CHANDLER, Ariz. – Head coach Carolyn King-Robitaille of the Saint Anselm College field hockey team was honored as the 2016 Front Rush/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II East Region Coach of the Year, as announced on Thursday afternoon.
King-Robitaille, who was also named the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, led Saint Anselm to a record-setting season that culminated in a trip to the national semifinals in its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Hawks also earned the program's first NE10 regular season championship, their first berth in the NE10 Championship title game and won a school-record 17 games in the process, including five wins over nationally-ranked teams.
Saint Anselm was ranked as high as No. 3 in the country by the NFHCA this season, which was also the highest ranking in program history. This season, King-Robitaille coached five All-NE10 selections, including NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year Katherine Sears and NE10 Defender of the Year Elizabeth Alie, who were among three Hawks named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans last week.
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