Dec. 4, 2007
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Navy women's lacrosse Associate Head Coach Allison Valentino will be one of 10 women and men selected to the 2008 class for the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the USLacrosse Hall of Fame.
Valentino, a Loyola College Class of 1997 alumna, will be joined by one of her collegiate teammates, current Loyola Head Coach Kerri O'Day, at the February 2, 2007, event. An attacker during her collegiate playing days, Valentino was a two-time All-American at Loyola, earning IWLCA All-America Third Team honors as a junior and 1996 and IWLCA All-America Second Team laurels as a senior in 1997.
As a junior, Valentino earned All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team and IWLCA South Region Second Team honors, in addition to her All-America selection. She was fourth on the team with 22 goals and second with 14 assists.
Valentino capped her collegiate career with 26 goals as a senior, good for third on the team. She was second on the squad with 17 assists and third with 43 points, and would finish her collegiate career with 71 goals and 49 assists for 120 total points.
After serving as the head coach at Ohio University, Valentino is currently the Associate Head Coach at Navy. Prior to working at Ohio, Valentino was an assistant coach during the 2004 season at Maryland. She was also an assistant coach and later associate head coach at Duke for six seasons.
A native of Fulton, Md., Valentino earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in clinical psychology at Loyola.
Valentino will be one of 10 honorees at the Saturday, February 2, 2007, ceremony. She will be joined by Todd Curry, Michele DeJulius, Jim Jackson, Barb Kimball, Stephen "Lucky" Mallonee, Glen Miles, Wendell Thomas and Jennifer Ulehla. The ceremony will take place at the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Home in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
The Navy women's lacrosse team will be competing in its first full varsity season in 2008 and will be eligible for the Patriot League and NCAA Tournaments. The Mids will open the season on Feb. 16, with a scrimmage against La Salle, beginning at noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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