D'Youville Athletics to host National Girls & Women in Sports Day Panel

D'Youville Athletics to host National Girls & Women in Sports Day Panel

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville Department of Athletics is pleased to announce their first National Girls & Women in Sports Day panel that will be hosted on Wednesday, February 5.

The event will be in conjunction with the Red Out men and women's basketball games at home against Hilbert on Wednesday with a tailgate featuring free food and drinks. Everything begins at 6:00pm in the Blue Lounge inside the College Center with the doubleheader beginning with the men playing at 6:00pm and the women at 8:00pm.

Three prominent women in D'Youville Athletics will serve on the power panel as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President Ashley Carney will take on the roll as moderator. Head women's lacrosse coach/administrative assistant Kate Mayhook, assistant athletic trainer Krista Mau, and Dobson Field and athletics graduate assistant/softball assistant coach Megan Asham will share their experiences and knowledge as panelists on Wednesday.

Mayhook is entering her fourth full season as head coach of the women's lacrosse program. She has helped build her program from a club team to a contender in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. An extremely successful player prior to her coaching days, Kate is a member of the Colgate Athletic Hall of Fame. She is a three-time Collegiate All-American as well as two-time Patriot League Player of the Year. With her playing days behind her, Kate has become a marathon runner as she has completed the Boston, New York City, and Berlin Marathons - amongst others.

Mau is the newest member of the department, becoming the first full-time assistant trainer in the department's history. Prior to her time at D'Youville, Mau was an assistant at Buffalo State working with the women's soccer team, men and women's swimming and diving, and the men and women's track and field teams. She graduated from Daemen College with experience at the University at Buffalo, Niagara University, and Buffalo State.

Asham is a crucial part of the department's facilities as she helps run Dobson Field and the fitness center. In addition, she is an Occupational Therapy major and an assistant coach for the softball team. However, Asham was an extremely successful student-athlete at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She was a four-year varsity player at catcher for the women, starting all 44 games her senior year and finished her career with a .278 batting average and .987 fielding percentage.

February 5, 2020, marks the 34th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life. We invite you to celebrate NGWSD in your community and to join the Women's Sports Foundation as we Lead Her Forward in 2020.

The D'Youville Athletics 2020 National Girls and Women in Sport Day will feature a panel, tailgate, and RED OUT in support of the men's and women's basketball teams. Students, fans, and parents are encouraged to attend and enjoy our National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebration at D'Youville.