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Prince Joins Louisville Field Hockey Coaching Staff

by USA Field Hockey

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville head field hockey coach Justine Sowry has announced that Hannah Prince will join her staff as Associate Head Coach.
"I am ecstatic to announce Hannah Prince to the coaching staff," said Sowry. "I have known Hannah for a long time. Her energy, her positivity and her enthusiasm are contagious and her love for the game will be felt and known immediately. Hannah's personality is relatable. She is passionate about developing her student-athletes both as players and as people, and she will serve as a tremendous role model for our team. As a player, Hannah was a high-performance athlete and has represented her country. As a coach, she has coached at some of the nation's best programs. She brings unbelievable passion and experience and is committed to our mission of preparing, competing and winning championships. She is the perfect fit for our staff and our program."
Prince brings an impressive resume as she enters her first season on Sowry's coaching staff. Playing for the U.S. Women's National Indoor Team, she has served as captain since 2015 and played for the U.S. Women's National Team from 2014-15. Prince comes to Louisville after serving as an assistant coach at Princeton, where she helped guide the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the 2019 NCAA Championship.
"I am thrilled to become a part of the University of Louisville field hockey program and to work with Head Coach Justine Sowry," said Prince. "My passion for the sport and love of coaching will assist in the continued growth of this talented Cards' team as we push the limits of our past successes within the ACC and NCAA. Thank you to the U of L athletic department for welcoming me. I look forward to meeting the team and staff."
In the 2019 season, Prince was part of the Spiideo/NFHCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year, an honor earned after Princeton advanced to the finals of the national championship, won the Ivy League title and finished the year with a 16-5 record after stringing together a 13-game win streak. In that campaign, the Tigers boasted three NFHCA All-Americans, a Honda Award nominee, the NFHCA Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year and the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
Prior to her time at Princeton, she spent two seasons as an assistant at Saint Joseph's University (2017-18). While there, Prince helped guide the Hawks to a pair of Atlantic-10 regular season and postseason championships, reaching the NCAA Tournament each year, earning the school's first NCAA bid in 2017.
Prince began her collegiate coaching career at the University of New Hampshire, helping guide the team to a pair of American East Championship games.
While playing for the indoor USWNT Prince was member of the 2018 FIH Indoor World Cup team and a Pan American Gold Medalist in 2017 and has earned 17 caps thus far. Additionally, Prince tallied seven caps with the USWNT, playing against New Zealand, Argentina and Ireland.
In her collegiate career, Prince was a four-year starter at UMass from 2010-13, helping the Minutewomen to three Atlantic 10 titles and three NCAA appearances. The standout defender was an NFHCA All-Region first team, All-Atlantic 10 Conference first team and ECAC All-Star first team selection. In 2013, she served as a team co-captain and led UMass to the NCAA Elite Eight.
The Gorham, Maine native earned her bachelor's degree of science in public health from UMass in 2014. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in organization development and leadership from Saint Joseph's University. Prince is a USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certified Coach and a graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy.

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