Christy Longacre •
Started her collegiate coaching career at Ball State University in 2014 as an Assistant Coach and was appointed as the Head Coach in December 2016. She spent two seasons with the Cardinals before returning to the Big East Conference as the Head Coach for Georgetown University in January 2018.
Longacre played at Old Dominion University from 2009-2013. She was named to the All-America first team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as a senior at Old Dominion in 2013 and was a second-team selection as a junior in 2012. She was a conference Defensive Player of the Year on two occasions, earning the award in the Colonial Athletic Association as a junior and in the Big East as a senior.
A two-time first team all-conference and NFHCA All-Region selection, Longacre scored 20 goals as a four-year letter winner for Old Dominion. She helped the Monarchs to four NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2011. As a senior in 2013, she was also the ODU Alumni Association's Female Athlete of the Year.
The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native earned her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion in December 2013.
Kelsey Smither •
Started her collegiate coaching career at Ball State University in January 2016 as an Assistant Coach. She spent two seasons with the Cardinals before returning to the Big East Conference as the Assistant Coach for Georgetown University in February 2018.
Smither was named a two-time All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association at Old Dominion University, marked six goals, 44 assists and a total of 56 points in her career as a midfielder. She completed her playing career in 2014.
Smither was an NFHCA Division I Scholar Athlete of the Year award winner in 2014 and the ODU Alumni Association's Female Athlete of the Year recipient in 2015. She was named to the U.S. U-21 Junior World Cup Team after competing in the U.S. U-21 National Championship her junior year.
In 2011, Smither was named the WomensFieldHockey.com National Rookie of the Year and CAA Rookie of the Year. She was a three-time All-Conference selection, including twice in the Big East and once in the CAA.
The Suffolk, Virginia native earned her bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion in 2014, and completed her master's degree in Sport and Recreation Management in May 2016.