Kris BentolilaHead Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3255
Krissy Bentolila enters her second year as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Pfeiffer. Bentolila is a 2009 graduate of Pfeiffer and most recently served as the Assistant Coach at Kennesaw St.
In her first year at the helm, Bentolila guided the Falcons to a 13-5 mark and an at-large birth in the NCAA Tournament. Pfeiffer went 5-1 in Conference Carolinas play and each of their five losses on the season came against nationally ranked teams. Under Bentolila's guidance, six players were named to the First Team All-Conference and Katherine Athens took home Defender of the Year honors.
Bentolila was a standout on the lacrosse field for the Falcons from 2005-09 and served as the team’s co-captain in 2008-09. She was named to the All-Conference team in 2008 and 2009 and was an All-Academic performer the same two year’s. She earned Second Team All-Region honors in 2009 and was a four-year member of the Dean’s List. She currently ranks third all-time in assists (69) and points (172) and sixth in goals scored (103).
After her time in Misenheimer, Bentolila was named the assistant coach at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. She served as the offensive coordinator and oversaw the strength and conditioning workouts of the Division I program. She was also the team academic advisor and was in charge of recruiting and film exchange.
After a season at Presbyterian, Bentolila was hired to the same position at Queens University in May 2011 where she performed many of the same duties.
“I am so excited to be back coaching at my alma mater with a very talented group of players,” said Bentolila. “I want to thank Bob Reasso and the rest of the administration for the incredible opportunity to lead this program. I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going with this team as they come off of their most successful season in Pfeiffer history.”
Bentolila earned her bachelors in Sports Management in 2009 and also received her masters of Science in Leadership in 2013 from Pfeiffer.
Marley CiferriAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3255
Marley Ciferri enters her first season at Pfeiffer. Ciferri comes to the Falcons program after a successful playing career at Syracuse and LeMoyne.
“We are thrilled to have Marley join our coaching staff and the Pfeiffer lacrosse family,” said Bentolila. “Marley brings with her a wealth of knowledge from the highest level of collegiate competition and an unwavering passion for the game. Marley’s extensive club coaching experience sets her apart and will help us to continue to bring in talented student athletes.”
Ciferri spent three seasons at Syracuse and helped win two Big East Championships, advance to two Final Fours and secure a National Runner up in 2012. Ciferri spent her fifth year at LeMoyne where she entered graduate school in the MBA program. On the field, Ciferri was named to the Second Team All-Conference and played in the Senior North/South All Star game. Ciferri finished the 2014 season as the team’s leader in points (47) as she recorded 14 goals and 33 assists.
Ciferri was a two-time All-American athlete in high school. She was a five-time All-Section honoree and finished her career with 258 goals, 196 assists and 342 ground balls. She was a team captain for her final three seasons and was a four-time offensive MVP. Ciferri was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 Empire State Games Central Team.
Marley has extensive coaching experience with the Star Riders Lacrosse club team over the past six years. Ciferri was responsible for holding practices throughout the year, organized drills, coordinated tournament schedules and coached multiple teams on tournament weekends.
Ciferri graduated in 2013 from Syracuse with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Child & Family Services. She will serve as the recruiting and offensive coordinator at Pfeiffer.
Corina MahornGraduate Assistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3255
Corina Mahorn enters her second season on the Pfeiffer women’s lacrosse coaching staff. Mahorn has extensive playing and coaching experience, including her time training with the Team Canada National Team for the World Cup as well as Division I playing experience at the University of Detroit Mercy. She has also coached internationally with the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights U19 squad.
In 2005, the Whitby, Ontario native spent time playing in Australia. She also began training for the Canadian National Team in 2007 and made it until the last cuts just prior to the World Cup. She then began playing for Club Oshawa’s Lady Blue Knights and caught the attention of Division I coaching staffs. Mahorn decided to attend the University of Detroit Mercy and was a four-year midfielder and two-time captain, for the Titans from 2008-12. In 2012, she was selected to the NLC Second Team after recording 24 goals, 35 points and 43 draw controls. She also earned NLC’s Defensive Player of the Week honors on April 9, 2012, as she picked up 23 ground balls and had 12 caused turnovers. For her career, she posted 110 goals and 135 points, good for third in school history and added 146 draw controls and 25 assists.
Mahorn also excelled off the field, being selected to the UDM Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four times and was tabbed to the NLC All-Academic Team three times.
After graduation, Mahorn again tried out for Team Canada and played in the North American Cup Challenge. She also played in the Stars and Stripes game for Team Canada in October 2012. Again, she advanced to the final round of cuts before the World Cup, coming just shy of making the squad.
Mahorn has spent four years as an Assistant Coach of the Lady Blue Knights and helped guide the team to a Provincial Championship in 2013. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in Accounting.