Saucier Takes Over Field Hockey Program

NEW PALTZ, NY — SUNY New Paltz Director of Athletics, Stuart Robinson, has announced that Elizabeth Saucier has been appointed interim head field hockey coach effective January 5th, 2008.
Saucier served as the assistant field hockey coach during the 2007 season and takes over for Jessica Kulesa who has been the coach since 2005.
“With Coach Kulesa’s decision to leave, Liz was a natural choice to step in,” stated Robinson. “Coming from a family of coaches and having a deep interest in helping to develop our field hockey program, we feel fortunate to have a talented young coach ready to take over.”
As the assistant coach, Saucier aided in organizing team practices, monitored academic progress of the team and organized the recruiting strategy for this year’s recruiting class of student-athletes. In addition, she has been working as a building manager for the Athletic and Wellness Center and as the event manager for all home women’s basketball contests.
Saucier was a member of the William Smith field hockey team, where she set the record for most assists in a season, most minutes played in a career and the most games started in career history. She earned several accolades during her career including being named to the 2004 NCAA National Championship All-tournament team. In 2005 and 2006 she garnered Liberty League first team honors and was an NCAA All-Region selection.
Outside of New Paltz and William Smith, Saucier has worked the field hockey camp at the University of Maine for two summers. She has been a member of several club teams since 1999, was selected to AAU Junior Olympics in 2000, and participated in the national field hockey festival for seven years.
Saucier earned a degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from William Smith in 2007.