HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth volleyball head coach Erin Lindsey has announced that LaKell Havens has been named assistant coach for the 2014 season. Most recently, Havens served as an assistant at NYU during the 2013 campaign.

While at NYU, Havens’ main duties included collaborating with the other members of staff to create practice plans, while also evaluating and pursuing potential recruits.

“We are so excited to have LaKell joining our staff,” Lindsay said. “She will be a great asset in training our hitters and blockers, especially our middles. She shares our staff philosophy of developing the whole student-athlete and is experienced mentoring players in a rigorous academic environment.”

While also working at NYU, Havens served as the marketing director for FiberLove Bar, which is all natural vegan food. In that capacity, she managed a team of 20-plus field representatives nationally, and coordinated and executed marketing strategies and campaigns.

“LaKell's marketing experience will serve the program well in our recruiting, alumni relations and community outreach efforts,” Lindsey added.

Havens graduated from Manhattan College in 2012 with a degree in psychology and was named a captain of the volleyball team as a senior.