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White, Dobbie Complete Loyola Women's Lacrosse Coaching Staff

July 30, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola College in Maryland has named Kylee White and Dana Dobbie as assistant coaches, completing the Greyhounds' coaching staff, Head Coach Jen Adams announced today.

"I feel extremely fortunate to work with coaches, and people, of such high caliber," Adams said. "I think this is exciting for Loyola and the program to have Kylee and Dana, who have such energy and enthusiasm for the sport. I believe that we are going to be one of the most dynamic young coaching staffs in the sport."

White and Dobbie are current teammates on the Canadian National Team that is training for the 2009 World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.

White spent the 2008 season as an assistant coach at her alma mater, The Ohio State University. Previously, she was an assistant for three seasons at Stanford.

White helped the Buckeyes to a 10-8 record last season, and under her guidance, the team finished 11th nationally in ground balls per game.

"I would like to thank Loyola and Jen for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of a school and lacrosse program with such a great tradition," White said. "From the time that I was a player in college, to now, I've had a tremendous amount of respect for Jen as one of the best, if not the best, players in the world. As a player and a coach, Jen is an innovator, and I look forward to sharing the passion that she and Dana have for the sport."

She returned to Columbus after three seasons on the staff at Stanford where she helped the Cardinal to three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships. Stanford became the first program west of the Mississippi to earn a bid to the NCAA Division I Championships.

White was also an assistant coach of Canada's U-19 team that finished fourth in the 2007 World Championships. Four of the players White coached were named to the All-World Team after the competition.

A native of London, Ontario, Canada, White has played in two International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) World Cups for her native country. In 2001 and 2005, she helped the Canadians to a pair of fourth-place finishes.

In the 2005 tournament, White ranked in the top five for caused turnovers per game and was nominated for the All-World team.

A four-year letterwinner at Ohio State, White (then Kylee Reade) was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection and was honored as an Academic All-Big Ten performer on three occasions.

She helped the 2002 Buckeyes squad to an 11-5 mark and second-place finish in the American Lacrosse Conference. As a junior in 2001, White caused 28 turnovers, and entering the 2007 season her 60 career caused turnovers and 123 ground balls were ranked sixth on the all-time Ohio State lists.

White was a two-year member of the Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Board, and in addition to playing lacrosse, she was a standout ice hockey player. She served as co-captain of the inaugural Ohio State women's varsity ice hockey team in 1999-2000.

White, who earned her bachelor of arts degree in education in 2002, is married to Todd White.

Dobbie recently completed her collegiate playing career as one of the top midfielders in NCAA history. At the University of Maryland, where she played for Adams, Dobbie was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and the 2008 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Midfielder of the Year.

"It is great to be at Loyola, and I am looking forward to my first coaching job," Dobbie said. "It was a privilege to play for Jen while I was at Maryland, and I am even more excited to work with her on this coaching staff."

A two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist in 2007 and 2008, Dobbie set the NCAA career record for draw controls (334) during her final collegiate season. As a senior, she led Division I, and set an NCAA single-season record with 126 draw controls.

She was an unanimous All-America First Team selection and was a three-time ACC Player of the Week in 2008, leading the conference with 70 goals, the sixth-highest total in Maryland history. She also topped the Terrapins, who advanced to the NCAA Championships Second Round, with 32 caused turnovers and was third on the team with 33 ground balls.

As a junior in 2007, the Guelph, Ontario, Canada, native was also an unanimous First Team All-American. She led Maryland with 79 draw controls and 39 ground balls and was second on the team with 53 goals and 69 points.

Dobbie spent her first two seasons of collegiate competition at Ohio University, scoring 34 goals as a freshman in 2005 and 37 in 2006. She was a two-time All-ALC honoree for the Bobcats and earned womenslacrosse.com Freshman All-America Team laurels.

Dobbie is currently a member, along with White, on the Canadian National Team. She was also captain of the 2003 Canadian Junior U-19 team, leading the squad in goals scored. She was a member of the 2003 World Championship team that won a bronze medal.

She graduated in May with a bachelor of arts degree in family studies from Maryland.