Andy Whitcomb


Head Coach, Mount Holyoke College

Andy Whitcomb was named the head coach of the Mount Holyoke field hockey team in 1998. One of the top coaches in the northeast, she has posted an impressive 246-164-1 (.599) record since taking over the reigns of the program. Her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament in each of the past 20 seasons.

In her career, Whitcomb has posted a record of 269-191-1, which includes a two-year stint at Montclair State prior to her arrival at MHC. She captured her 200th career victory in a 5-2 win over Gwynedd-Mercy University in the NCAA Tournament First Round and recorded her 250th victory in a 3-1 win at Castleton State on September 9, 2017.

Whitcomb guided the Lyons to their 20th consecutive conference playoff berth during the 2018 campaign as the squad posted a 9-10 overall record. MHC, which was the sixth-seed in the tournament, shoulded a tough quarterfinals loss to area-rival and eventual tournament champion, Smith. Among the many honors bestowed upon the Lyons during the season included NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honors for senior Colby Newsham. Classmate Mirjam Keochakian was named to the conference's Second Team. Both players went on to earn NFHCA All-New England East Region honors with Newsham on First Team and Keochakian on Second Team.

The 2017 campaign saw Whitcomb lead the Lyons to a 12-6 overall mark. MHC was in a two-way tie for third in the NEWMAC standings with a 5-3 record, advancing to the conference's playoffs for the 19th consecutive season. The Lyons, who were the fourth-seed, shouldered a tough loss to fifth-seeded Springfield in the quarterfinals to conclude the year. Among the numerous honors during the season was NEWMAC All-Conference First Team for senior captain Sophie Perekslis and junior midfielder Mirjam Keochakian. Also recognized to the conference's Second Team was senior captain Kaitlin Braz. All three went on to earn NFHCA All-New England East Region honors, with Perekslis earning First Team, along with Keochakian and Braz on Second Team. Academically, the Lyons saw 12 student-athletes named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team, which led all schools, as well as NFHCA National Academic Team honors for the 20th straight season.