Colleen McCaffrey
Colleen McCaffrey
Previous College: Johns Hopkins '12
Position: Assistant Coach

Colleen McCaffrey is currently in her fourth season as the assistant coach for the American University lacrosse team.

In 2013, McCaffrey helped lead the Eagles to one of their best seasons in program history, aiding in the development of its offensive and midfield units. American went 8-10 after starting 0-6 on the year and posted the program’s first-ever upset of a ranked opponent, defeating then No. 12 Johns Hopkins 10-9 in overtime.

McCaffrey graduated from Johns Hopkins University in May 2012 with a degree in psychology. She started and played in all 69 games in her career and ranks fifth in program history in goals (141), fourth in free position goals (30), fifth in draw controls (153), seventh in points (176) and 14th in assists (35). McCaffrey was a two-time IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first-team selection, three-time All-ALC second-team selection and 2011 All-ALC first-team honoree. She also led the team in goals in her final two seasons with the Blue Jays.

McCaffrey was named a team captain during her senior season and was one of 24 athletes selected to the training team for the USA World Cup Lacrosse team in 2009. She was also a member of the 2007 U.S. Women’s Under-19 Team, which won gold at the International World Championships.

Academically, McCaffrey was a three-time Academic Honor Roll selection in her career and was also recognized on the 2011 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, McCaffrey was a three-time US Lacrosse All-American and two-time Scholar-Athlete at Mount Sinai High School in Mount Sinai, N.Y. She tallied more than 300 goals and 175 assists in her high school career and was a four-time all-league and all-county selection as she helped guide Mount Sinai to three Suffolk County Class C Finals.