|Title:||Head Women's Lacrosse Coach|
Jennifer Foster begins her eighth season as head women's lacrosse coach, head field hockey coach, and assistant compliance coordinator at Salve Regina University. She is the women's lacrosse program's all-time winningest coach and has guided the Seahawks to three consecutive postseason appearances.
Last season, Foster led the Seahawks to a program record 11 victories, earning the No. 4 seed in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament. In addition, the team set the school’s single season marks for points (314), goals (233), and assists (81), while also earning recognition for its academics by being announced as an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad for the second consecutive season.
The 2011 Seahawks won seven games and qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) playoffs by winning a school-record five conference games.
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 welcomed an addition to the family in August 2013, a daughter, and named her Addison.