Annie Villare enters her second season as head coach of the Pride field hockey program.
In 2018, she oversaw a competitive program, as seven of the Pride's matches were decided by just one goal, including three overtime contests. Aineen Callahan earned Second Team All-GNAC recognition and became Regis' all-time leader in goals.
Before coming to Regis, Villare served as an assistant coach at Division II Southern New Hampshire University in the Northeast-10 Conference, where she was involved in all aspects of the program, especially establishing herself as an outstanding recruiter. In addition, Villare is currently coaching for the Seacoast United field hockey club program out of Hampton, N.H.
Collegiately, Villare is a former Division I player and team captain for the highly competitive UMass Lowell program under veteran head coach Shannon Hlebichuk, where Villare was named to the America East All-Championship team in 2016. She was also a two-time UMass Lowell Dean's List and America East Academic Honor Roll member.
“Annie led her teammates by tremendous example both on and off the field,” said Hlebichuk. “I have been in coaching 17 years and Annie is without question one of the most motivated and loyal student-athletes I have had the opportunity to coach. She will inspire her players with her commitment to their personal, academic, and athletic development, and she will bring great energy to the entire Regis community."