MUNCIE, Ind. – Christy Longacre, the Ball State field hockey program's volunteer assistant, has been elevated to the position of assistant coach.
A two-time All-American at Old Dominion, Longacre took on her volunteer role in February and assisted the Cardinals through their spring schedule.
"We are thrilled to have Christy join our staff," Ball State head coach Beth Maddox said. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and a competitive spirit that will only help our team. We are excited to have someone with such an incredible playing career teaching our players. Christy has a unique ability to understand the complexities of the game and still find a way to make everything seem so simple."
Longacre was named to the All-America First Team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as a senior in 2013 and was a second-team selection as a junior in 2012. She was twice her conference's defensive player of the year, earning the award in the Colonial Athletic Association as a junior and in the Big East as a senior.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with such a great group of players and coaching staff," Longacre said. "Over this past spring, I got to know the team and learn about them. They are wonderful, passionate players, and I am very grateful to get the chance to work with them and help them grow."
Longacre, who was twice a first-team all-conference selection, scored 20 goals as a four-year letterwinner for the Monarchs. She helped Old Dominion to four NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2011.
The Bethlehem, Pa., native earned her bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion in December 2013.
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