Field Hockey Adds Megan Bozek to Staff
June 23, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College head field hockey coach Ainslee Lamb announced the hiring of Megan Bozek to the coaching staff as an assistant coach on Monday. The 2014 University of New Hampshire graduate wills join Lamb, associate head coach Kelly Doton and goalkeeper coach Carolyn Cahill for the 2014 season.
"We are excited to have Megan join the Boston College Field Hockey coaching staff," Lamb said. "After watching Megan for four years at New Hampshire, we are looking forward to the opportunity to working with her and we know she will bring a great deal of field hockey knowledge to BCFH. She has been an outstanding player at a national-ranked program and our players will benefit from her expertise and dedication to the game of field hockey."
The Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., native earned 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America First-Team honors after being named America East Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year and being named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship as the Wildcats won the regular-season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
The back anchored UNH's defensive unit that allowed just 0.39 goals against in five conference games and she was also an integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit. A captain, she started all 22 games and recorded 19 points on eight goals and three assists to rank third on the team in both goals and points. Bozek also tallied a team-high four defensive saves.
"I am really happy that Megan is going to continue with field hockey both playing and coaching," UNH head coach Robin Balducci said. "I think it is a great opportunity for her to coach at Boston College and, not only work with a successful program, but work with coaches such as Ainslee and Kelly. I am confident that Megan strengths as an athlete will enhance her coaching."
Bozek is also a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad member and earned All-America Third-Team honors in 2012. She amassed 29 goals and eight assists for 66 points in her 85 career games as a Wildcat while making 13 defensive saves. This summer, she was chosen as a member of the New England Team that will compete at the USA Field Hockey Women's National Championship.
"I am extremely excited to be joining the Boston College coaching staff," Bozek said. "Playing at UNH, I had the opportunity to compete against BC for four years and have always admired their playing and coaching style. My new colleagues, Ainslee and Kelly, have countless hours of international coaching and playing experience. I hope that these, along with their decorated collegiate careers, will encourage an environment where I can learn from them, as well as contribute my own knowledge to the team. BC is a prestigious institution that allows its student-athletes to excel on the field and in the classroom. Coaching at BC will not only give me an opportunity to have a positive impact on our student-athletes, but also help foster their careers both on and off the field."