Stephanie Ridolfi is in her eighth season as head women's lacrosse coach at Holy Cross in 2010. Ridolfi is the program's all-time winningest coach. In her seven seasons at Holy Cross she owns an overall record of 62-62 and 24-17 in the Patriot League, including a 20-9 record in the Patriot League in the last five seasons.
In 2007, the Crusaders won their second straight Patriot League regular season and tournament titles, while they also qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and second time in school history. Holy Cross went 13-6 overall and a perfect 5-0 in Patriot League regular season games.
Ridolfi was selected the Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2006 after leading Holy Cross to an undefeated record in the league (6-0) and a number one seed in the conference tournament. The Crusaders defeated fourth-seeded, Bucknell, 13-7 in the semifinals and the number two seed Colgate, 9-6 in the championship game to clinch their first Patriot League Title. The women's lacrosse team had another first when they went on to the NCAA Tournament. Holy Cross had the most successful record in school history with a 14-7 overall mark.
In 2005, Ridolfi led Holy Cross to a second-place finish (4-2) in the Patriot League and the number two seed in the conference tournament. The Crusaders defeated third-seeded American, 11-10 in the semifinals before falling to defending champion, Colgate in HC's second-ever title game. The Crusaders' 10-9 overall record was also one of just two winning records in the seven-team league in 2005.
In 2004, Ridolfi coached HC to an 8-9 overall mark, and a fifth place finish in the Patriot League (2-4), after leading the Crusaders to a 7-9 (2-4 PL) record in her first year with the program.
Ridolfi now owns a 70-80 career record, including her two year stint at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania where she directed the Gators to a record of 8-18 during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Ridolfi brings NCAA Division I playing experience to the Crusaders. Ridolfi led Massachusetts to the 2000 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship, the school's first lacrosse title, and was the team's leading scorer en route to earning Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors. As a senior, Ridolfi tallied 35 goals and added six assists for 41 points to lead the Minutewomen's effort. Ridolfi was also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic team.
In the Atlantic 10 Championship game against Temple, Ridolfi scored a pair of goals, including the game winner in overtime to give Massachusetts a 3-2 victory over the Owls. Ridolfi served as team captain in 2000 and was voted the team's Most Valuable Player following the season.
Ridolfi was a three-year letterwinner while at Massachusetts and finished her career with 71 goals and 21 assists for 92 career points.
Ridolfi, previously Pavlick, and
her husband Chris reside in Milford.