Softball Coach Bio
Former Villanova standout pitcher Caitlyn Delahaba begins her first season on the Lehigh softball coaching staff. She joins the two-time defending Patriot League champions following an outstanding four-year career for the Wildcats.
“We are very excited to have Caitlyn as part of the Lehigh softball family,” said Troyan. “Caitlyn has a tremendous softball pedigree at the high school, club and collegiate level. It is also helpful that her academic experience at Villanova is quite similar to that of a Lehigh student-athlete.”
Delahaba graduated from Villanova last spring as the Wildcats’ career leader in complete games with 75, while also ranking third in career strikeouts with 660. Her 55 victories rank fifth in school history.
As a senior, Delahaba was the Wildcats' top pitcher as she appeared in 38 games, going 18-15 with a 2.72 ERA. Delahaba threw 18 complete games, including two shutouts and struck out 143 batters in 195.1 innings of work.
Villanova’s team leader in appearances in all four of her seasons with the Wildcats, Delahaba was named to the Big East honor roll on three occasions. She excelled in the classroom, earning Big East Academic All-Star and NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete recognition. Delahaba earned her degree in Communications.
Prior to her time at Villanova, the Ashburn, Virginia native enjoyed a stellar high school career at Broad Run High School. As a senior, she finished 27-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 10 no-hitters and four perfect games. Delahaba led her team to an undefeated season and state championship in both 2007 and 2008 as Broad was ranked #1 in the nation by USA Today her senior year. Delahaba was an EA Sports first team All-American in 2008, and the 2007 and 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia. She owns the national record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched (160.0) as well.
Delahaba finished her high school career with an 82-1 record, 65 shutouts, 26 no-hitters and 13 perfect games. She was the 2008 All-Met Player of the Year and a two-time District, Region and State Player of the Year (in 2007 and 2008).