Maria Di Fato, Director of Girls Lacrosse
Di Fato served as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Iona College in New Rochelle. During her time with the Gaels, her main responsibility was coordinating the recruitment process for student-athletes, including setting-up official visits, contacting coaches and corresponding with players. Prior to joining the Iona staff Di Fato also spent time as an Assistant Coach with Oswego State.
Before her coaching career, Di Fato was named as a three-time collegiate All-American, Tewaaratton Award Finalist and Conference Athlete of the Year at SUNY Cortland. In her High School days, Di Fato boasts as a two-time All-American and two-time New York State Champion with West Genesee High School.
Marissa Spinazzola, Assistant Director of Girls Lacrosse
Spinazzola currently serves as an Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Her responsibilities at Mercy include daily work with the team, contacting recruits, setting up official visits, and researching fundraising and community service projects. Prior to joining the Mercy staff, Spinazzola was also the JV lacrosse Head Coach at Ardsley High School.
Before her coaching career, Spinazzola played collegiate Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Mercy College for four years. While at Mercy, she was named to the Field Hockey ECAC Division II All-Academic Team as well as the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Marissa also won 2 ECC championships for Field hockey and Lacrosse while at Mercy. In her High School days, Spinazzola was a 2 time All-Division lacrosse player.