University of Cincinnati lacrosse head coach Lellie Swords added Syracuse defender Breanna Stiff to her coaching staff in October, 2010. Stiff was a four-year letterwinner while at Syracuse.
While at Syracuse, Stiff experienced enormous success as the Orange advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals every season. As a freshman, Syracuse earned its first NCAA Tournament win before advancing to the quarterfinals. During her sophomore campaign the Orange won a school-record 18 games and advanced to the Final Four for the first time in school history. The 2010 squad finished the season with a 15-9 record and advanced to the Final Four for the second time in three seasons.
As a senior she saw action in every game and made her first start of the season against Colgate, tying her career-high in ground balls (2). She finished her junior year with five groundballs, nine draw controls, and four caused turnovers and was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring semester. Her sophomore year she notched her first career goal and set career-high marks against UC, scoring three goals, handing out an assist, and causing three turnovers.
Stiff graduated in the spring of 2010 with a degree in public health. A native of Hampstead, Md., Stiff assists with the 513 Lacrosse organization and the Natilax Elite club team. She handles individual player development, video exchange, fundraising, and assists with recruiting.