DiCAVE CHOSEN TO LEAD HOLY FAMILY WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Meagan DiCave will be the first head coach of the new Holy Family University women's lacrosse team that begins play in the spring of 2009. The announcement was made by the Holy Family director of athletics Sandra Michael on Thursday.
"Meagan is a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable coach. In addition to her passion for the sport, her experience as a player and a college coach will certainly help her develop a competitive program in its inaugural year," said Michael. "Meagan is anxious to begin recruiting and receiving commitments to attend Holy Family from student-athletes."
DiCave was previously the head coach at Division III Wesley College during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In 2005, DiCave led the Wolverines to their best finish in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). She was a PAC coach of the year nominee.
In 2004, DiCave helped Harriton High School, located in Lower Merion, Pa., win the Del Val League championship as an assistant coach. She also spent a year in the United Kingdom as a coach for Bedford High School, a member of the English Lacrosse Association.
DiCave was a standout lacrosse player at Division III Virginia Wesleyan. In 2002, she was the top scorer in the NCAA with 7.17 points per game. That same year, DiCave was tabbed as a second-team All-American, the Virginia lacrosse Player of the Year and the Virginia Welseyan Female Athlete of the Year. She also played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game. In 2000, DiCave was named All-America honorable mention. She was a four-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team selection and a member of the All-South first team three times.
Women's lacrosse is the 13th NCAA Division II sport sponsored by Holy Family. The lacrosse team will compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). By joining the CACC, the conference will be eligible for post-season play.
"I'm very excited that Holy Family is sponsoring women's lacrosse," stated Michael. "I'm happy to say that we have had many inquires from current students as well as incoming students who are interested in the program."