Sacred Heart University head field hockey coach Katie Kloeckener announced the hiring of Hannah Boyer as the Pioneers assistant coach. Boyer will coach the Pioneers defense, assist in player development, oversee video analysis and exchange, as well as play a role in recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the program.
"I am excited to have Hannah join the Pioneer family," said Kloeckener. "Not only has she played at the top-levels of collegiate field hockey, but she was a two-year captain as well. That experience will help her as a coach and will be something that our student-athletes can aspire to achieve as well."
Boyer earned four varsity letters playing field hockey at Indiana University, where she served as team captain her final two seasons with the program. She started all 19 games the Hoosier's played her senior season, helping the team post three shutouts during the season. Boyer earned Second Team All-Big Ten following the year as well as picking up NFCHA All-Region Second Team Honors. Following the year, she was presented the Spirit of Indiana Director's Award, presented annually to two student-athletes that best represent The Spirit of Indiana.
Over the course of her career Boyer appeared in 71 games, starting each game in which she appeared. She earned her first Big Ten honors in 2012 with second team accolades, after scoring her first points, with a goal and an assist. Boyer earned NFHCA Academic Squad honors in four of her years with the Hoosiers, as she earned her both a Masters of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science – Applied Health Science from Indiana.
The Pioneers, a member of the MAAC in field hockey, report for preseason camp on August 12th. Sacred Heart opens the 2014 season at home when it hosts Villanova on August 29 at 7 p.m. on Campus Field.