Carol Knerr
Carol Knerr

Megan Cloutier
Megan Cloutier
Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller

Amherst Field Hockey Coaching Staff

After spending the 2000 season as an assistant and sharing head coaching duties with Christine Paradis in 2001 and 2002, Carol Knerr assumed sole control of the field hockey program in 2003 and responded with a stellar 11-5 campaign, earning the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. Knerr helped coach the team to a 14-3 finish and a trip to the NCAA Regional Quarterfinals in 2000, a 13-4 record in 2001 and a 7-8 mark in 2002. Before coming to Amherst, Knerr spent a year and a half as a two-sport assistant coach at Ivy League power Dartmouth College, where she helped lead the Big Green to an ECAC Field Hockey Championship - and an Ivy League title and subsequent trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals in women's lacrosse - in 1999. The Wyndmoor, Penn. native was a standout women's lacrosse and field hockey player at the University of Richmond, where she was a four-year starter and captained both sports before graduating in 1998 with a degree in leadership studies and a minor in sports science. Knerr has also served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach since arriving at Amherst, helping guide the team to the NCAA title game in 2001, the NCAA Semifinals in 2002 and 2004 and the program's first-ever NCAA Championship in 2003.

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Megan Cloutier joins the Amherst College field hockey coaching staff after wrapping up an amazing career just down the road at Western New England College where she graduated earlier this year. Cloutier is a native of Greenfield, Mass. where she attended high school before attending WNEC to get her B.S. in Criminal Justice. As a four year member of the WNEC field hockey team, Cloutier helped the Golden Bears to their first ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in 2005, as well as an NAC Regular Season and NAC Tournament Championships. During the 2005 campaign, Cloutier was a captain, and a member of both the All-NAC First Team and NFHCA Division III New England East Region First Team, in addition to being given the Coaches Award. Cloutier hopes to continue her distinguished field hockey career as she coaches the Jeffs this season.

Kristie Miller comes from within the Amherst College athletic department this season to join in coaching the field hockey team, as she returns to one of her original loves. A 2002 graduate of NESCAC rival Bowdoin College, Miller spent last year working as an Area Coordinator and an Assistant Softball coach for the Jeffs. While attending Bowdoin, Miller was a standout softball player as NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 1999 and a 4-time All-NESCAC, All-New England and All-Maine first team member. She was also the 3-time Bowdoin Athletic Achievement Award winner as well as a 2002 Strength and Conditioning All-American. Miller brings a lot to the table at Amherst, including an excellent knowledge of what it takes to succeed in NESCAC level athletics, and is excited about her return to field hockey.

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