Marritt Cafarchia is in her third season as the Holy Cross head volleyball coach in 2010.
In the 2009 season, the Crusaders had the most overall and Patriot League victories since the 2006 season. Also in 2009, Megan Lynch became the first Crusader freshman to earn All-Patriot League accolades. Over her first two seasons the Crusaders have had 11 selections to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Cafarchia came to Holy Cross from Tufts, where she served as the acting head coach for the 2007 season, while also earning a master’s degree in education. The team recorded a 19-3 record as it won 12 of its last 14 matches and advanced to the second round of the NESCAC Tournament. She was an assistant coach at Tufts in 2006 as the Jumbos went 23-8 and finished fourth in the NESCAC. Cafarchia was also the co-head coach of the Tufts men’s volleyball team in the 2007-2008 season. At Tufts she was the leader of Jumbos in New Orleans, in which she created, organized and planned a trip to help 20 Tufts student-athletes go to New Orleans and help with the hurricane rebuilding. Cafarchia has also coached at numerous volleyball camps including the Bentley and UC Davis camps.
A native of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Cafarchia earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from UC Davis in 2005 where she was a four-year member of the Division I volleyball team. She started as a setter her freshman year and then served as the team captain for the next three years. She holds the school record for aces per game and is third all-time in total aces. Cafarchia also received the “Most Inspirational Award” three times.