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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: July 23, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Brittany Chadbourne, a 2009 graduate of the University of Connecticut, will be the new assistant coach for the Colby College field hockey team for the upcoming season.
Chadbourne, a scholarship athlete for UConn, will work under Colby field hockey head coach Amy Bernatchez.
Chadbourne, a defender for UConn, played on teams with a 77-17 overall record, three Big East titles, and four straight appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Huskies finished 17-4 this past season and ended the year ranked fifth in the final National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll.
Chadbourne was a counselor during the summer for the UConn Field Hockey Camp in her time at the school. She also was a National Field Hockey Festival official for the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) for three years during the month of November. Chadbourne also has experience as a USFHA assistant to the operations director at an Elite Olympic Developmental Camp at Wake Forest and spent two weeks in the summer of 2007 as a USFHA Regional Rumble coach for players ages 12 to 16 at a national tournament.
Chadbourne, a sociology major at UConn, was a first team all-state field hockey player for Gardiner Area High School during her junior and senior seasons. She was a three-time all-conference selection at Gardiner and was named to the Portland Press Herald All-Star Team as a senior. A Wendy's High School Heisman nominee, Chadbourne also was a five-year member of the U.S. Field Hockey Futures Program. She also lettered in track and field while at Gardiner.