Colgate field hockey head coach April Cornell-DeAngelis recently announced the hiring of Kathy Cornell-DeAngelis and rehiring of Emily Conroe as assistant coaches.
Cornell-DeAngelis comes to Hamilton after 21 seasons as the head coach of Hofstra University.
She led the Pride to a winning record in 11 of her last 18 seasons, including a stretch of six straight winning campaigns from 2001 to 2006. Cornell-DeAngelis finished with a 200-210 record at Hofstra.
During her time on Long Island, Cornell-DeAngelis coached four All-Americans, 14 regional All-Americans, 28 all-conference players, 23 all-conference rookie team selections, and 74 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes.
Cornell-DeAngelis’ collegiate coaching career began as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts in 1991. She then made stops at LaSalle and Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) before joining the Pride.
She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management with a degree in sports management in 1992. That came after a stellar playing career at UMass which included three All-American selections.
Conroe rejoined the Colgate field hockey staff after previously serving as an assistant coach during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Since then, Conroe has worked on earning her degree to become a physical therapist assistant.
Her coaching background includes working with CNY Field Hockey Club from 2013-2018 as a coach for U-14, U-16, and U-19 teams in both outdoor and indoor field hockey. She also served as an assistant varsity field hockey coach at Afton Central School, guiding the team to a division II league title and sectional final appearance.
Conroe had a successful playing career at Wake Forest, tallying eight goals and 17 assists as a four-year starter while helping lead the team to 50 victories during her time in Winston-Salem.
As a sophomore in 2014, she led the Demon Deacons to an ACC Championship after starting all 21 games. She also won a national championship with the U-21 Women’s National Team that same year.
In 2015, Conroe earned a spot on the ACC Preseason All-Conference team. She then played in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game in 2016.
A native of Greene, N.Y., Conroe earned a degree in history with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise from Wake Forrest in 2017.