Oct 14 - 10:30 AM
Alumni Scrimmage
Oct 22 - TBA
University City Classic (HEADstrong Foundation)
Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Chris Selva
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Alma Mater: Hofstra
Graduating Year: 2015
Major: Sociology
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: 302-831-3626

Chris Selva, a standout goalkeeper at University of Delaware rival Hofstra University for four seasons, joined the Blue Hens coaching staff in September, 2015.

A native of Parkland, Fla., Selva serves as a volunteer coach and works closely with the Blue Hens goalkeepers.

Selva was instrumental in the development of goalkeeper Matt DeLuca, who took over the starting spot in goal early in the 2017 season and was outstanding. He earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team and posted a 10.08 goals against average and a .523 save percentage to rank among the league leaders.

“Chris is also a great addition to our program as our volunteer coach,” said then Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw in announcing Selva's hiring. “Chris' major responsibilities will be working with our goalies, running the substitution box during games, and scouting and assisting with all aspects of our program. His CAA background and overall energy will be a major plus to our program.”

Selva, who earned his degree in sociology with a minor in general business from Hofstra in May, 2015, had a standout career for the Pride in the nets.

He served as captain of the team in 2015 and earned second team All-CAA honors in both 2013 and 2014. He led the CAA in goals against average in 2014 (8.29), was second in both goals against average (7.61) and save percentage (.602) in 2013, and was third in goals against average in 2015 (7.83).

He worked two summers as goalkeeper coach and defensive coordinator for Team Revolution Lacrosse youth team out of Long Island, N.Y., was a summer camp instructor at Hofstra and Johns Hopkins the previous four summers, served as a sales rep for Lacrosse Wear out of Margate, Fla. in 2008-11, and was head coach of the Florida Xtreme youth team in 2012.

"It's an honor to be able to start my coaching career at a school with such a rich lacrosse tradition,” said Selva. “I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to learn under a veteran staff and to be able to work with such dedicated student-athletes.”

Selva was a four-year standout at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and was named a high school All-America as a junior and senior. He also was the 2011 Sun Sentinel Player of the Year.

Updated 5/24/17

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