NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware head coach Kateri Linville announced Tuesday the addition of two former standout women’s lacrosse players to complete her 2017 coaching staff.

Allison Daley (Canisius ’11 ’13) joins the Blue Hens as an assistant coach while Dené DiMartino (Johns Hopkins ’16) will serve as a volunteer assistant coach.

An IWLCA Regional All-American, MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-MAAC goalie at Canisius from 2008-11, Daley spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach and the director of recruiting at Binghamton University, where she mentored 11 All-Conference honorees.  She also held a major role in leading the Bearcats to the program’s lowest goals against average in 2016 while Rebecca Golderman became the program’s first-ever America East Rookie of the Year this past spring.  Daley, also a former Canadian National Team member, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Canisius in 2011 and went on to receive her master’s degree in sport administration in 2013, also from Canisius.

DiMartino arrives at Delaware after wrapping a successful career for the Blue Jays in which she was a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee and two-time All-American.  The Manorville, N.Y. native holds the school’s Division I career records for points by a midfielder (201), goals by a midfielder (170), free position goals (55), consecutive games with a goal (45) and draw controls (267).  DiMartino led JHU to an 11-8 record in 2016 while earning a trip to the NCAA Division I Sweet 16.

Daley fills a void in the program staff as former assistant coach Sarah Armour stepped down this summer to pursue personal and family priorities.

The Blue Hens open the 2017 campaign with four straight home games, beginning with Georgetown on Saturday, February 11.

TRANSACTION University of Delaware names Allison Daley as women’s lacrosse assistant coach and Dené DiMartino as women’s lacrosse volunteer assistant coach

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