Haley Kane is entering her second season as the assistant field hockey coach at Bridgewater College.
The Eagles went 8-9 in her first season, beating defending ODAC champion Washington & Lee in the regular season before being eliminated by the Generals in the ODAC playoffs. Bridgewater had four All-ODAC selections in 2018.
Kane was a graduate assistant coach with Ohio University’s Division I program in 2016 while earning a master’s degree in coaching education through the recreation and sport sciences program.
Kane formulated practice plans and game strategies and assisted with strength & conditioning sessions, community sports clinic, video analysis, budget/inventory and compliance reviews for the Bobcats, who went 3-3 in Mid-American Conference play.
She graduated from Mary Washington in 2016, where she was a second team All-American in 2014 and a third team selection in 2015. She was the Capital Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete, and a three-year team captain.
Kane was also a four-time All-Region and All-CAC selection, and was named to Synapse Sports’ National All-Freshman Team as a rookie. She finished third in school history in assists (28) and added 36 goals, good for 100 career points.
“Haley’s passion for hockey, coupled with her experience as a player and coach makes her a highly valuable asset to the coaching staff,” said BC head coach Allyson Kenyon. “She knows what it takes to be a successful student athlete at the Division III level and has so much to offer our young squad as a mentor and role model. I could not be more excited to have Haley as my assistant and feel her impact on the team will be immediate.”
The UMW Eagles were ranked in the top-14 in the nation in each of Kane’s four seasons as a player, reaching the NCAA Final Four and winning the CAC championship in 2012.
Along with her experience at Ohio University, she has also coached with USA Field Hockey Futures U14-U19, High Voltage Field Hockey club U12, and Mary Washington Field Hockey clinics.
A 4.0 student both as an undergraduate and graduate candidate, Kane was the class valedictorian at Mary Washington, while qualifying for Phi Beta Kappa and earning Summa Cum Laude honors.