WILMINGTON NAMES NEAVE AS WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACH
Courtesy of Erin Harvey, Wilmington SID
NEW CASTLE, DE -- Wilmington University Athletic Director, Frank Aiello, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaime Neave as women's lacrosse coach. Neave replaces Dave Bugda, who resigned after four seasons.
Neave comes to the Wildcats from Christiana High School, where she was the head women's lacrosse coach for the past three seasons.
A graduate of Towson University, Neave was a four-year starter and standout defender for the Tigers, and captained the squad her senior season. She also was named Most Valuable Player during the 2001 campaign and was selected to participate on the North/South Division I All-Star Team.
Prior to coaching at Christiana, Neave served as the junior varsity girls' lacrosse coach Interboro High School, her alma mater. She also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Towson. For five years, Neave was a head coach at the All-American Lacrosse Camp at the University of Maryland.
Wilmington finished 9-6 last season and begins competition in 2009 for the first time as a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) sponsored sport. In the program's first four years, the Wildcats have been very successful, amassing an overall record of 34-19.
"There are quite a few top quality players returning from last year's team, and we have a great recruiting class coming in. I look forward to the challenge of taking this program to the next level and competing for our first conference championship," Neave said.
"We are very happy to have Jaime join the coaching staff," Aiello said. "She comes to us with a very impressive background. As a former student-athlete with Division I experience, the entire team will learn a great deal from her. I feel confident that the women's lacrosse program will benefit greatly from her knowledge of the game, and that the student-athletes will enjoy working with her."