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Tracey Fuchs

 
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The 2017 season marks the ninth for Tracey Fuchs at the helm of the Northwestern field hockey program.

She has compiled an impressive 108-58 record during her first eight seasons in Evanston.

Fuchs has turned around the program and made it a national power once again. Under Fuchs' direction, the Wildcats have posted winning seasons in eight consecutive seasons after finishing at or below .500 in the 13 years prior to her arrival. The team has earned a top-10 national ranking each of the last five years.

Fuchs is a truly legendary figure in the sport of field hockey having won NCAA championships both as a player and coach and serving as a leader on the United States National Team for nearly two decades. Fuchs was on staff as an assistant coach for a Team USA squad that captured its first-ever Pan American Games gold medal and earned an automatic bid to the 2012 Olympics in London. During the summer of 2013, she was an assistant coach for Team USA at the Junior World Cup in Germany.

In April 2014, Fuchs received the ultimate honor in the sport as she was elected to the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame.

At Northwestern, Fuchs has quickly turned the Wildcats into a consistent winner and regular contender for a Big Ten championship.

The 2016 campaign saw the Wildcats earn a top-three finish in the Big Ten for the fourth time in five seasons. The season was highlighted by two top-10 wins over a three-day span when NU defeated No. 4 Penn State, 5-3, following by a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Maryland as part of the team's eight-match winning streak.

Isabel Flens capped her standout career by being named a second-team All-American, marking the seventh straight season that at least one Northwestern player earned All-America distinction.

Flens (150 points) and Dominique Masters (152 points) both finished their NU careers ranked in the top four in school history in scoring.

The 2014 season saw the 'Cats earn a Big Ten title for the second straight year as they posted wins over three teams ranked in the top 15 to win their first conference tournament title in school history. After defeating No. 15 Iowa, NU took down the host and 12th-ranked Michigan before topping No. 2 Maryland 3-1 in the title game. The victory was the second of the season for Northwestern over the second-ranked Terrapins.

The tournament title earned the Wildcats an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, the program's first tournament berth in 20 years.