Ashley Casiano
Ashley Casiano
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 203-432-2153
Hometown: South Windsor, Conn.
High School: South Windsor
Previous College: Marist '13
Years at Yale: 2014-15 is 2nd Year at Yale

Ashley Casiano joined the Yale women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach for the 2014 season. She works primarily with the goalkeepers, and helped Erin McMullan '14 post career-best totals in save percentage, saves and goals-against average in 2014. In 2015 she helped Erin Mullins '15 earned honorable mention All-Ivy League honors in her first season as a starter.

Casiano joined the Bulldogs after receiving her B.A. in communications with a concentration in sports communication from Marist, where she was a two-time all-conference goaltender and helped the Red Foxes to the NCAA Tournament in 2010. She also earned MAAC All-Academic Team recognition as a senior and made the Dean's List twice.

In 2013 Casiano was ninth in the country in saves (149) and 13th in save percentage (.461). That helped her earn second team All-MAAC honors for the second season in a row. She started every game except one for the last three seasons of her career, leading her team in ground balls each year.

As a freshman Casiano helped the Red Foxes earn an NCAA Tournament berth by beating Fairfield 9-7 in the MAAC Tournament championship. She was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts, and over the course of her career the Red Foxes make a total of three MAAC Tournament appearances. She was a two-time all-tournament selection.

A native of South Windsor, Conn., Casiano lettered in lacrosse and basketball all four years at South Windsor High. She has worked as a coach at various camps, including Yale's camp, and has also volunteered with Special Olympics.

updated May 28, 2015