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BULLETIN: May 29, 2018 — Vindication in Pennsylvania

Earlier this month, we wrote this.

Last week, however, came word from Lehigh University, and confirmed by reporting by several news organizations, that Caitlin (Williams) Dallmayer was cleared from all allegations of wrongdoing as the university’s head coach.

The indication came in a five-paragraph letter from Joe Sterrett, the university’s Dean of Athletics, a copy of which was was viewed by It reads, in part:

“…[t]he review found no indication that a culture of physical or mental abuse exists within the [f]ield [h]ockey program. There was a general sense that Coach Caitlin Dallmayer, who has headed up the program for the past two years, has implemented significant changes to turn around a program with a long history of poor performance and losing records. This transition has resulted in feeings of stress associated with higher levels of intensity, but has netted some early indicators that the team is moving in the right direction. End-of-season administrative reports and student-athlete and team evaluations affirmed this positive progress, while acknowledging areas for improvement.”

To me, that’s a clear endorsement for the direction the program is taking.

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