Head Coach Wendy Andreatta will enter her 11th season at the University of Rochester in fall 2017.
Under her tutelage, the Yellowjackets are 139-66 and have had ten straight 10+ win seasons. She has coached eight players to All-America honors and 24 to a total of 29 All-Liberty League awards, including two Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year (Tara Lamberti in 2014 and 2015 and Sayaka Abe in 2016) and two Liberty League Rookie of the Year players (Michelle Relin in 2012 and Maya Haigis in 2016).
Andreatta guided Rochester to its first ever Liberty League regular season title behind a 15-5 overall record and 5-1 mark in conference play in 2014 and three trsip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
Achieving success in the classroom as well, Rochester field hockey has been named to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad in each year of the award’s existence. One of the top honors for a Rochester senior student-athlete to achieve, the Lysle "Spike" Garnish Award, has been presented to seven different field hockey team members during Andreatta’s tenure.
In 2012, Andreatta helped UR to its most successful seasons in program history, leading the Yellowjackets to an 18-6 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament, the first appearance in program history. The 18 wins is a single season UR field hockey record. Additionally, the team earned seven All-League honors, five All-Region accolades and two All-American awards. For her work, she was named Dita/NFHCA North Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year in addition to her and the UR staff being named Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year. After the team's 8-0 start, Rochester broke into the national rankings for just the second time ever in the program’s 38 year history. The Yellowjackets posted NCAA victories over Rowan University in the opening round and Salisbury University in the Sweet 16.
In August 2007, Andreatta took over the program after ten years spent coaching at Division I institutions. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Andreatta, formerly 'Brady', assisted UConn for one season before a three-year stint as a graduate assistant coach at Syracuse University. After graduating with an MA in Journalism, Andreatta spent three years as the top assistant at Hofstra University, earning an MA in English, followed by two seasons with the Lions at Columbia University as the top assistant under Olympian, Katie (Kauffman) Beach.
Active in USA Field Hockey, Andreatta had been a head coach in the Futures program for fifteen years before assuming the Regional Development Manager position from 2011 to the present for Region 4: New York. In this role, Andreatta manages all of the training sites in New York for both Level II and Level I, organized the annual Regional Futures Tournament and assisted with the development of youth field hockey in the state of New York.
Andreatta continues to coach within the USA Field Hockey Futures program and has coached teams at the National Futures Championships in Virginia Beach as well as the Junior Olympics. Andreatta’s U-14 NFC team won gold in the 2016 National Futures Championships. Andreatta has also served as a selector for USA Field Hockey events, both at the regional and national level, and holds a Level II coaching accreditation through USA Field Hockey. Andreatta has directed the University of Rochester field hockey camp for the past ten years and has coached at camps and clinics throughout the country.
With a keen interest in developing and promoting youth field hockey opportunities in Western New York, Andreatta launched Finger Lakes Field Hockey – a regionally-based club program that offers year-round field hockey programs for boys and girls 6-18 – in 2014. Andreatta has also organized and directed the University of Rochester Summer League for the past six years, and numerous ‘Learn to Play’ clinics throughout the past five years to promote the sport to boys and girls new to the sport.
Andreatta's reach goes beyond the playing field. She also served as a member of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Committee, and acts as a Level One USA Field Hockey Accreditation Program Instructor. On the River Campus, Andreatta recently completed a three-year term as Corresponding Secretary for the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at the University of Rochester.
Margaret McConnell joins the Rochester field hockey coaching staff in 2016 and begins her first year with the Yellowjacket program.
She comes to the University after working as a Sport Performance Consultant and Exercise Behavior Coach at Ithaca College while pursuing her Masters Degree in Sport Psychology. Also, over the last year, she had spent time working at Cornell University as an Athletic Student Services Intern.
McConnell was a 2014 graduate of William Smith College (B.A. Psychology & Women's Studies) where she played four years for the nationally renowned Heron field hockey program. Her Heron teams qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament three times, reaching the second round in 2011 and 2012. For her career, McConnell posted totals of 24 goals and 11 assists (59 points) in 79 career matches. As a senior in 2013, McConnell was named a 1st Team All-American by the NFHCA, and was selected Liberty League and ECAC Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Year.
She also a two-time All-Liberty League selection, three-time Liberty League All-Academic choice and was named to the NFHCA Academic Squad three times.
McConnell also has spent time as an assistant coach for USA Field Hockey, coaching U14, U16 and U19 in Rochester, NY and Binghamton, NY.
Katie Flaschner returns to the University of Rochester as assistant field hockey coach for the 2015 season.
Flaschner, a 2013 graduate of the University, spent last season as assistant coach at Tufts University where she helped guide the Jumbos to a 12-5 record and spot in the NESCAC semi-finals.
While at Rochester, Flaschner was a 3rd Team NFHCA All-American in 2012, a two-time 1st Team All-Liberty League and two-time 1st Team All-Region selection. She finished her career with 26 goals and 13 assists (65 points) which ranks 12th all-time at UR. The two-time team captain earned the UR Athletic Department's Merle Spurrier Award as a senior after earning the Sylvia Fabricant Award as a junior.
Flaschner ranks 1st all-time at Rochester in games played with 82 and is second in career minutes played. She helped the Yellowjackets earn their first ever NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 2012, eventually reaching the Elite 8 after upset victories over 12th-ranked Rowan University and 4th-ranked Salisbury University.