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Colleen Fink
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Saint Joseph's
Graduating Year: 2000
Experience: 5 Years
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Email: cfink@upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-6308

Colleen Fink was named head coach of the University of Pennsylvania's field hockey program in April of 2010, completing her sixth season at the helm in 2015. Her tenure has sparked a resurgence in the Quakers program, placing them among the Ivy League's top programs.

Penn has won 13 games overall in two of the last three seasons, a feat previously accomplished just twice in the first 40 years of the program's history as a varsity program (1973-2012). In both 2013 and 2015, the Quakers entered their final regular-season game at Ellen Vagelos Field playing for a share of the Ivy League title and the league's NCAA Championship automatic bid.

Penn did not have a first-team All-Ivy player from 2008-12; in the last three seasons, the Quakers have had four. After placing just one woman on the All-Ivy teams in Fink's first season (2010) and two in her second season (2011), Penn has had four women receive All-Ivy recognition each of the last four seasons. In addition, Penn had the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in both 2013 (Jasmine Cole) and 2014 (Alexa Hoover), and in both cases they were named first-team All-Ivy as freshmen, the first times that happened in program history.

Hoover earned NFHCA All-America as a sophomore in 2015, becoming the progran's first All-America since 2003 and just its third since 1989. At the NFHCA All-Region level, Penn had no players recognized from 2008-12 but has had seven in the last three seasons including three first-team selections. Most recently, Hoover and Elizabeth Hitti were first-team All-Region selections in 2015 while Elise Tilton was second-team, the first time Penn had three all-region players in the same season since 2004.

Hitti participated in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game during the NCAA's championship weekend in 2015, while Emily Corcoran played in the game in 2014. Prior to Corcoran, Penn had not been represented at the event since 2004.

Coach Fink has installed a fast-paced, high-pressure approach all over the field; the result has been an exciting brand of hockey that has created an offensive juggernaut. The Quakers tied the program record of 42 goals in 2012 -- a record originally set by the 1988 team, an NCAA Championship semifinalist -- and then shattered the mark in 2013 with 57 goals, finishing sixth nationally in goals per game. In 2015, Penn scored 54 goals and ended the season eighth nationally in goals per game.

Individually, Hitti finished the 2015 season as the national leader in assists per game, while Hoover was second nationally in both goals and points per game. Cole finished the 2013 season second nationally in goals per game and fifth in points per game, while Corcoran was 14th nationally in points per game.

Fink came to Penn from Haverford College, where she spent the four seasons as the head coach. During her tenure, the Fords improved each year, culminating in last year's run when they made their first-ever playoff appearance and gained their first playoff win in the Centennial Conference. (Haverford finished 10th in the Centennial the year before Fink's arrival; this past season, the Fords finished fourth)

When Haverford went 9-9 in 2008, it marked the program's first season with an overall record of .500 or better since 1991; the Fords then went 6-4 in the Centennial last year en route to their playoff bid. Fink also recruited and coached the only player in program history to earn first-team all-region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) -- sophomore Roxanne Jaffe, who earned the honor this past season.

Prior to her stint at Haverford, Fink spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Saint Joseph's University, where she helped head coach Michelle Finegan lead the program to back-to-back seasons of double-digit wins for the first time in 10 years (11-8 in 2004, 10-10 in 2005). In Fink's second season at Hawk Hill, SJU defeated a nationally ranked opponent for the first time since 1998 when the Hawks beat No. 19 Delaware, 2-1.

Since 2005, Fink has been involved in the Viper Field Hockey club program based in Downingtown. As a club manager and coach, she led Viper's under-19 team to a gold medal at the National Festival, and she qualified under-19 and under-16 teams to the National Indoor Tournament. Fink also owns CQ Sports, which encourages and promotes the continuation of field hockey at the college level with the Field Hockey College Quest. Last year's event had 300 participants, 50 staff members, and 75 college coaches in attendance.

Fink also coached field hockey for three years at Archbishop Carroll High School, leading that program to a pair of undefeated seasons and Philadelphia Catholic League title in 2001 and 2003; Carroll also reached the league's title game in each of her three seasons.

Fink played her college field hockey at Saint Joseph's, and was captain of the Hawks' 1999 squad. She graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is currently studying for her master's degree in education from SJU, and lives in Wynnewood, Pa. with her husband Mark and two sons, Beau and Toby.

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