Cheryl Silva brings a wealth of varied experience to the women's lacrosse head coaching position. As she begins her 16th year at MIT, Silva has developed a legacy of success in both the field hockey and women's lacrosse programs.
Silva received a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) in 1981. She captained the field hockey and softball teams while at Bridgeport and was named to the New England All-College Field Hockey Team.
Following graduation, Silva worked at Staples High School and the Princeton Day School as a physical education instructor and field hockey coach. It was at Princeton Day that she began her lacrosse coaching career as an assistant. A year as assistant lacrosse coach at Mount Holyoke College was followed by two years at Wellesley College where she was the assistant to the athletic director, sports information director, and assistant lacrosse and field hockey coach.
Silva's MIT lacrosse squads have played to a 69-110 record.