Wendy Andreatta

Over her 12 years guiding the University of Rochester field hockey team, Wendy Andreatta has taken the program to new heights.

Under her tutelage, the Yellowjackets are 176-73 and have had 10+ wins in ever season. She has coached ten players to All-America honors, including 1st Team selections in Michelle Relin ('16), Tara Lamberti ('16), Sayaka Abe ('17) and Nancy Bansbach ('18). She also has aided in the development of 33 players to a total of 59 All-Liberty League awards.

In 2018, Andreatta and Rochester embarked on a record setting campaign, one which saw UR reach the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth straight year and record a school record 19 wins, ending the season 19-3. The 'Jackets reached the national quarterfinals (Elite 8) for the third time in four seasons and held 20 of 22 opponents to one goal or less, ranking near the top of Division III in a number of statistical categories including shutouts, goals against average, save percentage, penalty corners and defensive saves.

That follows a 2017 campaign which was a banner year for the Yellowjackets. UR captured its first ever Liberty League title, completing a perfect run through conference play. In the regular season UR was 7-0 in the Liberty League and then defeated William Smith and then Skidmore to claim the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA tournament, UR's third straight postseason appearance. Andreatta and her staff were selected as Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year, and also were recognized by the NFHCA as North Atlantic Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

In both 2015 and 2016, UR reached the NCAA Division III Tournament both seasons and accumulated 18 victories in each year, matching the school record set initially in 2012. The 2015 squad reached the NCAA national quarterfinals while the 2016 Yellowjackets reached the second round.

Achieving success in the classroom as well, Rochester field hockey has been named to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad in each year of the award’s existence. One of the top honors for a Rochester senior student-athlete to achieve, the Lysle “Spike” Garnish Award, has been presented to nine different field hockey team members during Andreatta’s tenure.

Andreatta also was awarded the Meliora Award from the University, an award which goes to a staff member for outstanding service and contribution to the college and who embodies the school's motto of "Meliora" (Ever Better).