Misericordia University

Misericordia University Athletics
301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Mat Faas

Mat Faas begins his first season as Head Coach for the Misericordia Women’s Lacrosse team in 2018-19. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Cougars Lacrosse program.

Faas has over 16 years of coaching experience at all levels. Most recently he was an Assistant Coach at RIT. While at RIT Faas had a hand in all facets of the program and specifically oversaw the offense and team skill development.

Before RIT Faas was an Assistant Coach at the University of Delaware for one year where, he oversaw the offense and worked with the goalies to improve technique and skill. The three years prior to that Faas was an Assistant Coach at Limestone College. While at Limestone, Faas helped lead the team to the NCAA Quarter Finals and two NCAA Semi-Final appearances.

Faas began his collegiate coaching career in 2006 as an Assistant Coach at St. Bonaventure where he was in charge of the defense, helping the Bonnies to the conference championship tournament. In 2007 Faas gained international coaching experience as he led the U-19 Haudenosaunee National Team at the 2007 U-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Throughout his coaching career he has mentored multiple Scholar-Athletes of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, and All-American players

Faas also has extensive experience with youth lacrosse, running camps, clinics, and training sessions, and having previously served as Director of Operations for Common Goal Lacrosse Club in Rochester, NY providing instructional training and teaching resources for youth lacrosse players and coaches.

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Kelly McGinniss

Kelly McGinniss is in her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the women’s lacrosse team at Misericordia University.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in corporate communication from Lycoming.

She was four-year letter-winner and three-year captain for the Warriors and was Lycoming’s 2019 nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

McGinniss was a dean’s list student for four years and was named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll four times.

She was a three-time selection to the MAC All-Academic team and a three-time first-team All-MAC Commonwealth honoree.

McGinniss set an NCAA record for draw controls in a season with 239 and led the MAC Commonwealth in goals (80) for the third straight year.

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