Board of Directors
Head Field Hockey Coach
2010 WCA Class #22
In her first two seasons at Indiana, head coach Amanda Janney Misselhorn has developed and produced the Hoosiers’ second-ever All-American first team selection (Kate Barber, 2016), the second goalkeeper named to the All-Big Ten first team in program history (Noëlle Rother, 2016), Indiana’s first winning Big Ten record since 2009, and the Big Ten’s best defense in terms of team saves. In total, Misselhorn’s players have earned six All-Big Ten selections, 24 Academic All-Big Ten honors, 24 NFHCA All-Academic accolades, and 10 Big Ten weekly honors.
The 2016 season saw a continued push towards Misselhorn’s goals for Indiana field hockey, which was evident in her eight-player recruiting class. Two of those players—Ciara Girouard and Kelsey Giese—started all 20 games in their freshman seasons, while Andi Jackson worked her way into the lineup by the end of the year. But the group pacing the team was a deeply talented senior quartet of Kate Barber, Morgan Dye, Malia Fujisawa, and Mollie Getzfread. Barber led the way with school records for goals (18) and points (40) on the way to a first team All-American selection, the first in over 10 years for Indiana (Kayla Bashore, 2005). Sophomore Noëlle Rother led the Big Ten between the pipes to receive first team All-Big Ten honors, along with an NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week award.
The 2016 team achieved their second consecutive trip to the Big Ten Field Hockey Championships, a feat they last achieved in a three-year run from 2011 to 2013. Along the way they posted three regular season shutouts, upset No. 6 Northwestern at home before upending No. 12 Michigan on the road, and amassed valiant comeback attempts against No. 7 Wake Forest, No. 6 Penn State, and the eventual NCAA Champion Delaware Blue Hens.
In 2015, Misselhorn’s first season with Indiana, the Hoosiers improved by four wins in the Big Ten conference, setting a new school record with five wins against Big Ten teams. Indiana improved from an eighth-place finish in 2014 to take the third seed in the 2015 Big Ten Tournament. Three Hoosiers—Kate Barber (First Team-unanimous), Sydney Supica (Second Team), and Noëlle Rother (Second Team)—earned All-Big Ten and All-NFHCA All-West Region accolades. In addition Barber received All-American honors from the NFHCA and Synapse Sports, the first All-American Hoosier since Audra Heilman (2013).
Season highlights in 2015 include the Hoosiers’ weekend sweep against Iowa and Northwestern, both ranked in the national top-20; a 3-0 road win at Ohio State, the Hoosiers’ first shutout over the Buckeyes in program history; a home 1-0 win over Penn State, won on a last-second penalty corner goal before halftime; a 1-0 overtime loss at Maryland, where Indiana held the sixth-ranked Terrapins scoreless for 77 minutes; and a 2-0 win against Rutgers on Senior Day to clinch the program record for single-season Big Ten wins.
Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced the hiring of Temple University Head Coach Amanda Misselhorn as the new head coach of the Indiana field hockey program on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.
Joining the Hoosiers after 10 years as the head coach at Temple, Misselhorn had compiled a 114-94 record with 10 straight postseason appearances. In 2014, Misselhorn led the Owls to a No. 11 NCAA RPI ranking and a finish of No. 14 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.
At Temple, Misselhorn took over a team that had not turned in a winning record since 1992 and transformed it into a consistently successful program. In those 10 seasons, Misselhorn coached five Atlantic 10 Players of the Year, 23 All-Conference selections, three All-Americans, three Temple Student-Athletes of the Year and 16 Regional All-Americans.
“We are thrilled to have Amanda Janney [Misselhorn] as the new leader of Indiana field hockey,” Glass said. “On the field, in the classroom, and in the community, Amanda’s track record as the head coach at Temple is extraordinary. Known as an elite recruiter and talent developer, we believe we have hired one of the great field hockey coaches in the country.”
Misselhorn was selected as head coach after a comprehensive national search led by Glass who worked in consultation with the Search Advisory Committee, consisting of key administrators, support staff, along with team captain Nicole Volgraf (2011-15) and defender Malia Fujisawa (2013-present), who served as the student-athlete representatives to the committee. Glass and the committee reviewed dozens of potential candidates, performed extensive research and reference checks on a handful or so, and had four candidates, including Amanda, on campus to interview with Glass and the committee. After a thorough review, Glass made the decision to hire Misselhorn as head coach.
Upon her appointment as head coach, Misselhorn stated her excitement about the opportunity to coach at Indiana and in one of the nation’s elite conferences.
“I want to thank Fred Glass and the administration for this amazing opportunity,” said Misselhorn. “I am already so impressed with the team leaders, the IU field hockey alumni, and the Spirit of Indiana. I am ready to lead IU field hockey and compete in the Big Ten, one of the best conferences in the country.”
Misselhorn played collegiately at Wake Forest University, scoring 21 goals and tallying 17 assists as a center forward while graduating Cum Laude in Sociology. As a member of the USA Indoor National Team, she earned a gold medal at the Women’s National Indoor Championship in 2010. “Growing up in Philadelphia, I loved watching Coach Janney’s Temple teams play,” said student-athlete Search Advisory Committee representative Nicole Volgraf. “On her interview, she lit up the room with her passion and unbelievable drive. She is just the coach that IU field hockey needs to go to the next level.”
Prior to joining the Owls, Misselhorn spent two years as the First Assistant Coach at the University of Pennsylvania, leading the team to a 23-12 overall record and a 2004 Ivy League Championship. She also spent the 2002 season as the Second Assistant Coach at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Additionally, Misselhorn currently serves as a coach of the USFHA Midwest High Performance site. She has also coached the USFHA Pennsylvania and New Jersey High Performance teams, leading the Pennsylvania team to a USFHA Women’s National Championship in June of 2014.