Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College women's basketball team has announced the hiring of Lydia Caputi as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The Bantams, coached by Emily Garner (2nd season), capped off a successful winter with its first trip to the post-season since 2014 after finishing the regular season with a 15-9 overall record and 3-7 mark in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play to earn the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament where they ultimately fell to top-ranked Amherst.
"I am thrilled to welcome Lydia Caputi into our Women’s Basketball family. Lydia is no stranger to the NESCAC, and her familiarity with the league combined with her work ethic and passion for the game made her the perfect addition to our staff."
Caputi joins the Bantam coaching staff after finishing a successful four-year career as a student-athlete at Bowdoin College in 2018. Caputi was a three-year starter for the Polar Bears and a captain last winter as a senior. She helped lead Bowdoin to four NCAA Tournament appearances including two Sweet Sixteens and the 2018 National Championship game. During her four seasons, she was a part of teams that compiled 97 victories. Off the court, she was the leader of Bowdoin's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and served on the college's Alumni Relations Committee, as well as the Bowdoin College game management staff. She was the "Society of Bowdoin Women"award winner and graduated with a degree in sociology and gender, sexuality and women's studies.