BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College head field hockey coach Julie Ryan announced that Summer Washburn has been hired as the program's new assistant coach. Washburn comes to Babson following a successful three-year stint as an assistant field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Trinity College.
"I am so appreciative of this new full-time position, excited for the opportunities it will provide, and am thrilled to have Summer join our coaching staff," commented Ryan. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her exceptional playing career at Division III powerhouse Salisbury University, as well as her time coaching for nationally-recognized programs at Trinity College. I am confident that Summer will make an immediate impact and help our program maintain success at the highest level."
A 2015 graduate of Salisbury, Washburn was involved in all facets of both the field hockey and women's lacrosse programs over the last three seasons at Trinity. The Bantams' field hockey squad followed up a 2016 NCAA Tournament appearance with a trip to the national quarterfinals last fall, while the women's lacrosse team made three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, which includes reaching the 2016 national championship game and the 2017 Final Four during her tenure.
During her time at Trinity, Washburn coached the two-time NFHCA Division III Player of the Year and saw the Bantams earn six All-America awards over her first two years with the women's lacrosse program.
"I'm very excited about joining the Babson community," commented Washburn, who completed her master's degree at Trinity last month. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from Julie, and help continue the success of the student-athletes in the program."
A four-year standout for the field hockey team at Salisbury, Washburn finished with 23 goals and 30 assists for 76 points in 80 career starts. A three-time Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) all-league selection, she helped the program reach the NCAA Tournament in four straight years, and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America first-team after helping the Sea Gulls reach their second consecutive Final Four in 2014.
Additionally, Washburn also played two years of lacrosse at Salisbury and was a member of the program's undefeated national championship team in 2013.