Joe Caruso is entering his first season as the head women's field hockey coach and his sixth season as the head women's lacrosse coach. Caruso will also serve as the Head Women's Field Hockey Coach and Operations Manager for Albertus Magnus.
In his fourth year at the helm, Head Coach Joe Caruso led the women's lacrosse team to its most successful season, 2017, in program history when the program finished 4-9 on the year. Not only did the Falcons set a new program record in wins, but the team also set a new program record in five statistical categories - goals scored (117/51 GNAC), fewest goals allowed (139), most assists (23), points (140) and ground balls (328). The Falcons finished out the campaign, 1-8, with a solo GNAC win over in-state foe Saint Joseph's (Conn.) back on April 12, 2017.
The team finished the 2016 season with a 1-12 overall record and ended the campaign 10th in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 0-9 mark in league contests. In his third year at the helm of the program, Caruso guided the Falcons to a non-conference victory against Bay Path. The triumph was the first outside of New Haven in school history for Albertus Magnus. During the season, the Falcons scored seven or more goals in a game four times, including twice in conference play.
In 2015, the young Falcons' program went 1-14 with a victory over Bay Path College on March 16.
He led the Falcons in their first-ever varsity season in 2014 as the Falcons recorded two wins in their first season.
On April 13, the Falcons defeated Anna Maria College 19-10 in New Haven for their first varsity win in program history.
Caruso's two younger daughters are a part of the Albertus family as both serve as assistant coaches for his program.
Prior to Albertus, Caruso served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at the nearby University of New Haven. He was also the head girls' lacrosse coach at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Conn. until 2010. At Joel Barlow, he also coached freshmen girls' basketball and junior varsity field hockey.
He has been an avid coach for Redding-Easton Lacrosse (RE-LAX), a player development group, while he also worked at the World Class Lacrosse Camps at Wesleyan University and the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Fairfield University.
In addition, he coached at the under-15 girls' level in the Connecticut Nutmeg State Games from 2004 until 2010