The University of Tampa women’s lacrosse team has officially hired two new assistant coaches, Caili Guilday and Dina Cifelli.
Guilday, a former women’s lacrosse player at the University of Tampa graduated in December of 2016. Since graduating from UT, she has coached lacrosse at the various levels from youth to college. Most recently, she acted as the Interim Head Coach at Millersville University where she had previously assisted. Her primary responsibilities at Millersville included being the Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach for the Marauders. However, she additionally acted as a team trainer, operations personnel, and recruiting coordinator. Originally from Wallingford, Pennsylvania Guilday is excited to be back in Tampa and contribute to a program that is meaningful to her.
As a student-athlete, Guilday was the starting goalkeeper and two-time team captain for an upstart Division I Stetson University program. She then transferred to Tampa where she played the 2015-16 season, earning All-Sunshine State Conference while setting Tampa’s single-season record for saves and ground balls. At Stetson, Guilday was named All-Atlantic Sun in 2014 while leading Division I in saves, saves per game and ground balls per game. She was named the league’s defensive player of the week three times in her career. Guilday also received the league’s all-academic honors. In 2015-16, as a member of Tampa, she served as chair of the Team IMPACT Leadership Team.
Cifelli, joins the Spartans after a brief coaching stint as an assistant at Holy Family University. Prior to her coaching career, Cifelli played women’s lacrosse at West Chester University where she accumulated numerous accolades for the Rams. Aa senior she served as team captain and earned All-PSAC first team honors. In addition, she earned regional recognition for the first time after being named to IWLCA All-South Region third team. Cifelli finished her playing career as West Chester’s all-time assist leader as well as the PSAC. She finished her career third all-time in Division II history with 222 assists. Originally from Robbinsville, New Jersey, in addition to assisting the Spartans this season, Cifelli is pursuing a masters of science in exercise and nutrition science.