Aug. 21, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gabby Capuzzi, a former All-American midfielder on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012-13 campaign, head coach Alexis Venechanos announced this week.

“Gabby is the ultimate Buckeye and we are so thrilled to have her back in Columbus,” Venechanos said. “She was a tremendous role model for her teammates during her playing days and we have no doubt that she will make a very smooth transition as a member of our coaching staff.”

Capuzzi lettered from 2009-12 and was a Second Team All-American and First Team All-ALC honoree in her final season wearing the Scarlet & Gray. She led the team with 42 goals, 52 draw controls, 38 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers last season and is the OSU record holder for career draws (166) after tying the single-season draw record in 2012 and owning two of the Top 3 positions.

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to remain a part of the Buckeye Nation,” Capuzzi said. “After being coached the past two years by Alexis, Amanda and Christy, I am eager to become part of such a dynamic coaching staff. I look forward to working with the team in achieving our goals for the upcoming season.”

The Broomhall, Pa., native graduated from Ohio State in June with a bachelor’s degree in communications and currently is enrolled in an online sports management and leadership graduate program through Duquesne.