Emily Knapp returns to the Cardinals' coaching staff for a second year after graduating from the University of Colorado in May 2017. She was a four-year member for the Buffaloes, playing attack and midfield at the Division I level.
The 2014 campaign – Knapp's first with the Buffaloes – was the inaugural season for the Colorado women's lacrosse program as it finished 11-8 overall. The team posted a winning record in each of its first four seasons, which was capped off by an NCAA Tournament appearance in the spring of 2017 as the Buffaloes finished 16-4 overall.
Knapp – a New Jersey native – appeared in four games each season, and registered four goals and one assist for five career points.