Nicole Flego, a member of the women’s lacrosse coaching staff at Villanova for the past three seasons, will join the Bucknell program under first-year head coach Remington Steele.
In Flego's first season as assistant coach, Villanova qualified for the Big East Tournament for the first time in program history. During her time as a Wildcat, she coached three all-conference attackers, including the Big East Attacker of the Year.
Flego, who previously coached at the club and camp levels, broke into the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach and residential advisor at Oberlin College in 2011-12. As the offensive coordinator, she helped Oberlin to its first winning season (11-5) in program history.
Flego spent the 2014 season as an assistant coach at Adelphi University, where she helped guide the Panthers to a perfect 22-0 record and the Division II national championship. As offensive coordinator, she coached five All-Americans and orchestrated an offense that ranked second nationally with an average of 17.3 goals per game.
A 2011 Delaware graduate, Flego was a standout player for the Blue Hens. In 2007, she was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and Delaware’s Rookie Female Athlete of the Year. She also received First Team All-CAA honors and was tabbed to the IWCLA Second Team and Rookie All-America squads. In 2008, she was selected as a Preseason All-American before being sidelined due to injury.
Flego earned her degree in health behavioral science, with a focus in psychology, and minored in coaching sciences with a focus on strength and conditioning and health promotion program planning. She left Central Bucks East High School as an Under Armour All-American and a top-10 ranked prep player.