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IWLCA Elects New Members of the Board of Directors

By IWLCA Admin, 06/13/17, 1:00PM EDT


Newly elected President Kathy Taylor and outgoing President Alicia Groveston.
Photo by Rob Carr.

IWLCA President Alicia Groveston has announced the results of the 2017 IWLCA Board of Directors election. Six vacancies were contested in this election cycle, including two officer positions.

“I am extremely excited to usher in a new President for our organization as we move towards a more Divisionally balanced Board of Directors structure,” Groveston said. “The new Board members are a mix of coaches with amazing experience and diverse backgrounds from all parts of the country. I have no doubt they will continue to work for the benefit of our membership and with the mission and values of our organization in mind.”

Kathy Taylor, the head coach at Le Moyne College, was elected as the new IWLCA President and will begin her term on July 1. Taylor previously served the Board as a Division II representative. Liz Grote, head coach at Bowdoin College, will become the IWLCA Secretary. Grote has served multiple terms as a Division III representative and also serves on the All-American Selection Committee for Division III.

Meredith Black, Head Coach at Marquette University, was elected as a Division I representative. Dennis Short, head coach at Rollins College, and Meghan Dennehy, head coach at UVA Wise, will serve as Division II Representatives, and Michele Dombrowski, head coach at Sewanee: University of the South, is the new Division III Representative. Both Black and Short have previously served on the Board of the Directors, and Dennehy and Dombrowski both have significant committee experience.

The IWLCA recently voted to change the Bylaws of the organization to re-structure the Board of Directors in order to balance Divisional representation. The new structure includes the four officers comprising the Executive Committee, as well as three Representatives from each Division.

“I would like to thank our Nominating Committee chair, Ashley Hughes, for her efforts to solicit nominations and conduct the election,” said Groveston. “I would also like to recognize outgoing Board members Rachel Dell, Tracy Coyne, Mindy McCord, Alice Lee, and Steve Wagner for their outstanding service to the IWLCA.”

The current IWLCA Board of Directors will meet in Richmond, Va this week prior to the IWLCA Champions Cup recruiting tournament.

2017-18 IWLCA Board of Directors (terms begin July 1)




Kathy Taylor

Le Moyne College

IWLCA President

Meghan McDonogh

Catholic University

IWLCA Vice President

Liz Grote

Bowdoin College

IWLCA Secretary

Katie Woods

University of Connecticut

IWLCA Treasurer

Meredith Black

Marquette University

Division I Representative

Kristen Selvage

Coastal Carolina University

Division I Representative

Melissa Lehman

University of Pennsylvania

Division I Representative

Dennis Short

Rollins College

Division II Representative

Megan Dennehy

UVA Wise

Division II Representative

Scott Tucker

Limestone College

Division II Representative

Courtney Farrell

Tufts University

Division III Representative

Michele Dombrowski

Sewanee: University of the South

Division III Representative

Mary Schwartz

Roanoke College

Division III Representative

Alicia Groveston

Grand Valley State University

IWLCA Past President