BRUNSWICK, Maine - Shannon Malloy, a 2011 graduate of Bowdoin, has been named as an assistant coach for the Polar Bear field hockey team.
Malloy returns to Bowdoin after serving as an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Trinity (Conn.) College the last two years while earning her master's degree in Public Policy. At Trinity, she helped coach the Bantam field hockey team to consecutive 11-win seasons. In lacrosse, she assisted in Trinity's back-to-back "Final Four" squads, including the 2012 NCAA Championship team.
A decorated athlete as a Polar Bear, Malloy graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in art history in 2011. She was a member of all three of Bowdoin's NCAA Championship teams ('07, '08, '10) and was a co-captain of the 2010 team, earning All-NESCAC and All-New England honors as a defender. She was also an Academic All-NESCAC and NFHCA Academic All-American during her time in Brunswick.
Malloy is a native of West Lebanon, N.H. and graduated from Lebanon High School.
The Polar Bears will open their 2013 season on September 7 at home against Wesleyan.