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La Salle University Names Kelly Broadway Head Field Hockey Coach

Release: 04/06/2018
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Courtesy: La Salle
PHILADELPHIA – La Salle University Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw has tabbed Kelly Broadway as head field hockey coach, it was announced on Friday. Broadway spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Villanova and previously spent time on Temple's coaching staff as associate head coach.
 
"We are pleased that Kelly will be leading our field hockey program in the years to come," Bradshaw said. "She brings a wealth of coaching experience and a positive energy to the program. Her ties to the region and pedigree as a high-level player are impressive, and will attract quality student-athletes to La Salle."
 
Broadway recently completed her third season with the Wildcats, where she served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Villanova advanced to the Big East Tournament in her first season with the program, earning a No. 3 seed.
 
The Wildcats were honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for their academic accomplishments in all three years of her tenure, and a pair of student-athletes earned spots on the All-Big East Second Team this past season.
 
"I am extremely honored and excited to take the lead of the La Salle field hockey program," Broadway said. "La Salle University is truly a special place and I am excited to join the La Salle community."

Broadway arrived at Villanova from Temple University where she was an assistant from 2011-14. In 2013, she helped the Owls to a 14-6 overall record, a Top 20 national ranking and a win over No. 6 Penn State.
 
The following year, she was promoted to Associate Head Coach and was once again an integral part of Temple's success. The Owls went 14-7, was ranked nationally throughout the season and advanced to the Big East Tournament championship game. 
 
"I am eager to work with the student-athletes and to continue to build upon the success of the 2017 season as we look to continue to elevate the program in the Atlantic 10," Broadway continued. I am grateful to Bill Bradshaw and John Lyons for the opportunity that they have afforded me and I can't wait to get started."

As a player, Broadway (formerly Driscoll) was a standout goalkeeper at Old Dominion University from 2006-09. She was a two-time First Team All-CAA honoree and Second Team All-Region performer, finishing her career with 25 shutouts.
 
As a freshman, she was named First Team All-CAA en route to helping the Monarchs to a 19-4 record and an NCAA Tournament berth. She ranked 16th nationally in save percentage and led the Colonial Athletic Association in goals against average at 0.72. The following year, she was again named First Team All-CAA as ODU returned to the NCAA Tournament.
 
Broadway was named to the USA Outdoor National Team from May 2010- June 2011. She was selected to represent the U.S. in the NFHCA Division I Senior All-Star game in November, 2010, and was on the roster for the U.S./Canada series and the U.S./Japan series in 2011. In March 2013, Broadway was named to the USA Indoor National Team and represented the USA in the Can/Am Games in August 2013. 

Broadway earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 2010, before obtaining a Master's Degree in Applied Sociology from ODU in 2011. Additionally, Broadway earned a second Master's Degree from Temple in Liberal Arts in 2013.

A native of West Chester, Pa. and graduate of Villa Maria Academy, Broadway and her husband, Norris, reside in Philadelphia, Pa.
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