HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics has announced that Danie Caro will not return as the women's lacrosse head coach in 2015-16. Caro compiled a record of 81-81 in 10 seasons as the Bobcats' head coach, which was highlighted by four Northeast Conference regular season championships from 2008 through 2012 and an NEC Tournament championship and NCAA berth in 2011.
Under Caro's guidance, Quinnipiac was honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) with Academic Merit Squad recognition every year during her tenure. In addition, more than 150 student-athletes received individual IWLCA Academic Honor Roll accolades, as well as being honored by the Northeast Conference and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for their academic success.
"I am incredibly proud of what the student-athletes at Quinnipiac have accomplished - both on and off the field," Caro said. "The student-athletes, their families, and alumnae have shown tremendous support and commitment to the program. It has been an honor to work with these players and I have no doubt that the program is poised to excel in the future. I am very grateful for my time spent at Quinnipiac and will miss working with all of the people that have made the University such a special place."
Current assistant coach Brittany Hauser will serve as the program's interim head coach while the athletic department conducts a national search for the position. Hauser is a 2010 graduate of Quinnipiac and a three-time All-NEC selection as a player. She has been the program's top assistant coach for the past five seasons.