Pat McCabe the head coach of the women's lacrosse program on entering his third season at the helm in 2017. In his first season, McCabe helped continue on the winning tradition of the Panther program with a second straight and seventh overall Division II National Championship.
A National Hall of Fame defenseman, McCabe started his illustrious playing career at Elmont Memorial High School, where he led the program to a New York State Championship. In 1987, he matriculated at Syracuse, where he won three NCAA Division I National Championships, earned four United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American honors and was the 1990 NCAA Defensive Player of The Year.
Following college, McCabe moved into the professional ranks, playing for the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League from 1992-2001 with seven years as team captain. In 2001, he joined the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, spending six years with team, all of them as captain. He also helped the Lizards to MLL Championships in 2001 and 2003.
McCabe also brings a wealth of international experience to Adelphi. He first donned a USA jersey in 1988 as part of the U19 team at the World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, where he earned "Fairest and Best Player" honors. He followed that up with inclusion on the 1990 (alternate), 1998 and 2006 United State national teams, earning a gold medal in 1998 and a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships.
McCabe is also the founder and camp director for Shooting Star Lacrosse camps, which have operated since 1999 and founded ICON Lacrosse, where he coaches the Girls' Lacrosse Class of 2017 team while also acting as program director.
Frankie Caridi Associate Head Coach
Frankie Caridi enters her first season as the Associate Head Coach of the Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Program.
Caridi spent last season on the sidelines at Stony Brook after spending the 2015 campaign with the Bucknell coaching staff. During the 2016 season Caridi helped the Seawolves to a fourth straight America East Championship and a defeat of Boston College, 11-9 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a student-athlete, Caridi spent one year at Adelphi before transferring to spend her final three years at Stony Brook. As a Panther, the East Northport native started all 20 games for the Brown and Gold, went 20-0 on the way to a National Championship. She was named the NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year in addition to an IWLCA First Team All-American.
Meanwhile, Caridi became one of the most prolific goalies in Stony Brook program history. Her .514 career save percentage is tops in the Seawolve record book, while her 5.91 goals-against average is the best among any goalie with at least 1500 minutes played. Caridi won two America East championships and qualified for two NCAA tournaments, earning IWLCA Third-Team All-American status in 2014. Additionally, she was named the Lacrosse Magazine and ILWomen.com Goalie of the Year, picked as the America East Defensive Player of the Year, a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, and a two-time IWLCA First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection.