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McDevitt is named Holy Family women’s lacrosse coach

Friday, 2nd September 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/2/16
From Press Release

Holy Family University has named Jacqueline McDevitt (Gloucester Catholic-NJ grad) its new head women’s lacrosse coach as announced by Assistant Vice President of Athletics, Sandra Michael. McDevitt becomes the fifth head coach in the program’s history.

Jacqueline McDevitt

Jacqueline McDevitt

McDevitt inherits a Tigers’ squad that qualified for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament for the seventh straight season in the program’s eight-year history. Holy Family advanced all the way to the semifinals and finished with a 7-12 overall record and a 6-3 mark in conference play.

“I am very excited to have Jacqueline on board to guide our women’s lacrosse team for the foreseeable future,” said Michael. “She brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge that will continue the winning tradition and elevate the program even further. I am looking forward and excited about the upcoming season as I anticipate much success for the future with Jacqueline as our head coach.”

McDevitt comes to Holy Family after spending the past two seasons as the assistant coach at Bryn Athyn College. Prior to that, McDevitt was an assistant coach at fellow Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) institution Caldwell University where she was part of the program’s inaugural season in 2014.

Before joining the Cougars, McDevitt spent two years (2012 & 2013) as the head coach at Oberline College in Oberline, Ohio. She took over a program that was 3-9 the year prior to her arrival and guided the team to an 11-5 record in her first season to receive North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors.

“I could not be more excited to join the Lacrosse program at Holy Family University,” said McDevitt. “The tradition of excellence and family atmosphere are second to none and I am truly honored to lead our student-athletes in reaching their greatest potential. I would like to thank Sandy [Michael] and the entire department in welcoming me as we strive to “Bring Home the Banner” for many years to come.”

Before coaching at Oberlin, McDevitt was an assistant coach at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif., Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She also has been coaching and working for Ultimate Lacrosse Club and Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club.

McDevitt played three seasons at Long Island University-Brooklyn, making the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll all three years. She graduated in 2006 with degrees in management and marketing.

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