Stephanie Hussey joins University of Delaware Coaching staff

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Dragflick Newsdesk : Delaware field hockey head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof has announced the addition of Stephanie Hussey as Assistant Coach.

“I have known Stephanie since she was in high school, where she was a very talented prospective student-athlete,” said van de Kerkhof.

“We recruited her for her college experience but perhaps may have a better deal now with her joining our program as a coach. As a program, we are very excited to welcome Stephanie as part of UDFH! Her passion for people, her knowledge of the game, and the energy she has for life will benefit our team and The University of Delaware from the start.”

Hussey arrives in Newark after three seasons (2019-21) as the assistant coach at Davidson College. While at Davidson, she created and implemented individual athlete development plans, led film analysis sessions, including one-on-one instructive meetings to develop athletes. Hussey also served as the recruiting coordinator and coordinated camps and clinics.

“I believe in the vision that Rolf and Jordan McKee have for the program, as well as the cultural pillars the team and the program live by on and off the field,” said Hussey.

“I am excited to begin working with the student-athletes and look forward to a competitive year.”

Before her stint at Davidson, Hussey was an assistant at UC Davis from 2016-18. She led and oversaw key field hockey development items for the team. Hussey was also a key partner in the recruitment processes and program operations. She coordinated fundraising activities, camps, clinics, and 7v7 Tournaments.

Hussey also monitored the academic progress of student-athletes, managed academic needs, communicated with Academic Support Services, received progress reports, and provided direction and guidance when necessary.

Hussey has also coached with Club Deportivo Terrassa in Barcelona, Spain, and USA Field Hockey’s U18 Futures program in Florida. While with USA Field Hockey, she performed as the Regional Site Selector for the 2017-2018 season, managed the Cal Cup event in partnership with Moorpark, and created and analyzed college coaches’ database as well as a nationwide FH club database.

Van de Kerkhof added,

“Our program is fortunate to welcome a more experienced field hockey player and coach in Stephanie by just looking back on her involvement and commitment made to field hockey the past 10 years! Her player resume shows stops in Argentina, Florida, at Syracuse University, in Barcelona (Spain), and at Penn State University. This allowed her to play the game at many different levels, welcome different experiences, and be exposed to different team cultures and coaching styles.”

A native of Argentina, she moved to Miami as a teenager and played for the U16 and U19 U.S. National Teams. She then played collegiately at Syracuse and Penn State. In two years at Syracuse, she helped the Orange win the Big East tournament and regular-season titles and reach the NCAA Final Four in 2012. At Penn State, she scored a career-high six goals as a senior.

“I am excited to see how Stephanie can help UDFH with reaching the next level within our program in the development of our student-athletes and the game performance of our teams!,” said van de Kerkhof.

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