Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey program has added Brittney Cardente to its staff as assistant coach, Transylvania field hockey head coach Sarah Humphries announced Tuesday.
"I am thrilled to welcome Brittney to the Pioneer field hockey family," stated Humphries. "Upon meeting Brit, she was upbeat, energetic, and I could easily sense her passion for field hockey. Her collegiate experience both on and off the field had a lasting impact on her which models what we do for our players here at Transy."
Cardente comes to Transylvania following a stellar collegiate career at NCAA Division III Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. In her final season with the Owls, Cardente led Keene State to a 21-4 record, a perfect 11-0 run through the Little East Conference, and an NCAA Tournament berth.
As a senior at Keene State in the fall of 2016, Cardente earned LEC Most Outstanding Player honors and a selection onto the Eastern College Athletic Conference First Team after scoring 27 points that season. Cardente added prestigious academic honors to conclude her collegiate career as she was named to the Keene State College Senior Athlete All-Academic Team and earned the 2016 New Hampshire's Outstanding Future Professional Award.
After her time at Keene State, Cardente has continued to chisel her coaching experience by leading Trilogy Field Hockey camps in New Hampshire, coaching and mentoring high school, middle school, and elementary school players. Cardente has also worked as a strength and conditioning coach with North East Sports Training in Warwick, Rhode Island and Performance Physical Therapy as an Exercise Specialist.
Cardente also brings a diverse portfolio of leadership experience to her new post at Transylvania. A Physical Education major at Keene State, Cardente served as a physical education student teacher at multiple high schools and middle schools in New Hampshire while attending Keene State and obtained her teaching certification.
She joins a Transylvania field hockey team coming off its best finish in the Southern Athletic Association regular season in Humphries' five-year tenure.
"Brit comes from a great program at Keene State and I am excited to see her make an immediate impact on our program as we continue our climb in the SAA," added Humphries.
The Pioneers begin their season on Friday, September 1 as they face Eastern Mennonite in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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