Head Coach Tina McDavitt Mattera

Field Hockey Office
Tufts University
Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: (617) 627-3639
Fax: (617) 627-3614
E-mail: christine.mcdavitt@tufts.edu

Record at Tufts: 139-39 (10 seasons through 2013)

Assistant Coaches: Katie Flaschner, Jess Pashos, Sharon Lawrence, Troy Zirbel (volunteer)

Coach Flaschner's Email: kathryn.flaschner@gmail.com

 

One year after directing the Tufts Field Hockey team to the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship, Head Coach Tina McDavitt Mattera guided the Jumbos to their sixth NCAA appearance in the last seven seasons in 2013. Now entering the 2014 season, she is in her 11th year leading the program.

The 2012 national championship was the first NCAA title won by a women's team at Tufts. Mattera was selected National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Coach of the Year.

Under the leadership of Coach Mattera, Tufts Field Hockey has been one of the elite programs in the country. In addition to the six NCAA appearances and 2012 title, the success includes runs to the NCAA championship game in 2008 and to the NCAA semi-finals in 2009, as well as a New England Small College Athletic Conference championship in 2009.  The Jumbos have reached the national semi-finals three times in the past six seasons.

In 2008, Tufts had the best winning percentage in the NCAA's Division III with their 19-2 record (.905). Matching that mark in 2012 and adding a 15-3 finish last fall, Mattera's coaching record has improved to 139-39 for an outstanding 78.1 winning percentage. The program has a 110-22 (.833) record over the last seven seasons and has finished the season 4th, 4th, 6th, 1st and 6th in the national polls for the last five years.

Four players recruited to Tufts by Coach Mattera have earned NFHCA First Team All-America honors in recent seasons. Emily Cannon, a 2014 graduate, became the third two-time (2012-13) First Team All-American recruited by Mattera, joining Tamara Brown (2009-10) and Margi Scholtes (2008-09). Taylor Dyer was honored in 2010.

Mattera was the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and in 2009. Brown was named NESCAC Player of the Year for both 2009 and 2010. She finished her career as Tufts' all-time leading scorer with 78 goals and 26 assists. Dyer was selected as NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and Scholtes won the award in 2009. Tufts has a 50-7 (.877) record in the conference since the 2008 season.

A 2000 Boston University graduate, Mattera was hired as the sixth coach of Tufts Field Hockey in June 2004. At BU, she was a four-year standout and captain of the 1999 team. She led the Terriers to an undefeated America East Conference championship that season. An assistant at Holy Cross prior to Tufts, Mattera won two Massachusetts state championships while playing for the Walpole High School team in 1994 and 1995. She was the Regional Coaching Director for USA Field Hockey's Futures Program from 2003-06. As a member of US Field Hockey's national indoor team, she won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games in December 2005.

Coach Mattera was married over the summer to Chuck Mattera. The couple resides in South Boston.


Assistant Coach Katie Flaschner

A stand-out player and student at the University of Rochester, Katie Flaschner has been hired as an assistant coach for the Tufts Field Hockey team.

Last year as a senior at Rochester, Flaschner was honored with the Merle Spurrier award, recognizing the most outstanding contribution to women's sports during her four years at the University.

Originally from East Amherst, N.Y., Flaschner attended the Nichols School prior to Rochester. At UR, she was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American and a two-year captain. She was unanimously voted to the All-Liberty League First Team in 2012 and 2013 and was also a two-time First Team All-Region player. As a midfielder she was a key member of the program's NCAA Quarterfinal team in 2012.

Flaschner was a four-year member of the NFHCA All-Academic team and was the Gladiator Scholar of Distinction by the NFHCA for Div. III in 2012. She graduated from Rochester with a degree in Political Science and minors in Film & Media Studies and Psychology.

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