|Title:||Head Field Hockey Coach|
Jennifer Foster begins her seventh season as head field hockey coach, head women's lacrosse coach, and assistant compliance coordinator at Salve Regina University.
The Seahawks had a rebuilding year in 2011 with underclassmen comprising 16 of their 25 roster members. Despite having such a young squad, the Salve Regina field hockey team managed to earn its fourth consecutive National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Team Award.
In 2009, Foster guided the Seahawks field hockey team to its highest win total in three years (eight) and their second-consecutive CCC playoff berth. The Seahawks earned the No. 5 seed after posting a 3-5 mark in conference play and were eliminated from playoff competition by virtue of a 2-0 loss to No. 4 seed New England College. In 2008, Foster coached the program to a 7-13 mark and a first-round upset of No. 3 Nichols in the first round of CCC playoffs.
Foster was selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy in 2008, where she had the opportunity to interact with other women collegiate coaches and administrators at the Division I, II and III level while developing advanced perspective and skills in the fundamentals of coaching. In May of 2010, she completed the Dimension 2 training for the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.
Foster began her collegiate career at Nichols College, where she garnered CCC Rookie of the Year honors after finishing third in both goals and points for the Bison. A National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Academic Team selection at NC, Foster then transferred to and graduated from Bryant College in 2004. She helped the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2002 and 2003. For her efforts, Foster earned NFHCA Division II Academic Team and Northeast 10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll Gold Scholar accolades each of her three years in Smithfield (2001-03).
Prior to her arrival at Salve Regina, Foster worked with PUMA North America, Inc., as a customer service representative and training specialist, where her performance resulted in promotions for several of her trainees. She also worked with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats minor league baseball club, where she organized clinics and coordinated players, coaches, and over 800 participants. She is currently the Director of the Revolution Field Hockey Camp, held at Salve Regina University, and is co-director of the ‘Stick To It' field hockey and lacrosse camp in Tyngsboro, Mass.
A native of Tyngsboro, Mass., Foster resides in Newport, R.I. with her husband, Salve Regina men's basketball coach Sean Foster. The couple wed in December 2011.
|Title:||Assistant Field Hockey Coach|
Tia Pydynowski begins her third season as an assistant field
hockey coach at Salve Regina University in 2012.
Pydynowski graduated with Bryant University in May 2010 with a bachelor's in communications. She was a four-year member of the Bulldogs field hockey program who completed the LEADstrong leadership program. Pydynkowski was named to the Dean's List in the Spring of 2008.
She has spent time as a field hockey official for the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club (2003-07), a coach and counselor at the Warriors to Be Summer Camp (2004-07), and an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut Elite Field Hockey Camp (2008-09). In spring of 2010, she completed an internship as a production assistant with the Fox Providence Radio Show.
|Title:||Assistant Field Hockey Coach|
April Daugherty enters her first season as an assistant coach with Salve Regina University. She joins the Seahawks' field hockey staff bringing four years of playing experience at Merrimack College.
A team captain as a senior, Daugherty wrapped up her incredible four-year career as the program's all-time leading scorer (159 points) and leader in points per game (2.06); goals (61); game-winning goals (12); assists (37); and shots on goal (215).
In addition to Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team honors, Daugherty also was named Longstreth/NFHCA First-Team All-American.