Jennifer Stone will begin her first season as head coach of the Lafayette field hockey team in 2013. In 2012, the Leopards won their second straight Patriot League Championship and advanced to the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Stone replaces Andrew Griffiths, who is now the head coach at Old Dominion University.
In her sixth season as an assistant coach, Jennifer Stone continued to be part of the resurgence of the field hockey program. In her time as a coach at her alma mater, Stone has helped organize community service initiatives. In turn, the impact of her coaching has been felt on and off the field. Stone returned to Lafayette in 2007 to begin her coaching career, after a four-year playing career for the Maroon and White.
The Newtown, Pa. native graduated from Lafayette in 2004 with degrees in Economics & Business and Art. Stone started every game of her career and is third in the Leopard record books in career points (135) and career goals (51). She also is second in career assists, with 33. She was selected team captain her final season and finished her career ranked third in the Patriot League in career assists.
Stone was named to the STX/NFHCA Division I All-America Second Team and received the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year award following her senior campaign. She was also named to the NFHCA Mideast All-Region First Team and was chosen to play in the NFHCA Senior North/South All-Star Game. Stone was recognized by the Lehigh Valley Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, receiving its Field Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award in 2004.
During her time as a Leopard, Stone also played four years of varsity lacrosse where she was a team captain during her senior season, as well as earning All-America honors after being named to the Brine/IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Second Team in 2003. She was named the Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year as well as the LVAIAW Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year.
Stone has continued playing after graduation a member of the USFHA High Performance teams. In 2009 she competed on the New Jersey region squad and has been a member of the Pennsylvania region team the past three years. She attended the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy where she is a graduate of the Atlanta Class of 2008. Stone holds a Level II USFHA Coaching Accreditation and currently serves as the Head Coach of the USFHA Futures Elite Academy site at Lafayette.
Stone earned a Masters of Science degree in Sport & Recreation Management from Temple University in 2011.
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