Former Syracuse standout Janelle Stegeland has joined the Canisius College women's lacrosse coaching staff, announced by head coach Scott Teeter on Monday. An All-Big East performer during her collegiate career with the Orange, Stegeland will work with the team's defense at Canisius.
Stegeland helped anchor a Syracuse defense that made two trips to championship weekend during her tenure, including an appearance in the national championship game as a senior. Named to the All-Big East Second Team in 2012 as a defender, Stegeland set a career high with 22 ground balls to go along with 11 caused turnovers in her final campaign.
Overall, the Cortland, N.Y. native appeared in 71 games during her SU career with 62 starting assignments, while totaling 43 ground balls, 26 caused turnovers and 16 draw controls. Following her graduation in 2012, Stegeland was selected to play in the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Stegeland earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse in policy studies. She is currently pursuing her master's in sport administration at Canisius.
The two-time defending MAAC Champions, Canisius finished the 2012 campaign with a 10-9 record. Seven starters and 15 letterwinners return in 2013 as the Griffs attempt to become the first team in MAAC history to win three-straight titles.