12/2: WBB at St. Vincent (5:30 PM), MBB at St. Vincent (7:30 PM); 12/4: TRACK at YSU Icebreaker (3 PM); 12/5: SWIM vs Hiram (1 PM), WBB vs Thiel (2 PM), MBB vs Thiel (4 PM)

Coach_Hrehor.jpgHead Coach Kylie Hrehor
Office Phone: (304) 829-7032
E-Mail: khrehor@bethanywv.edu

Head coach Kylie Hrehor is entering her second season at the helm for the Bethany College field hockey program.

With one season under the belt, Hrehor has already shown that she is a coach on the rise. Helping the Bison improve by two wins from a season ago, Hrehor is implementing change in the Bison program.

The Bison also showed improvement in goals (18), assists (9) and points (45) from a season ago. Perhaps the most impressive statistic for the squad was the amount of shots they took. Finishing with 205 shots, they almost doubled last year's total of 135.

The defense was also much improved, allowing only 37 goals as opposed to last season, where they gave up 62 goals.

Hrehor becomes the second coach for the Bison field hockey program since the team returned to campus in 2012.

Hrehor comes to the Bethany Field Hockey program after serving a year and a half at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. During her one season with the field hockey team, Hrehor helped lead a roster of 13 underclassmen and one senior to three victories, including a 7-0 victory against Bay Path. The seven goals marked the second-highest scoring output by an Express team in the history of the program.

In addition to guiding the field hockey program, Hrehor, who helped lead Cortland State’s field hockey program to a 53-8 record and three trips to the NCAA Tournament during her undergraduate career, was also the coach of Wells’ women’s lacrosse team. However, this opportunity at Bethany will allow her to focus on her main sport of field hockey.

Hrehor began her college career at Cornell University before transferring to Cortland, where she graduated from in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She began her coaching career at Trine (Ind.) University as an assistant in 2010 before moving up to head coach in 2011. After the school dropped field hockey, Hrehor went to Ithaca (N.Y.) College as an assistant coach before accepting the head coaching positions at Wells.

Hrehor takes over a Bethany field hockey program which posted two victories in 2013, but vastly improved in almost every major statistical category. The team slashed its goals allowed by more than three per game on the defensive side last season, and also doubled their goal output in 2013 as compared to 2012.

Coach_Galatioto.jpgAssistant Coach Jessica Galatioto
Office Phone: (304) 829-7168
E-Mail: jgalatioto@bethanywv.edu

Assistant coach Jessica Galatioto joins the Bethany field hockey coaching staff for her first season in 2015. She will serve as the head assistant under Kylie Hrehor.

Galatioto comes to Bethany after a very successful playing career at Castelton University. Over the span of her career, 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 statistically the best for Galatioto as she ranked third in the NAC in shutouts (5) 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 gaudy 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 between 2011-2014. A recipient of Castleton’s Physical Education Department’s Presidential Scholarship, Galatioto graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical and Health Education.

A native of Queensbury, New York, Galatioto will be enrolled in Bethany’s Master of Teaching program.