Princeton field hockey head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn was
named the 2012 Dita/NFHCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, it was
announced Wednesday by the NFHCA. This is the first national coaching honor at
Princeton for Holmes-Winn.
In 2012, Holmes-Winn guided the Tigers to a perfect 7-0 record in
Ivy League play, conceding only one goal to conference opponents, to capture their
eighth consecutive Ivy title and advance to the NCAA Championship. Behind two
come-from-behind efforts and an overtime match, the Tigers won their first-ever
NCAA National Championship and concluded the year with a program-best 21-1
Under her tutelage, Katie Reinprecht was named the Honda
Sports Award winner, Longstreth/NFHCA and Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year, and
the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Kathleen Sharkey earned Ivy League
Offensive Player of the Year honors and Teresa Benvenuti was named the Ivy
League Rookie of the Year. Five players were named All-America and to the NCAA
All-Tournament Team, and 10 players were named both All-Ivy and All-Region.
In 10 seasons at Princeton, Holmes-Winn is 131-57 (.697)
all-time and boasts a 66-5 (.930) Ivy record. During that span, the program has
won nine Ivy titles, advancing to the NCAA Tournament eight times, including
two Final Four appearances.
The 2012 Dita/NFHCA Division I National Coach of the Year
will be announced by the NFHCA on Monday, Dec. 17.