Jill Powers Named Head Field Hockey Coach

LEICESTER, Mass.- Jill Powers has been hired as the head coach of the Becker College field hockey team, athletic director Frank Millerick announced today.

"Having played field hockey at UMass-Amherst and then coached at Assumption, Jill is widely respected within the New England field hockey community.  We are excited to have her join the Becker Athletic Department and look forward to her making a positive impact on our student-athletes."

Powers comes to Becker from Assumption College where she served as assistant coach, helping the Greyhounds improve their win total by seven games in the 2012 season. Powers' coaching experience also includes working as a Futures Coach with USA Field Hockey and with Indoor Action Sports. Powers was a standout player at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, helping guide the Minutewomen to the Atlantic-10 Championship in 2008.

"I'm very proud to be joining the Becker Hawks." Powers said. "I'm looking forward to working with our student athletes and preparing for the 2013 season."