Alex Kahoe Head Coach
Alex Kahoe was named the head coach of the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse program on August 11, 2014. Most recently the head girls’ varsity lacrosse coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, she is the third head coach in program history.
“We are pleased and fortunate to have Alex and her rich experience as a scholar-athlete, with six NCAA championship rings and extensive international service join the Hawk Hill community,” said Director of Athletics Don DiJulia. “Our student-athletes will greatly benefit from her leadership and passion to enhance their experience as Everyday Champions.”
“I am incredibly excited about the vision and direction of the athletic department and the women’s lacrosse program,” said Kahoe. “It is an exciting time to be a Hawk.
“St Joe's has tremendous resources academically, athletically, and geographically, in terms of both the university and the sport. I look forward to working with this team and leading them into a new era. I am excited to work with the student-athletes and to help guide them to being the best they can be on and off the field.”
2nd year at SJU
Alma Mater: Maryland '00
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JULIA BRAIG Assistant Coach
Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse head coach Alex Kahoe has announced the addition of Julia Braig to the coaching staff as the Hawks' newest assistant coach, it was announced in August. A two-time NCAA champion with the University of Maryland, Braig concluded her decorated four-year career in May 2019.
The 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association National Defender of the Year, Braig enjoyed a successful career at College Park from 2016-19, where she was twice tabbed an All-American First Team selection by both the IWLCA and by Inside Lacrosse as well as the back-to-back Big Ten Defender of the Year for her junior and senior seasons (2018, 2019).
The four-year starting defender was also a two-time Tewaaraton nominee, two-time IWLCA All-Region First Team pick, and two-time All-Big Ten Tournament Team selection in 2018 and 2019. Braig was also a three-time All-Big Ten honoree (2017-19) and earned IL All-American Honorable Mention accolades and IWLCA All-Region Second Team recognition as a sophomore.
1st Year at SJU
Alma Mater Maryland '19
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CAROLINE STEELE Assistant Coach
Caroline Steele has joined the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse coaching staff in time for the 2020 season.
Steele comes to Hawk Hill after an illustrious career at the University of Maryland, with whom she won a pair of national championships in 2017 and 2019. A two-time nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, she was recently named to Maryland’s All-Decade Team.
“We are happy to welcome Caroline Steele as our assistant coach,” head coach Alex Kahoe said. “Caroline has great knowledge and passion for the game along with her championship experience. We are excited to see the impact she makes with our team on Hawk Hill.”
“I am so excited to join the Saint Joseph’s family,” Steele said. “The women’s lacrosse program has been consistently improving since Alex has taken over. I truly look forward to showing my worth and value for this team, as I have gained such valuable exposure to this wonderful game over my years of playing and coaching. What’s so great about this program is that we have a staff that is incredibly devoted to putting this team on the right path to success.”
Steele earned All-NCAA Tournament Team honors in 2017 as she helped lead Maryland to the national championship; she would go on to become an IWLCA All-America selection in both of her final two seasons with the Terrapins, each time garnering a nomination for the Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation’s top player. She capped off her collegiate playing career with a second NCAA title in 2019.
A native of Severna Park, Maryland, Steele was twice named to the All-Big Ten Team and earned All-Region First Team honors as a junior. A two-time All-Big Ten Tournament selection, she was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in 2017. All told, Steele finished her career with 205 goals, good for seventh on Maryland’s all-time list, as well as 59 assists and 264 career points. She then went on to play for the Pride in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.
“Caroline will be an excellent lacrosse coach for Saint Joseph’s,” said Maryland head coach Cathy Reese, who coached Steele during her career with the Terrapins. “She has a great passion for the sport and a tremendous personality that will rub off on everyone around her. A four-year starter for us, Caroline was essential to our success on the offensive end and I know she will take that and become a phenomenal coach.”
Steele joined former teammate Julia Braig and Hawk great Rebecca Lane in rounding out Kahoe’s staff for the 2020 season.
REBECCA LANE Student Assistant Coach
All-time Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse great Rebecca Lane enters her first collegiate coaching season in 2020 as a student assistant on the Hawks' coaching staff.
Lane was a four-year starting attacker on Hawk Hill from 2016-19 and will focus her efforts on the offensive side of the ball.
Lane is Saint Joseph's program record holder in career assists, dishing out 84 helpers through 58 games played, and is just one of two Hawks in program history to amass over 200 points. Lane scored 125 career goals, which ranks fifth all-time, on 284 shots for a blistering shooting percentage of 44% for her career.
Student Assistant Coach
1st Year at SJU
Saint Joseph's University '19
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