|Title:||Head Field Hockey Coach|
|College:||Duke University '08|
(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College Director of Athletics, Les Poolman, announced the hiring of Caitlin Williams as the new head field hockey coach. Williams is a 2008 graduate of Duke University, where she earned All-America honors as a goalkeeper and served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
Williams received a scholarship to Duke University in 2004 and helped the Blue Devils reach three Final Fours and a pair of NCAA National Championship appearances. As a senior, she was elected a team captain, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference and National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America honors. She was selected to the NFHCA All-South Region team in 2006 and 2007, posting an ACC-best 121 saves her senior year. As the Blue Devil starter in both 2006 and 2007, Williams made 238 saves to rank fifth all-time at Duke, recording 15 shutouts during her career.
Williams graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University. In addition to her coaching duties at Duke, Williams also serves as a USA Field Hockey Futures Regional Coaching Director. She is responsible for hiring and overseeing over 100 coaches at 12 sites throughout the region which covers Virginia, North Carolina, and stretching south to Florida. She has been involved with the USA Futures program in different capacities since 2005, and also played on U.S. Junior National teams that traveled to Holland and Australia to compete on an international level.
During her time as an assistant, the Blue Devils finished with national rankings of eighth and 10th in 2008 and 2009, respectively. They advanced to the NCAA “Elite Eight” in 2008, posting wins over four nationally-ranked teams, including #1-Maryland that season.