goals to lead the State of Massachusetts in scoring as a junior and senior. As a senior, Capobianco captained the team to the state championship game and a 24-2 record as a senior while scoring over 100 goals in that season alone.