Laura Gingrich | Head Coach | Field Hockey | Alvernia University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

  • Athleticism
  • Hard work ethic
  • Team camaraderie
  • Advanced skills
  • High academic standing

I look for the student-athlete who has the ability to play at a DI/DII level but would not be able to pursue the major they want due to the time involved with their sport at the DI/DII level, i.e. Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy to name a few.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

A few of my former players have achieved conference honors as well as All-Region and All-American honors, due to their hard work ethic and dedication to the program.