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Quinnipiac coach, player are world inline champs

Competing in the World Inline Championships for Team USA has provided Quinnipiac hockey player Antoinette Maldonado and her assistant coach, Lisa Giovanelli, a unique opportunity to bond.

Updated: July 28, 2006, 8:29 AM ET
By Brendan Murphy | ESPN.com

Sweating it out in a gym with temperatures approaching 100 degrees hardly seems like an ideal summer vacation, but Lisa Giovanelli wouldn't have it any other way.

Not that she likes the heat. Giovanelli, a native of West Haven, Conn., spent most of her life in the snow-clad Northeast. Still, the blood, sweat and tears are all worth it to do what she loves most: Play hockey.

For Giovanelli, it doesn't matter what surface (ice or inline), what venue or what capacity she is involved with, ...

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