NFHCA Hall of Fame

Honoring exceptional field hockey coaches since 2000.

Photo credit: Maryland Athletics

The NFHCA Hall of Fame was established in 1999 to honor exceptional field hockey coaches, administrators, and umpires for their success on and off the field. In 2019, the NFHCA Hall of Fame celebrated it’s 20th class.

Nomination and Selection Details

The NFHCA Awards and Hall of Fame Committee, chaired by the First Vice-President, accepts nominations for the Hall of Fame every spring. Nominations are considered by the committee and recommendations for induction to the Hall of Fame are submitted to the Executive Board for final approval.

Awards

NFHCA Hall of Fame honorees are formally inducted during the NFHCA Awards Dinner at the Annual Convention.

NFHCA Hall of Fame

Honorees’ names and titles appear as they were at the time of their induction. Deceased NFHCA Hall of Fame coaches have been designated with a black border. If you would like to share a photo of any of the inductees, please email Kirstin Gebhart at kirstin@nfhca.org.

 

Class of 2019

Eileen Donahue

Eileen Donahue

Head Coach, Watertown High School (MA)

Enza Steele

Enza Steele

Head Coach, University of Lynchburg

Cynthia Wetmore

Cynthia Wetmore

Former Head Coach, SUNY Cortland

Class of 2018

Catherine Neary McGuirk

Catherine Neary McGuirk

Former Head Coach, Branford High School (CT)

Anne Partmenter

Anne Partmenter

Head Coach, Trinity College

Class of 2017

Penny Calf

Penny Calf

Former Head Coach, Walpole High School

Pat Rudy

Pat Rudy

Head Coach, Lock Haven University

Jenepher Shillingford

Jenepher Shillingford

Former Head Coach, Bryn Mawr College

Class of 2016

Robin Balducci

Robin Balducci

Head Coach, University of New Hampshire

Gina Buggy

Gina Buggy

Head Coach and Athletic Director, The Episcopal School

Judy Devine

Judy Devine

Former Head Coach and Administrator, Kent State University

Class of 2015

Mary Ann Hitchens

Mary Ann Hitchens

Former Head Coach, University of Delaware

Allen Holmes

Allen Holmes

Former Varsity Coach, Belfast Area High School (ME)

Kelly Yates

Kelly Yates

Director and Owner, Gateway Field Hockey Club (MO)

Class of 2014

Paula Hodgdon

Paula Hodgdon

Former Head Coach, University of Southern Maine

Nicky Pearson

Nicky Pearson

Head Coach, Bowdoin College

Sally Starr

Sally Starr

Head Coach, Boston University

Class of 2013

Christine H. B. Grant

Christine H. B. Grant

Former Women's Athletic Director, University of Iowa

Michele Madison

Michele Madison

Head Coach, University of Virginia

Laura Moliken

Laura Moliken

Former Head Coach, Ursinus College

Class of 2012

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

Former Head Coach, Ohio University, Retired Umpire

Linda Dirga

Linda Dirga

Former Varsity Coach, Pomperaug High School (CT)

Cheryl Murtagh

Cheryl Murtagh

Head Coach, Northeastern University

Class of 2011

Steve Jennings

Steve Jennings

Head Coach, American University

Bertie Landes

Bertie Landes

Head Coach, Shippensburg University

Maurene Polley

Maurene Polley

Varsity Coach, Villa Maria Academy (PA)

Patricia Provost

Patricia Provost

Varsity Coach, Notre Dame Academy (MA)

Class of 2010

Bob Derr

Bob Derr

Varsity Coach, Warwick High School (PA)

Karen Funk

Karen Funk

Varsity Coach, Marathon Central School (NY)

Elvetta Gemski

Elvetta Gemski

Varsity Coach, Crestwood High School (PA)

Class of 2009

Jennifer Averill

Jennifer Averill

Head Coach, Wake Forest University

Missy Meharg

Missy Meharg

Head Coach, University of Maryland

Sally Scatton

Sally Scatton

Head Coach, William Smith College

Class of 2008

Beth Beglin

Beth Beglin

Former Head Coach, University of Iowa

Beth Bozman

Beth Bozman

Head Coach, Duke University

Dawn Chamberlin

Dawn Chamberlin

Head Coach, Salisbury University

Karen Klassner

Karen Klassner

Varsity Coach, Wyoming Seminary (PA)

Debby Watson

Debby Watson

Former Varsity Coach, Villa Duchesne (MO)

Betsy Wilson

Betsy Wilson

Umpire

Class of 2007

Karen Shelton

Karen Shelton

Head Coach, University of North Carolina

Nancy Stevens

Nancy Stevens

Head Coach, University of Connecticut

Angela Tammaro

Angela Tammaro

Varsity Coach, Greenwich Academy (CT)

Janice Trapp

Janice Trapp

Head Coach, Messiah College

Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams

Varsity Coach, Shore Regional High School (NJ)

Class of 2006

Faith Littlefield

Faith Littlefield

Former Varsity Coach, Bonny Eagle High School (ME)

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Former Head Coach, Syracuse University

Bobbie Schultz

Bobbie Schultz

Former Varsity Coach, Shawnee High School (NJ)

Diane Wright

Diane Wright

Former Head Coach, University of Connecticut

Class of 2005

Adele Boyd

Adele Boyd

Former Head Coach, Ursinus College; Former Varsity Coach, Cheltenham High School (PA)

Vonnie Gros

Vonnie Gros

Former Head Coach, West Chester State College, Princeton University, Ursinus College; Former Head Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Jan Hutchinson

Jan Hutchinson

Head Coach, Bloomsburg University

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Johnson

Former Head Coach, Granby Memorial High School (CT)

Class of 2004

Jennifer Crispen

Jennifer Crispen

Head Coach, Sweet Briar College

Sheryl Johnson

Sheryl Johnson

Former Head Coach, Stanford University; Former Member, U.S. Women's National Team

Doris Kostrinsky

Doris Kostrinsky

Former Head Coach, Ithaca College

Gillian Rattray

Gillian Rattray

Former Head Coach, Penn State University

Class of 2003

Linda Kreiser

Linda Kreiser

Varsity Coach, Lower Dauphin High School (PA)

Charlene Morett

Charlene Morett

Head Coach, Penn State University; Former Member, U.S. Women's National Team

Sharon Pfluger

Sharon Pfluger

Head Coach, The College of New Jersey

Dottie Potter Zenaty

Dottie Potter Zenaty

Former Head Coach, Springfield College

Sharon E. Taylor

Sharon E. Taylor

Former Head Coach, Lock Haven University

Class of 2002

Susan Butz-Stavin

Susan Butz-Stavin

Varsity Coach, Emmaus High School (PA)

Karen Fitzpatrick

Karen Fitzpatrick

Former Head Coach, Ball State University

Arlene Salvati

Arlene Salvati

Former Varsity Coach, Cheshire High School (CT)

Class of 2001

Nancy Cole

Nancy Cole

Varsity Coach, Centereach High School (NY)

Pam Hixon

Pam Hixon

Former Head Coach, U.S. Women's National Team; Former Head Coach, University of Massachusetts

Lillian Shelton

Lillian Shelton

Varsity Coach, Severna Park High School (MD)

Robin Sheppard

Robin Sheppard

Former Head Coach, Trinity College

Sandi Stober

Sandi Stober

Former Varsity Coach, Lynbrook High School (CA)

Class of 2001

Beth Anders

Beth Anders

Head Coach, Old Dominion University

Sharon Sarsen

Sharon Sarsen

Varsity Coach, Lakeland High School (NY)