NEWARK, Del. – In an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence, the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse squad will team up with the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love against James Madison on April 11.

The Blue Hens currently have special event t-shirts, designed by redshirt freshman Elyse Andrews (Wilmington, Del.), available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds from each sold to benefit the One Love Foundation.  Click here for t-shirt order form.  Deadline to order is Monday, April 7 at 1 p.m.  No gameday t-shirt sales will be available.

“The mission of One Love is to end relationship violence, which is one of the most chronically underreported crimes that is hugely prevalent on college campuses,” stated Andrews, who is spearheading the event.  “One in three women experience relationship violence in their lifetime and one in five will be a victim during their college years.  Our team decided that we wanted to bring awareness to the issue to help our fellow students on our campus.”

Andrews continued, “We are happy that James Madison has agreed to join us in supporting the One Love Foundation and in honoring the life and legacy of Yeardley Reynolds Love.  It is awesome to know that one of our biggest rivals is willing to team up with us to support the lacrosse community.”

Sharon and Lexie Love, in addition to family and friends, established the One Love Foundation in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Reynolds Love, a University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player who lost her life to relationship violence.  The “one” represents the number Reynolds Love wore on her jersey during her high school and collegiate lacrosse career, which has since been retired by Virginia in her memory.