Vanessa Steiner is entering her second season as the Dukes' graduate assistant. Steiner, who played one season with Duquesne, was a 2012 Atlantic 10 First-Team All-Conference selection while posting a 38-16 overall record.
Prior to her arrival on the Bluff, she played three years at Boston University where she was named America East First-Team All-Conference.
The Pittsburgh native graduated from BU with a degree in elementary education in 2011 and is pursuing a master's degree in education - English as a second language. She is a member of the Dean's List, Director of Athletics' Honor Roll and Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.