CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey assistant coaches Ole Keusgen and Rachel Dawson have been named to USA Field Hockey junior high performance staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Keusgen, who was the head coach of the U19 team last year, will continue as a head coach of the U.S. Rise National Team. Dawson, a three-time Olympian with the US Women’s National Team, was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Development Team.
All of the junior high performance coaches and analysts, appointed on a volunteer basis, will provide support across all four women’s teams in the Olympic Development Pathway and will be tasked with working closely with existing coaching staffs to shape the best environment possible to support the growth of all the players involved.
Keusgen and Dawson will take on this commitment in addition to their coaching duties at Virginia.
The 2019 Virginia field hockey season begins on Friday, August 30 when UVA plays at Old Dominion. The team will play two home preseason scrimmages on Sunday, August 18 against American and Saturday, Aug. 24 against William & Mary. Admission is free.
U.S. Women’s National Development Team:
- Head Coach: Marc Hardy
- Assistant Coaches: Mark Atherton, Rachel Dawson, Roz Ellis
U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team:
- Head Coach: Jarred Martin
- Assistant Coaches: Martu Loncarica, Tracey Paul
U.S. Rise Women’s National Team:
- Head Coach: Ole Keusgen
- Assistant Coaches: Ralph Boersma, Tamara Durante
U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team:
- Head Coach: Katie Bam
- Assistant Coaches: Mark Egner, Allan Law
Goalkeeper Coaches: Cheri Schulz, Barb Weinberg
Performance Analysts: Michael Boal, Tara Zollinger