Aggies Off the Field
Did you know 1 in 3 DelVal students is a student athlete? Here are some highlights of what our Aggies are doing OFF the field.
Olivia Rexrode ’26 Shines as a Dual Sport Athlete and the National Anthem Singer
Olivia Rexrode ’26 is a sophomore student athlete and a main contributor on the field hockey and softball teams. A small animal science major, Rexrode came to DelVal with a background in singing and performing. She found a way to show off all of her skill sets when she got to the University and offered to perform the national anthem. You can now see and hear Rexrode sing (in uniform!) before every home field hockey and softball game and can even catch her at select football and basketball games.
Graduate Students Take Advantage of DelVal’s Graduate Physician Assistant Program
Kaylee Horton ’23 earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences while playing for the women’s soccer team at Division I Drexel University. With a year of athletic eligibility remaining, Horton enrolled in DelVal’s graduate physician assistant program and joined the Aggie women’s soccer team to finish her athletic career. She started in 17 of 18 games and finished tied-third on the team with 18 points.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee Gives Back to Local Elementary School
Every semester, members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) coordinate a visit with Barclay Elementary School to bring some fun and energy to the classroom. The boys and girls of Barclay enjoy hearing books read by DelVal student athletes and have fun playing outside at recess. It is extra special when Caesar the Ram, the Aggies mascot, shows up to join in on the fun.
DelVal Men’s Golf Finds Success Playing on the Courses They Work on
A unique aspect of the DelVal men’s golf team is that a majority of the roster is also turf management majors. Many of the student athletes, like Robby Meredith ’24, aspire to one day work at some of the finest courses in the country – like many alumni who have come through the program before them. Meredith, a senior on the team, has a competitive and comprehensive resume thanks to the opportunities created by DelVal’s turf management program led by head men’s golf coach and turf professor Doug Linde. Meredith has worked on the maintenance crews at Lookaway Golf Club, Pikewood National, & Pine Valley. Last summer he interned for a golf course builder, McDonald and Sons, where he spent time on three different projects.
Marley Bramsway ’25 and Lexan Coleman ’25 Explore Passion for Photography and Media in the Big Apple
Delaware Valley University’s media and communication students went to New York City to take part in the annual B&H Depth of Field Photo conference, an educational and practical experience that afforded our students the chance to try out new gear, hone their skills and produce professional work. As part of the kickoff to Fashion Week, students had the opportunity to shoot alongside professional photographers from across the globe, capturing beautiful images of Fashion Week models. Marley Bramsway ’25, a standout on the women’s soccer team, and Lexan Coleman ’25, a member of the football team, shared their experience and some of their best shots in a blog piece they collaborated on for DelVal’s full360 blog. Read the blog at full360delval.blog.
Kyra McKeegan ’24 Shows Off Skills in the Kitchen and on the Field
Kyra McKeegan ’24 is a food science major and had the opportunity to work hands-on with industry renowned chef Michael Solomonov during a filming for an episode of The Chef’s Kitchen: College Campus Cooking, which was shot right on campus in DelVal’s food science kitchen. The show aired on NBC10 and several other networks, reaching over 78 million households. “I had a great experience here working side by side with Chef Solomonov, learning great tips and techniques, and I'd love to do it again,” said McKeegan. On the field last season, McKeegan set single-game records with 10 assists and 12 points to lead the women’s lacrosse team to a win over Lancaster Bible College.