In 2016, the IWLCA created a scholarship to honor Kristina Quigley, the former Seton Hill coach who was tragically killed in a bus accident in 2013 while traveling with her team. The accident also claimed the lives of the driver of the bus and of Quigley’s unborn son.
Prior to to becoming the head coach at Seton Hill, Quigley coached at Erskine University and her alma mater, Duquesne University. As a player and assistant at Duquesne, Kristina was known for her dedication, determination and creative approach to playing the sport. She looked at coaching as a vocation, using lacrosse as a way to make a positive impact on others and within her community. She is remembered at Seton Hill as a “dedicated teacher and mentor.”
Fittingly, the Kristina Quigley Scholarship description reads, in part:
To honor the passion, commitment and values of Kristina Quigley, the IWLCA has established a scholarship in her name. The purpose of this scholarship will be to subsidize a trip to the location of the IWLCA Convention for the recipient’s family. The time-intensive nature of the coaching profession is significant and family time is often sacrificed. The opportunity for a family to join a coach on this trip represents the very essence of Kristina Quigley.
Therefore, the Kristina Quigley Scholarship will provide funding to allow the family of one IWLCA member coach to accompany the coach to the IWLCA Convention. Selection of the recipient will be on the basis of an essay response detailing the applicant’s “passion for coaching and family, and what it would mean to have your family with you at the IWLCA Convention.”
Not selected - Virtual Convention
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