Cappabianca joins New Hampshire field hockey staff

DURHAM, N.H. -- Felicia Cappabianca has been named an assistant coach for the University of New Hampshire field hockey team and will begin her duties immediately, UNH head coach Robin Balducci announced Tuesday.

"We're obviously excited to have Felicia join our staff," said Balducci, the 13th-year head coach of New Hampshire field hockey. "Her competitiveness and work ethic make her a perfect fit for the philosophy of the UNH field hockey program, and the fact that she is familiar with the America East conference makes her an even bigger asset to the team."

Cappabianca, a 2002 graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology, was a four-year letterwinner on BU's field hockey team and was selected to the NFHCA Northeast Region All-America Team in 2001. As a tri-captain, she was the Terriers' second-leading scorer that season with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. Cappabianca played in a school-record 85 games and compiled career totals of 22 goals and seven assists for 51 points. Her other honors included two selections to the America East All-Conference Team.

Prior to coming to New Hampshire, Cappabianca was an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Montclair State University during the 2002-03 academic year. She also worked as a personal trainer at both the Institute of Athletic Performance and Axiom Health and Fitness Center during that time. Cappabianca's other coaching experience includes head coach of the West Essex (New Jersey) Regional H.S. freshman field hockey team in 2002 and various field hockey camps.

Cappabianca joins a UNH team that won a share of the 2002 America East regular-season title and finished the year with a 12-8 overall record. The Wildcats begin the 2003 season Aug. 30 vs. Maryland at the University of Massachusetts. Game time is 1 p.m.

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