Kammie Studley begins her second season as the head women's lacrosse coach at Wilkes University. Studley earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sports Management from Pfeiffer University in 2004, where she was also a member of the women’s lacrosse squad. During her senior season she ranked first in Division II in save percentage and was fifth in goals against average. For her efforts she was named a first team All-American and was honored as the Division II Goalkeeper of the Year. Her play helped the squad post an overall record of 11-4 and achieve a #7 national ranking.
Studley broke on to the scene at Pfeiffer as a sophomore when she ranked eighth in the nation in goals against average and 11th in save percentage. During her junior campaign she was fifth in Division II in save percentage and was eighth in goals against average.
Studley remained at Pfeiffer after graduating and was an assistant coach with the program for one season. In 2006 she assumed an assistant coaching position at Division I Niagara University. While at Niagara Studley was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, providing academic support for the student-athletes, teaching methods and strategies, and assisting with the overall operation of the program under the rules and regulations of the NCAA.
Julia Steier, Assistant Coach
Julia Steier begins her first season as a member of the women’s lacrosse coaching staff at Wilkes. Steier is a 2007 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in History.
Steier was a four-year member of the women’s lacrosse squad at Division I Central Connecticut State. During that span she started 57 of the 58 games that she appeared in. Steier, who played one season as an attacker, one season as a defender and two seasons as a midfielder, concluded her career with 47 goals and 49 assists. She also contributed 107 ground balls, 63 draw controls and 46 caused turnovers during that same span.
During her junior season Steier set a Central Connecticut record and ranked 24th in NCAA Division I by dishing out 19 assists. As a senior set a school-record for assists in a game when she handed out five against Howard University. She also established a new Central Connecticut career record for assists.
Steier, who was a team captain for Central Connecticut as a senior, also excelled in the classroom. She was a member of the National Honors History Society and the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. She was selected to the Northeast Conference Academic Team in 2007 and earned the Student-Athlete Academic Award in both 2006 and 2007.