Canisius College

Canisius College Athletics
2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208
Division 1 New York Northeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Allison Daley

Daley returns to Main Street after serving as an assistant coach at Binghamton University from 2013-16. She spent the 2017 season working with Delaware, before returning to Binghamton in the offseason.


At Binghamton, Daley mentored 11 all-conference honorees and also had a major role in leading the Bearcats to the program's lowest goals against average in 2016. Additionally, Binghamton midfielder Rebecca Golderman, one of Daley's recruits, became the program's first-ever America East Rookie of the Year.


In her stint at Delaware, the former Canisius goaltender coached the Blue Hens to nine victories and a berth in the 2017 CAA semifinals. Delaware finished the 2017 season ranked seventh nationally in goals against average.


Prior to joining the coaching staff at Binghamton, Daley was Canisius' assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Teeter.


She helped build a Griffs program that won back-to-back MAAC titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of her two seasons. Daley recruited and coached the 2012 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and coached seven all-conference honorees.


As a player Daley, was an elite goaltender and team captain who enjoyed a decorated playing career. She was a member of Canada's U19 National Team before embarking on a successful four-year undergraduate career on Main Street.


She was the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned MAAC Tournament MVP honors after leading the Griffs to their first conference title in 2011.


Daley was a three-time All-MAAC selection and became the program's first IWLCA all-region pick following her senior season with the program. The Blue and Gold alumna twice earned all-tournament team honors, and graduated holding school records for career saves (662) and goals against average (11.66).


Daley received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Canisius in 2011 and went on to receive her master's degree in sport administration in 2013.

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Caitlin Formato

Formato, a Lancaster, N.Y. native, returns home for the 2018 season, after serving as women’s lacrosse head coach at Edinboro University for the past two seasons. She guided the Scots to a school-record-tying seven wins in her first season,


She also guided Edinboro to its first ever win over a national-ranked opponent after defeating 18th-ranked Seton Hill a 15-13 on March 23, 2016.


A pair of Fighting Scots earned All-PSAC honors under her tutelage, which marked the first time Edinboro had more than one honoree. Cydney Hrycko and Paige Skinner were both accorded second team All-PSAC honors, the first time an Edinboro player earned more than a spot on the third team.


Formato previously worked at St. Bonaventure, as an assistant coach during the 2015 season, and prior to that was head coach for the Malvern St. James School in Worcestershire, England. There she oversaw four different teams with varying age groups.


Formato also was the director of the Lacrosse United summer camp in Lancaster in 2012 and 2013, as well as coach of the Lady Monsters travel team.


An accomplished athlete at George Mason, Formato was a three-year starter and the team captain her junior and senior seasons. Over her career, she scored 65 goals with 19 assists for 84 points while appearing in 67 career matches, with 51 starts. A midfielder, she finished as the third-leading scorer with 18 goals and five assists for 23 points as a senior in 2013. She added 25 draw controls, 16 ground balls, and 11 caused turnovers while playing in 15 matches, with 14 starts.


Formato earned her bachelor's degree in Management from George Mason in 2013, with a minor in Tourism.

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