Mekaela Fithian-Giantonio enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Cardinals in 2019-20.
A 2019 graduate of Nichols College (Mass.), Fithian-Giantonio was a four-year player, three-year starter, and captain during her senior year. She ranks ninth in career games played for the Bison. During her senior season, she was second in points and assists, while also leading the team in steals.
The Plainville, Conn. native began coaching in 2015 as an assistant coach for the Connecticut Magic, an AAU team out of Bristol, Conn. For the past two AAU seasons, she took over as head coach for the ninth-grade girls' CT Magic team. She has also coached multiple camps and clinics during her college career, and also served as a team manager for the women’s lacrosse team at Nichols.
Fithian-Giantonio was a double major in Sport Management and International Business. She was named Academic All-Conference selection in the Commonwealth Coast Conference and graduated from Nichols with honors.
Fithian-Giantonio was selected from a national pool to attend the WBCA Convention as part of the very selective, “So You Want To Be A Coach” program in April 2019.