Former University of Virginia standout Caitlin Banks is in her first season as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the University of Maryland. Banks spent last season as a volunteer assistant at Georgetown, assisting in game day preparation, scouting reports and individual skill development.
Last season the Hoyas went 13-5 and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Banks will be involved in all coaching aspects of the program as well as recruiting and administrative tasks.
"I am truly excited to come to College Park," Banks said upon her hiring. "I look forward to working with such a talented and motivated group of student-athletes, a head coach that I have always respected and admired, and the Terp family."
"We are very fortunate to have Caitlin on our staff," Timchal says of Banks. "She has a great knowledge and understanding of the game that will be of extreme value to myself and the players."
As a player at Virginia, Banks was a member of the Cavaliers' national championship team in 2004. That season she earned All-America honors and was named to the NCAA and ACC All-Tournament teams, in addition to being an All-ACC selection. The 2001 ACC Rookie of the Year also earned NCAA All-Tournament honors in 2003 when the Cavaliers lost to Princeton in the finals. She ranks third all-time at Virginia in draw controls, fourth in career assists and 11th in points.
A native of Setauket, N.Y., Banks earned her degree from Virginia in 2004.