Seacoast United Field Hockey Directors Announced

October 21, 2009

Seacoast United is pleased to announce that the combination of Kristin Iarrusso, Marian Connelly and Carolyn Connelly will be heading up the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club.  Over the course of the past week, discussions have taken place on how the club should move forward and we are excited to announce that between them, they have accepted the position of Field Hockey Directors at Seacoast United.

Seacoast United is pleased to announce that a combination of Kristin Iarrusso, Marian Connelly and Carolyn Connelly will be heading up the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club.  Over the course of the past week we have discussed how we feel the club should move forward and I am very excited to announce that between them, they have accepted the position of Field Hockey Directors at Seacoast United.

Marian has not only served as a Seacoast coach, but was one of the founding members of Seacoast United Field Hockey Club.  She is also currently on the Board of Directors and has been an advisor for many years.  She has an extensive knowledge of the youth tournament scene and after serving as the Futures site coordinator for a number of years, will bring valuable insight into how we should progress.

Kristin was our first ever student-athlete head coach at Seacoast.  While enjoying a very successful college career at UNH, she had the commitment and passion to involve herself in youth field hockey.  For two years she was the full-time assistant coach at UNH and has just finished as the Coaching Coordinator and Level 1 coach for the New England Futures Program.  Kristin will take the lead role with coaching direction and work with Robin Balducci in curriculum development, with emphasis on making sure we are offering our players the best possible chance of playing at the next level.

Carolyn, after playing and learning her trade with Seacoast United, had enjoyed a flourishing college career at Holy Cross.  In recent years, Carolyn has coached with Seacoast United and helped establish the summer camp curriculum.  She has also been a head coach with the Futures Program.  Carolyn will also be helping with coaching, marketing, and club development.

Between them, we could not have asked for more experience, passion, and dedication for field hockey.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, we feel that this transition and commitment will enhance our program and we support them in the quest to make Seacoast United a national competitor.  Their tenure in charge will begin this weekend at the tryouts for all of our age groups.

Ian Burgess
Director of Operations
Seacoast United