Saint Joseph's field hockey coach Michelle Finegan has announced the hiring of former Temple University goalkeeper Erin Hanshue as an assistant coach for the 2010 season.
"Erin brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position," said Finegan. "In addition, her track record as a standout goalkeeper is a critical component that she brings to the staff. Erin knows what it takes to win in the Atlantic 10, and we're happy to have her on Hawk Hill."
Hanshue, a 2009 graduate of Temple University, spent last season on the staff at Widener University, primarily assisting with the defense and goalkeepers. She is also a veteran camp instructor, working for the past eight years at both the Red Rose and Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camps. She has also assisted at camps at both Temple and West Chester.
On the field, Hanshue was a four-year starter in the cage for the Owls. She was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team in 2005 and the A-10 All-Tournament Team in 2006. She backstopped the Owls to the conference regular season title in 2007 on her way to Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention and All-Region Second Team accolades. Hanshue also ranked third in the country in goals against average (1.13) that season.
A native of Hummelstown, Pa., she was also a United States Field Hockey Association Futures Elite Athlete and remains active as a coach and regional selector for the USFHA.
Hanshue is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport administration from West Chester University.