Madeline Hoeppner enters her third season as the Husson head field hockey coach in 2016. The Shelburne Falls, Mass., native’s career record entering the season is 17-19.
Hoeppner also serves as the Husson head women’s lacrosse coach and coordinator of marketing and promotions.
Last season, Hoeppner guided the Eagles to a 8-10 overall mark and 4-1 in NAC play en-route to earning their second consecutive NAC Regular Season and tournament titles. With the win the Eagles advanced to the program’s fifth NCAA Division III National Championship tournement in the last seven years, losing to Keene State, 1-0 in the first round, resulting in the program’s closest game in the NCAA tournament in program history.
Husson also set a new single-season team record in defensive saves with 15 and landed four players on the All-Conference docket. Kayla Royer, Britt Mellor and Mikayla Toth earned First Team honors while Jen Neri was slected to the All-Sportsmanship team. Royer earned the program’s third ECAC All-New England Region All-Star Team selection.
Off the field the Eagles earned to their fifth straight ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award and Olivia Plaisted was selected to here second consecutive ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.
In 2014, Husson won the NAC regular season and tournament titles while not surrendering a goal in conference play during the regular season. The Eagles advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championship. Husson produced three All-NAC selections, headlined by Defensive Player of the Year Melissa Souza. Hoeppner was selected as Coach of the Year by her peers.
Hoeppner came to Husson after coaching the 2013 season at Ridgefield (Conn.) High School, where she led the team to a FCIAC playoff berth and the state tournament.
Hoeppner earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Sacred Heart University in 2013 and was a four-year letterwinner at forward on the field hockey team from 2009-12. She was named to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012.
Hoeppner attended Mohawk Trail (Mass.) High School and lettered in field hockey, lacrosse and basketball.