Aug. 13, 2010
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova field hockey Head Coach Joanie Milhous is pleased to announce the addition of two assistant coaches for the 2010 season. Kaitlyn Scholl and Clare Devine both join the Villanova staff as the Wildcats look to solidify themselves atop the BIG EAST and national standings for the upcoming season.
Scholl, a highly decorated collegiate standout at the University of North Carolina, will be responsible for recruiting, practice and game preparation, assisting in player development and serving as the assistant director of the Villanova field hockey summer camp.
Prior to joining the Villanova staff, Scholl coached for the prestigious X-Calibur field hockey club where she was responsible for the u-12 team while assisting with the u-16 and u-19 squads. During that time, Scholl also held responsibilities for teams at the USFHA National Indoor Tournament.
As a student-athlete at UNC, Scholl was a member of the 2007 ACC and National Championship team where the Tar Heels finished the season with a perfect 24-0 record. The following year, Scholl was selected as vice captain and earned ACC Player of the Week and Marjorie Moses Schwab Unsung Hero awards.
Milhous states, "I am thrilled to have Kate on our coaching staff. She brings fantastic experience from a first class program at North Carolina. She won a National Championship at UNC and we are looking forward to the energy and enthusiasm that she is going to bring to our program."
In addition to Scholl, Devine joins the Villanova coaching staff for her first year on the Main Line with the Wildcats.
Devine began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at West Chester University where she was responsible for training goalkeepers, game film management as well as administrative support. She is also actively involved with USA Field Hockey's Futures program and earned her Level 1 coaching accreditation in 2009.
As a student-athlete at the University of Scranton, Devine served as team captain during the 2008 season in addition to holding responsibilities as the vice president of SAAC. She was also chosen to attend the NCAA Division III Leadership Conference as a student-athlete representative from the Scranton athletic department.
"Clare Devine is a great addition to our coaching staff. She has spent the past two years working with the goalkeepers at West Chester and will be working closely with our goalies this year. She has a tremendous work ethic and is willing to do whatever it takes to help our program," says Milhous.
"I`m so excited to welcome them to the Villanova Field Hockey family and I am so happy to have them part of our staff."
The Wildcats begin the 2010 campaign with their regular season opener on the road against Monmouth on Friday, August 27th at 4 p.m.
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