MEET THE TEAM
Meet the Editors
Janie Pierson, 2024
Editor In Chief
Janie is a 2L originally from Denver, CO. She first headed east to Marist College where she earned a degree in Sports Communication. She spent the next six years working in Division I athletic departments at Villanova University, Marist College, and Rutgers University, and earned a M.A. in Integrated Marketing along the way. Her work experience included roles in marketing and game presentation, ticketing, business operations, and team operations. After law school, she hopes to work in-house for a professional team or league. Away from the website and school, you can catch her cheering on the Colorado Avalanche.
Luke Pacifici, 2023
Deputy Editor in Chief
Luke is a 3L at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Originally from Simi Valley, California, he graduated from Boise State University with a B.B.A. in International Business with a minor in Spanish for Business. Luke is a huge soccer fan who always prefers watching the European leagues. After law school, Luke would like to combine his international business and legal educations to work for a professional soccer team either in the United States or abroad.
Dante Camilli, 2023
Dante is a 3L at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law from Bridgeton, New Jersey. He graduated from the Rutgers Camden School of Business in 2020 with a degree in Management and a Marketing minor while being a member of the University baseball team. Dante has worked as a regional director for Perfect Game events in the Northeast, scouting and evaluating baseball talent. Despite having a baseball rich background, Dante is passionate about all things sports and hopes to combine that with his law career to work in agency or team representation.
Nathan Coffing, 2023
Nathan is a 3L from Newark, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Sport Management. At UD, Nathan worked with the coaching staff of the men's basketball team, developing systems to evaluate player and lineup efficiencies on both ends of the floor. After law school, he would like to pursue a career in professional basketball where he can assist in using the power of sports to bring about meaningful social change.
Matt Dacey, 2023
Matt Dacey is a 3L at Villanova Law from Wyckoff, NJ. Matt graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in leadership studies and competed for the Spiders baseball team. He is one of three players in Atlantic 10 history to lead the conference in home runs in consecutive years and represented Richmond in the 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby televised on ESPN. Matt was selected in the 21st round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and enjoyed a five-year professional baseball career. With personal experience of negotiating his own professional contract, Matt hopes to utilize his playing career and legal education to develop a future in sports law.
Kyle Winquist, 2024
Kyle is a 2L and first-generation law student from Medina, Ohio just outside of Cleveland. He graduated magna cum laude from Marshall University in May of 2021 with a major in sports management (concentration in agency) as well as a minor in communications. In addition, he was a member of the 2021 Division 1 National Champion Men's Soccer program and exhausted his final year of eligibility with the Villanova Men's Soccer program during his 1L year. After law school, Kyle hopes to work within player representation on either end of the table (athlete or team) specifically in regard to contract negotiation, marketing, sponsorship acquisition and financial decisions.
Lauren Di Lella, 2024
Lauren Di Lella is a 2L from Danville, California. She graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2021 where she earned a BA in Politics and played NCAA lacrosse. She was an All-Conference attack player and served as Team Captain in the 2020-2021 school year. Lauren also was the recipient of the 2021 Dunlap Award, which recognizes outstanding athletic and academic achievement. She received honors distinction on her senior comprehensive thesis, which focused on the persistence of gender discrimination in collegiate sports. Lauren is passionate about athlete advocacy, and after law school she hopes to work for a sports agency or in the field of collegiate athletics.