Carly Zinn enters her second year at the helm of the Spartan program. She was selected as the seventh head field hockey coach in the history of the York College program in June of 2013.
Zinn has been charged with rebuilding a Spartan program that has been consistenly finishing in the middle of the pack in the competitive Capital Athletic Conference.
Zinn comes to the Spartan program after serving the previous three years as the lead assistant coach at Dickinson College including a four-month stint as the acting head coach while the Red Devils were in the midst of a search.
Zinn was a three-year member of the Lock Haven University field hockey team, missing her sophomore year due to a medical redshirt. She helped lead the Eagles to a stellar mark of 54-14 (79.4%) during her career.
Zinn has a definite idea of what type of player she wants to recruit to York.
“Accountability is high on my list of what makes a successful team and program,” states Zinn. “Players need to hold themselves accountable and they should be able to hold their teammates accountable for what they do both on and off the field. Having those types of people will lead us to success. I want athletes who are willing to work hard and put in the time to be successful. I also want student-athletes who are mentally tough and willing to compete at a high level.”
Zinn also feels that York is an attractive option for Division III student-athletes.
“We will recruit student-athletes who will make a difference in our program. We want to create a family atmosphere where there is support from the coaching staff and the squad. We have great facilities that are some of the best in Division III. I feel we can attract a talented group of kids that will enable us to build a successful program.”
In Zinn's first season, the Spartans finished with a deceiving mark of 4-12. The outmanned Spartans dropped four one-goal decisions during the year as they easily could have been a .500 club. A trio of Spartans earned All-Capital Athletic Conference honors under the guideance of Zinn. Seniors Kailey Brewer and Jillian Brezgel joined junior Katie Petrillo in earning all-league accolades.
After a busy off-season of recruiting, Zinn welcomes in a strong core of newcomers as the Green and White embarks on the 2014 campaign.
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Lindsay Bowman enters her first season on the Spartan field hockey coaching staff in 2014.
Coming off a four-year playing career at the University of Massachusetts, Bowman will to look to utilize her knowledge and experience as she assists the York College staff.
While at UMass, Bowman competed in 86 games, drawing 50 starts at the forward position. She finished her career with 37 points on 16 goals and five assists. She set a single-season career-high with 14 points on five goals and four assists as a senior in 2013.
Bowman was named to the Atlantic-10 All-Rookie Team in 2010 as she played in 23 games with 10 starts and compiled nine points on four goals and one assist, in addition to tallying two game-winning goals.
While at UMass, Bowman played a key role in helping her team capture three Atlantic-10 Championships and make three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Bowman is a native of Palmyra, Pa. where she was a four-year member of the storied Palmyra High School varsity team and was named an All-State selection in both her junior and senior campaigns.
|Title:||Assistant Field Hockey Coach|
Michele Lobach enters her first season as a member of the Spartan field hockey coaching staff in 2014.
Lobach comes to York after compiling a stellar playing career at Lebanon Valley College from 2007-2010.
At LVC, Lobach was named an NFHCA First-Team All-American as a junior and a Second-Team All-American as a senior. She earned NFHCA First-Team All-Region honors as a junior and senior, in addition to earning Second-Team All-Region accolades as a sophomore. Lobach also earned All-Commonwealth Conference honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior, in addition to being named the Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year.
Named a team captain her senior year, Lobach finished out her collegiate career as Lebanon Valley's all-time career assists leader as she compiled 151 points on 53 goals and 45 assists. She also played a major role in leading LVC to four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Lobach graduated from Lebanon Valley in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
A native of York County, Lobach grew up in Hanover, Pa. and played high school field hockey at South Western High School.
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