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Coach Wendy Andreatta

Entering her tenth year as the University of Rochester’s head coach. Wendy has earned Liberty League Coach of the Year twice (2012 and 2014) and North Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2012. She earned her 100th win at U of R in 2014 in her eighth season. Wendy was an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, Hofstra University and Columbia University before moving to Rochester in 2007. Wendy coached in the Futures program for 12 years before assuming the Regional Development Manager position with USA Field Hockey, where she manages the Futures Program for the state of New York. Wendy was a member of the Ontario Provincial Team and Junior National Squad for three years before attending the University of Connecticut. At UConn, Wendy was a four-time All-Big East Conference All-Star and Big East Rookie of the Year. Wendy still holds scoring records at UConn and is still the Big East Tournament Leading Scorer with 11 points in 2 games - a record that has stood for 19 years. Wendy was named an All-American (second team) as a senior, as well as a Co Sida Academic All-American. Wendy also played in the Division I Senior All-Star Game. Wendy holds a BA in Englisn (UConn) and and an MA in English (Hofstra) and a second MA in Journalism (Syracuse). 

2017/2018 Co-Coach U19 Select Outdoor and U19 Select Indoor A Team

“Entering her 5th season Bothner led the Cardinals to a 15-4 overall mark including a sixth consecutive Empire 8 Conference Appearance in 2017.


In 2016, Bothner led the team to its most successful campaign in program history. She coached the team to a school record 19 wins, backed by an 18-game win streak. In post season action, Bothner helped earn the program's first ever Empire 8 Championship title as well as its first ever bid to the NCAA Championship. She found more success in the NCAAs as the team beat Rhodes College in the first round, before bowing out to Babson College in the Sweet 16. At the conclusion of the season, Bothner received the North Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors and ECAC North Atlantic Coach of the Year honors. Her and her assistants were named the Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year as well.

The East Rochester native Bothner is Level II certified through the USA Field Hockey Coaching Accreditation Program and she coaches for the Under 19 Finger Lakes Field Hockey Club team.

Bothner holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Sport Studies from Miami University (Ohio), a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport, and a Master's Degree in Education (MSEd) from SUNY Brockport,.

As a player, she was a two-time Mid-American Conference selection at Division I Miami University and is among the top 10 all-time in career goals and points.”

2017/2018 U16 Select Outdoor, U19 Select Indoor B Team, U16 Select Indoor B Team

Margaret McConnell is starting her first season as the assistant field hockey coach for the University of Rochester. A graduate of William Smith College, McConnell earned her B.A. in Psychology & Women's Studies and played four years for the Heron field hockey program. During her senior season, McConnell was named NFHCA First Team All-American, ECAC Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Year, ECAC All-Star First Team, Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Year, and All-Liberty League. She also a two-time All-Liberty League selection, three-time Liberty League All-Academic choice and was named to the NFHCA Academic Squad three times. McConnell was also one of 29 female fall sport athletes across all NCAA divisions to earn the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. After graduating from William Smith, she completed her Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology at Ithaca College. McConnell is a Level 1 Certified Coach and has spent time as an assistant coach for USA Field Hockey, coaching U14, U16 and U19 in Rochester, NY and Binghamton, NY. She is excited to join the experienced coaching staff at Finger Lakes Field Hockey.

2017/2018 U16 Select Indoor A Team

Tessa Knapp finished her first season as head coach at Keuka College where she was hired in the summer of 2016 as the second field hockey coach in Keuka College history.  Knapp began her career at SUNY Albany where she played field hockey for two years. She received an America East Championship as a sophomore. After transferring to Nazareth College where she continued on with her field hockey career, Knapp graduated with a B.A. in Inclusive Childhood Education and Psychology. Knapp continued her education at SUNY Cortland where she received her M.S.E.D in Childhood Education with an emphasis in Technology. She served as a Graduate Assistant with the SUNY Cortland field hockey team for one year where she helped guide the team to the SUNYAC Championship Finals. After completing her Master’s Degree, Knapp served as an assistant coach at SUNY Oneonta for two years where she helped guide the Red Dragons to a pair of SUNYAC Tournament Semi-Finals. Knapp is also a level one certified USA field hockey coach. She has participated in coaching futures for USA field hockey for the past three years. Now living in Fairport, NY, Knapp is excited to join the Finger Lakes Field Hockey coaching staff.

2017/2018 U16 Travel Team

Archambeau joins the Brockport Athletics staff after most recently serving as the interim head coach at NCAA Division II Seton Hill University, where she also served for two seasons as the assistant coach.
Prior to her time at Seton Hill, Archambeau spent a season at Ithaca College, and a three-year stint at St. John Fisher College. She joined the Fisher field hockey program in 2011 during the team's inaugural season.  During her three seasons with the Cardinals, the program improved from two wins in their first season to 10 wins and an appearance in the Empire 8 Field Hockey Championship game in 2013. 
Prior to her coaching career, Archambeau was a stand out on the field at Seton Hill, where she was a four-year starter and four-year team captain.  Over her career, she scored 37 goals and added 26 assists for 100 career points.  She had her most successful season in 2009 when she finished sixth in the country in points per game (2.0) and seventh in goals per game (.84). Archambeau closed out her college career by being selected to play in the 2010 NFHCA Division II North/South Senior Game.
Archambeau played varsity field hockey, softball, and basketball at East Rochester High School and was a two-time state champion in field hockey.  She was named to the All-State Tournament Team, was a First Team All-State and All-Monroe County selection, and was tabbed the Player of the Year for Monroe County field hockey.

The East Rochester, NY native recently completed her Master of Business Administration in Sports Management at Seton Hill. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Family Studies from Seton Hill. 

2017/2018 U14 Select Outdoor and U14 Select Indoor

Coach Metz has recently taken a the position of Assistant Coach for St. John Fisher.  Before leaving Brighton High School he took the field hockey team to new heights, capturing Section V titles the past two years and making a run to the State Semi-Finals in 2013 and 2014. Coach Metz focuses his energies on youth development for Finger Lakes and coached our U-14 Finger Lakes Team at the Disney Junior Showcase in 2014, and is the head coach for our U-14 Academy. Coach Metz is a Level I certified coach through USA Field Hockey and also coaches in the Futures program here in Rochester. 

Jessica Galatioto

2017/2018 Goalie Coach

Jessica Galatioto joined the St. John Fisher College field hockey staff as an assistant in 2017 after serving in the same capacity at Bethany College while earning her Master’s degree in Teaching.


Prior to Bethany, Galatioto had a very successful playing career at Castleton University. A three-year starter in goal for the Spartans, Galatioto started in all 59 games over the final three seasons, posting a record of 33-25 while helping Castleton to back-to-back North Atlantic Conference Championships in 2012-13 and 2013-14.


The 2013-14 season was Galatioto’s best season statistically as she ranked third in the NAC in shutouts (five) while tallying a 2.35 goals against average. The numbers were even better against conference opponents, as she notched a record of 9-0, allowing just five goals while boasting a goals-against average of .58. She also led the NAC in save percentage against conference opponents, posting a mark of .919.


Also a solid performer in the classroom, Galatioto was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic Squad in all four of her seasons from 2011-2014. A recipient of Castleton’s Physical Education Department’s Presidential Scholarship, Galatioto graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health Education.


Galatioto is a native of Queensbury, N.Y.

Kiran Sundaram

2017/2018 Goal Keeping Coach

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Finger Lakes Field Hockey Staff are coaching professionals who enjoy teaching field hockey and encouraging the growth of our sport for boys and girls of all ages in Western New York!  


Interested in coaching in the FLFH program? Please contact Wendy at wandreatta@sports.rochester.edu.