Dec. 16 WBB vs. Hiram (L, 69-64); Dec. 17 MBB vs. St. John Fisher (L, 79-70); Dec. 31 MBB vs. Ohio Northern (1:00 p.m.)

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

Head coach Kylie Hrehor just completed her first 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.

 

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Assistant Coach Ashlee Needy
Office Phone: (304) 829-7168
E-Mail: aneedy@bethanywv.edu

Ashlee Needy fisnished her first season as a member of the Bethany women’s field hockey coaching staff and will handle duties including day-to-day game operations, recruiting visits and film management.

Needy made a big impact in her first season, as the Bison showed improvement on both sides of the field. She also helped them grab two more wins than a season ago.

Needy graduated from Bethany College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management in May of 2014. During her tenure at Bethany, she was a two-year starter for the Bison field hockey program. She was also a member of the first Bison field hockey team since 1989 and served as a team captain in her senior campaign of 2013.

In her two seasons with the squad, Needy started and played in all 28 games at defender. In 2013, she helped the Bison improve dramatically on the defensive end of the field. In her time as captain, Bethany allowed 60 less goals in 2013 as compared to the 2012 season. A two-sport athlete on Bethany’s campus, Needy was also a four-year letterwinner with the Bison softball team.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Needy will be enrolled in Bethany’s Master of Arts in Teaching program in 2014.