Head coach of the 2012 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Champions at Tufts, Tina McDavitt Mattera has guided the Jumbos to six NCAA appearances overall. Entering the 2016 season, she is in her 13th year leading the program.
The 2012 national championship was the first NCAA title won by a women's team at Tufts. Mattera was selected National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Coach of the Year that season.
Under the leadership of Coach Mattera, Tufts Field Hockey has been one of the elite programs in the country. In addition to the six NCAA appearances and 2012 title, the success includes runs to the NCAA championship game in 2008 and to the NCAA semi-finals in 2009, as well as a New England Small College Athletic Conference championship in 2009. The Jumbos have reached the national semi-finals three times.
Entering the 2016 season, Mattera ranks sixth on the NCAA Div. III winningest active coaches list and winningest all-time coaches list with a .764 percentage. She became the Jumbo program's all-time leader in coaching victories last season and now has a 162-50 overall record.
The Tufts program has a 133-32 (.806) record over the last nine seasons and has six top 10 finishes in the national poll over the last seven years. In 2008, Tufts had the best winning percentage in the NCAA's Division III with their 19-2 record (.905). Following that with an 18-2 mark in 2009, the Jumbos went 19-2 again in 2012 and added a 15-3 finish in 2013.
Maya Herm was hired as the assistant field hockey coach in the summer of 2016. Herm, a graduate of Dartmouth College, comes to the Jumbos from MIT where she was a volunteer assistant, as well as being the Head Coach of Boston College Club program, and will help McDavitt-Mattera with all aspects of program development.
Herm graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 where she was a captain of the team her senior year and was selected to Second Team All-Ivy. Herm was one of the top 5 leaders in points on the team for her senior fall in 2012 - contributing to the most successful season the program had in over 12 years, and leading the team to finish second in the Ivy League with the team's only loss coming to the eventual NCAA National Champion - Princeton. Following graduation Herm continued playing, spending a year in the Netherlands playing for Gooische Dames 1, a team in one of the top three Dutch competition levels.
"We are very excited to welcome Maya to the staff of the field hockey program," McDavitt-Mattera said. "Her knowledge of the game and her playing experience is going to bring another dimension to the coaching staff and our program. Her coaching experience with many different programs is a great fit for our program and we are thrilled to have her on board."
Annie Lahey enters her fourth full season as the Assumption College field hockey head coach in 2014. Lahey was promoted to a full-time position in the spring of 2013. Lahey posts a 16-35 overall record as head coach of the field hockey team.
During her tenure as head coach, Lahey has enjoyed both individual success, being named Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year after the 2012 season, as well as the success of her players on the field. She has guided two players to All-Rookie Team selections (Paige Anderson 2011, Kiley Colucci) and seven players to Northeast-10 All-Conference recognition.
Lahey has also guided her players to success not only on the field but to accolades off the field. These honors include the 2014 Francis J. Grimaldi Award (Sadie Oliver), the 2013 Albert S. Banx Memorial Award (Kathy Moffett), and Scholar of Distinction recognition (Abigal Heroth (2013, 2014). Lahey also helped Moffett to lead the nation in defensive saves in 2012. Lahey has also guided her players to success not only on the field but to accolades off the field. These honors include the 2014 Francis J. Grimaldi Award (Sadie Oliver), the 2013 Albert S. Banx Memorial Award (Kathy Moffett), and Scholar of Distinction recognition (Abigal Heroth (2013, 2014). Lahey also helped Moffett to lead the nation in defensive saves in 2012.