Carly Zinn
Carly Zinn
Title: Head Field Hockey Coach
Phone: 717-815-6611

Carly Zinn was selected as the seventh head field hockey coach in the history of the York College program in June of 2013. 

Zinn replaced Jamie Swartz who resigned her position in the spring of 2013. Swartz had guided the Spartan program for the last five seasons as she accumulated a record of 52-49.

Zinn is looking forward to taking the reigns of the Spartan program.

“I am excited to take the next step in my coaching career. I feel very prepared to take over the program. I want to make York College a place for a field hockey student-athlete to come and have great experience.”

Zinn comes to the Spartan program after serving the last 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.

Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation Paul Saikia believes Zinn will be a strong leader for the field hockey program.

“We were fortunate to have a very favorable response to our coaching search, with several strong candidates showing interest in the position. Ultimately, we felt Carly was an excellent fit for our program. She brings great enthusiasm for the sport of field hockey and relevant collegiate experience--especially in the realm of recruiting. We were looking for someone with a sincere drive for excellence, and the prospect of longevity with York College. Carly rose to the top of our list."

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.”

Saikia looks for great things from the Spartan field hockey program.

“We've won conference championships in ten different sports at YCP. My ambition is for us to be performing at that level, consistently, with all of our teams. With the proper commitment, we can get there. My goal is to have the right coaches in place and to provide those coaches with the necessary resources. Several of our programs are there, several are on the verge of breaking though, and some, like field hockey, are taking their first steps on a new path. I believe that adding Coach Zinn to our staff is significant, and I'm excited to watch her and her program grow.”

Zinn assumes her duties immediately as the Spartans will open their 2013 campaign on August 30 at home against Randolph-Macon. She is the seventh coach in the history of the 45-year history of the Spartan field hockey program. York has an overall program record of 327-302-33.

(Updated 6/18/2013)

Lindsay Bowman
Lindsay Bowman
Title: Assistant Field Hockey Coach

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.

Michele Lobach
Michele Lobach
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.

Mijamin Friend
Mijamin Friend
Title: Student Assistant Coach