Ginny Capicchioni


My favorite sports event/memory/moment is … tomorrow’s win.

Capicchioni has been involved in the sport of lacrosse for 21 years. Following her collegiate career, Capicchioni became the first woman in North America to sign with a men’s professional team, the first woman to play in a men’s professional lacrosse game, the first American-born keeper to play in a Canadian Lacrosse Championship, and the first woman to play for a men’s national team in any sport.  Capicchioni holds a BS in Political Science from Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Loyola University (Baltimore, MD).

Capicchioni recently joined the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse staff as their goalie coach. Capicchioni was appointed Assistant Coach of the Junior USA World Indoor Team (mens) in May, 2018.  The USA Jr World Team competed in the Indoor Junior Lacrosse Championships (August, 2018) and won a bronze medal for the Americans.

In 2017 Capicchioni was the goalie coach for the University of Michigan. Capicchioni was the offensive coordinator and goalie specialist at the University of Louisville (2016-2017) where she brought 3 All Americans – Brittany Read (goalie) 2nd Team NCAA All American / ACC Defender of the Year, Hannah Koloski (midfield) 2nd Team NCAA All American / 1st Team All ACC, and Meghan Siverson (midfield) 3rd Team NCAA All American / 1st Team All ACC.

Capicchioni is the founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, LLC, one of the nation’s top goalie training companies.  Gladiator (formerly Guardian) has helped over 115 goaltenders be recruited to an NCAA lacrosse team since 2012.  In May of 2015, Capicchioni authored the “the Goalkeeping Game”; a patent encompassing goalie combines in every sport.  In addition, she authored the Guardian Rating and Classification formula (GRC), the only numeric and objective evaluation scale for goalies, based upon 4 components of testing (Reactionary, Offensive, Athletic, and Virtual).

Capicchioni professional lacrosse career began playing with the New Jersey Storm of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) after which  she began her 10 year career in the Canadian Lacrosse Association.

In 2010 Capicchioni was  named to the USA World Team. She competed in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (Prague, Czech Republic) and compiled an overall 93% save percentage for the tournament.  In the NALL (North American Lacrosse League) Capicchioni played for Kentucky Stickhorses and the Baltimore Bombers. In 2013, she was drafted second overall in the European Lacrosse League draft. She competed with the expansion team Pietro Filipi, located in Czech Republic where she finished 1st in save percentage with a .78.