Wagner Completes Staff by Promoting Fifield, Hiring Martinelli

Staten Island, NY - Wagner head lacrosse coach Liz Frisoli has announced that Caitlin Fifield has been promoted to the first assistant position and will serve as the program's recruiting coordinator. Additionally, Frisoli has named former Rutgers standout Katrina Martinelli as the second assistant coach.

Fifield, who played an integral role as the second assistant in the Seahawks advancing to the 2014 Northeast Conference (NEC) Championship game for the first time, is a former star midfielder at the University of Richmond. In addition to her expanded duties as recruiting coordinator, Fifield will continue to work closely with the Wagner midfield unit.

"Over the past year, Caitlin has proven herself to be an invaluable resource and she absolutely deserves this promotion. She is a tireless worker and her effort helped our team break Wagner Lacrosse records this year," said Frisoli. "Caitlin's recruiting success makes it an obvious choice to expand her responsibilities to include the title of Recruiting Coordinator and I look forward to working with her and bringing in some big talent."

A highlight of Martinelli's stellar career at Rutgers came as junior in 2013 when she earned All-Big East Second-Team honors following a season that saw her record 45 points on 35 goals and 10 assists. During her 49-game career, the former attacker scored 70 points on the strength of 52 goals and 18 assists for the Scarlet Knights. She capped her outstanding collegiate career by being selected to the prestigious IWLCA North-South All-Star Team where she competed on the North squad.

In addition to her exceptional credentials as a former top collegiate and scholastic player, Martinelli also brings a coaching pedigree to Grymes Hill, having served as a coach for the South Jersey Select Lacrosse Club and at many levels, ranging from grades 4-12.

"Katrina is an outstanding up-and-coming coach and I am excited to welcome her energy, passion for coaching and lacrosse knowledge to our team," said Frisoli. "She's proven herself to be an amazing player during her career at Rutgers, and with her unwavering work ethic, is bound to make a positive impact on both ends of the field for our team.

"It was a priority for me to bring in a former attacker who could not only help out with our attack, but also work with our goaltenders and help raise their game to the next level," Frisoli continued. "From our first conversation, I knew that Katrina was the right person for the job."

Martinelli is a native of Moorestown, NJ, were she starred at Moorestown High School, one of the Garden State's perennial high school powers. At Moorestown, she was a member of Quaker squads that won three State Championships, three Group III Championships, three Group III Central Sectional Championships and three Burlington County Division Championships from 2007-2009.

She was a two-time All-American, in 2009 and 2010, and was the Quakers' leading goal-scorer in 2009 when she found the back of the next 61 times. A First-Team All-State and All-South Jersey selection in 2009 and 2010, Martinelli was named Midfielder of the Year as a senior by the Women's Lacrosse Club of South Jersey (WLCSJ).

In addition to her duties with the Seahawk coaching staff, Martinelli is pursuing a masters of business administration.

2014-06-10



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