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Towson names Powell new field hockey head coach

16 January 2013 By Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer One Comment

After sever months of searching, Towson Athletics has found a new field hockey Head Coach. Carly Powell, an assistant coach at West Chester University, will take the reins next season Director of Athletics Mike Waddell announced Tuesday.

Powell replaces former Towson Head Coach Michelle Webber. Webber was head coach for six seasons posting an overall record of 44-70. Powell will take over the team after it’s 1-18 finish in the 2012 season.
“Carly has passion for the game of field hockey and she has strong technical skills,” Director of Team Support & Camp Services Jenn Judy said. “She was a great player and has been a part of developing the fundaments in her players as a coach and that stood out to us in our search.”

Powell spent the last two years as assistant to West Chester’s Head Coach Amy Cohen. The West Chester team won two straight NCAA Division II National Championships and amassed a record of 37-6. She also served as the director of recruitment during that time.

“She seemed very organized and qualified,” junior defender Kate Williams said. “I think we have the potential to exceed and excel in our season.”

Powell is not a rookie to the Colonial Athletic Association, a conference in which she has both played and coached.  She played midfield at Delaware 2001-05, earning CAA Academic Honor Roll honors in three of her four years.

She also won the 2004 CAA Championship at Delaware and came back to the team as an assistant coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Like at West Chester, Powell played a vital role in recruiting.

“I think that she brings the knowledge of the other coaches and high quality recruits that play in the league,” Judy said. “I think that will prove very valuable for her a Towson.”

The players return to Towson next week to prepare for the next season under Powell.

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