Middlebury Field Hockey Coaching Staff

Katharine DeLorenzo, Head Coach

DeLorenzo enters her 20th season in 2020-21 as the head coach of the Panther field hockey program. She came to Middlebury after serving as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach at Skidmore for the previous six seasons.

DeLorenzo has led the Panthers to tremendous successes during her 19 years, including an impressive 308-62 record. In that time, the Panthers advanced to the NCAA Championship game on eight occasions with 17-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament (2003-19). During the 2015 season, she guided the Panthers to the program's second NCAA Championship (1998) with a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin in Lexington, Virginia. In 2017, DeLorenzo and the Panthers claimed the program's third overall NCAA Championship with a 4-0 win against Messiah in Louisville, Kentucky. A year later, Middlebury earned its third NCAA title in the last four seasons with a 2-0 victory against Tufts in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The Panthers earned their third-straight NCAA Championship in 2019, topping Franklin & Marshall 1-0 in the final game once again held in Manheim.

She earned New England Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2004 while being deemed the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in both 2003, 2015, and 2019. DeLorenzo and her coaching staff were named 2017, 2018, and 2019 NFHCA Coaching Staffs of the Year. The team also captured 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 NESCAC titles, with DeLorenzo earning NESCAC Coach of the Year honors four times.

DeLorenzo graduated from Goucher College in 1990, where she was an All-American field hockey and lacrosse player as well as a swimmer. She was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in the spring of 2013.

Following graduation, she attended Indiana State University where she earned her master's degree in athletic administration in 1992. While at Indiana State, she began her coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant field hockey coach for DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. In 1991, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament. After receiving her master's degree, DeLorenzo took a position at Oberlin College in Ohio as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach in the fall of 1992, becoming an assistant athletic director during her third and final year.

DeLorenzo began working at Skidmore College in the fall of 1995 as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach. She led the field hockey team to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998 and 1999 and was named the UCAA (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association) Coach of the Year in both of those seasons. She earned a six-year record of 69-37 at Skidmore, including a school record of 18 wins in 1999 when she was named the NFCAA Regional Coach of the Year. That season, her team also captured the UCAA Championship.

She is an active member of several field hockey national committees, including stints with several rules committees, such as currently serving on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Rules Committee. DeLorenzo directs clinics on Middlebury's campus throughout the year. She is also the director of two Nike field hockey camps as well as being involved with the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) Futures Program

Christopher Mills, Assitant Coach

Chris Mills joined the field hockey coaching staff in the fall of 2020 after spending the previous two years as the graduate assistant coach at Bentley University.

Prior to his time with the Falcons, Mills served as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s University (Pa.) for one year. In 2017, he became the Coaching Director of the HTC Field Hockey Club, one of the largest field hockey clubs in the United States, based in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and California.
 
A registered England Hockey National League Player, Mills was a captain of the University of South Wales Men’s Hockey team. In 2014 and 2015 he was a part of the Wales National Champion and Europeans Club Champion teams.
 
He is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Wales (United Kingdom) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science. Mills obtained his master’s of business administration in 2020 from Bentley.
 

Andrea Way, Assistant Coach