Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan College Athletics
1584 Wesleyan Drive Norfolk, VA 23451
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Nicole DeSalvia

Nicole DeSalvia joined the Marlin athletic department staff in the summer of 2019.


DeSalvia makes her way to Virginia Beach, Va. after a two-year stint at William Peace University. A start-up program, DeSalvia used the 2018 season to recruit and build the program. In the inaugural year (2019), she led the Pacers to a 10-5 season and a berth into the USA South Conference Championship.


Prior to William Peace, DeSalvia was the Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach at Methodist University. There, her primary focus was working with the defensive schemes as well as the goalies. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she also coached the Manlius Pebble Hill High School Girls Lacrosse team in 2014.


DeSalvia graduated with a Bachelor's in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 2012 before earning her Master's in Physical Education from the same institution in 2015.

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Annie Bashara

Bashara joins the Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse coaching staff in the Spring of 2019.


She joins the Marlin family by way of Bridgewater of College where she was a goaltender for the Eagle women's lacrosse team. While there, she would miss the majority of the season with an injury.


Along with lacrosse, Bashara works as for the Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services as an EMT.

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