Staff
Head Coach
Nicole Hartranft

Nikki Hartranft will begin her 11th season as the field hockey head coach in 2020. In her first ten seasons with the Huskies, Hartranft has guided the program to a 122-70 overall record and a 63-39 mark against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponents. In eight of those years, she has led the team to a postseason berth and to at least ten victories.

In 2019, sophomore Foto Tsioles enjoyed a breakout campaign by scoring a team-high eight goals and 17 points to earn All-PSAC Third Team accolades. The young Huskies won seven games and made a late-season push for the final postseason spot in the conference tournament before being eliminated on the final day of the regular season. Bloomsburg went 3-4 in overtime games with one of its victories coming in double overtime at then-#3 Millersville to keep the Huskies' late-season playoff hopes alive.

Bloomsburg won 11 games in 2018 and advanced to the PSAC quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive time - and eighth in nine seasons - before bowing at then-#4 Shippensburg in overtime to end its season. The Huskies had five players earn All-Conference honors - Tali Wehner, Erica Krebs, Jackie Shragher, Tesa Hoffman, and Dana Sheply - with Wehner going on to earn Second Team All-American accolades from both Synpase Sports and Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The program also had 17 members on the NFHCA National Academic Squad with Hoffman, Shragher, Cheyenne Ott, Sydney Rimmer, and Annie Klinger collecting Scholar of Distinction honors.

Before coming to Bloomsburg, Hartranft was the head coach at Alvernia where she led the Crusaders to a two-year record of 22-18 and a berth in the 2009 ECAC playoffs, advancing to the semifinal round. Academically, 10 players from her 2009 squad earned recognition by being named to the SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad for earning GPAs of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

Hartranft, a 2004 graduate of Bloomsburg, was a standout player for the Huskies helping the team to two NCAA championships and two PSAC titles. The Huskies compiled a record of 73-8 during her time as a player, including a perfect 21-0 record in 2002. She was a three-time All-American and three-time All-PSAC selection. Hartranft is currently tied for 10th all-time in Bloomsburg history with 45 career goals, 11th in assists with 24, and ninth in career points with 114. She was both a Bloomsburg and PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

Hartranft has one daughter, Kadyn.

Assistant Coach
Courtney Noll

Courtney Noll (Fretz) begins her tenth season as assistant coach for the Huskies' field hockey team in 2020. During her first nine seasons, the program has gone 103-67 and has advanced to the postseason seven times.

While at Bloomsburg, she also serves as the student-athlete advocate. She has also had leadership experience as a camp counselor for three summers in Trexlertown, Pa. and also served in a Dominican Republic Mission trip.

Noll came to Bloomsburg from Alvernia University where she served as the assistant field hockey coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. While assisting at Alvernia, Noll completed her Master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant for intramurals and recreation. A 2009 graduate from Miami University in Ohio, she was a four-year scholarship field hockey player for the RedHawks.

A native of Oley, Pa., Noll had her most success, statistically, during her freshman year where she scored five goals and had two assists. She was also named Player of the Week in the Mid-American Conference twice as a freshman and named to the Mid-American Conference All-Tournament team. For her career at Miami (OH), she played in 59 games, recording 13 goals, six assists, and notching 32 points overall.

Outside of her playing career at Miami University, she was actively involved as a field hockey camp coach and the U.S. Field Hockey Futures Program, a young athlete field hockey development program located in Oxford, Ohio.

In November of 2010, Noll became involved with the X-Calibur field hockey club located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. While at X-Calibur, she has coached for ages 14-19 academy teams, as well as assisted in coaching the U16 travel team.

Noll and her husband, Kevin and their son Grayson, born in 2016, reside in Bloomsburg.

Assistant Coach
Jan Hutchinson

A true NCAA coaching legend, Jan Hutchinson serves as a volunteer assistant. Hutchinson retired from fulltime coaching in 2010 after 33 years as head coach at Bloomsburg.

As head field hockey coach she coached the program to 16 national championships and 17 conference titles in the past 29 years, while as softball coach she is the NCAA Division II all-time leader in career wins and has made an NCAA-record 27 consecutive trips to the Division II championships. She also is the winningest college coach in any division with 1,806 combined wins between field hockey and softball.

FIELD HOCKEY
While at Bloomsburg, Hutchinson's field hockey squads posted winning records in 31 of her 32 seasons and amassed an overall record of 591-75-20, for a winning percentage of .872. She is the winningest coach in NCAA field hockey history and is the only coach with over 500 victories.

Under Hutchinson, the Huskies have enjoyed many outstanding seasons and have won 16 or more games on 26 occasions. Her teams won national championships in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and in 2009. Her string of four straight titles (1996-99) was the first time in the history of NCAA field hockey that the feat was accomplished. Her teams have also registered nine national runner-up finishes.

In addition, the Huskies captured Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships in 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009 and have garnered eight runner-up showings.

Hutchinson has been chosen as the national Division II Coach of the Year seven times in her career, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Her 2006 team went undefeated and untied on its way to the NCAA D-II championship, the fourth time in school history for that to happen.

Her 2008 team set numerous school, conference and NCAA Division II marks, including a record for goals scored in a season with 161, shattering the mark of 132 set by the Huskies in 2007. She also coached Jamie Vanartsdalen, the NCAA all-time record holder for goals and points in a season and career.

Four athletes on the 2009 team achieved NFHCA All-American honors, bringing the total under Hutchinson to 54 performers who have combined to win 105 All-American awards. Under Hutchinson's leadership, 12 Bloomsburg players, including Vanartsdalen in 2007 and 2008, have also been named national "Player of the Year", the most of any coach in Division II.

Assistant Coach
Lindsay Cassel

Lindsay Cassel, a native of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, was a three-year starting goalkeeper for the Huskies and finished her career with a 29-25 overall record and a 1.16 goals against average. She allowed only 63 goals in 56 career games and posted an .824 save percentage while accumulating 17 shutouts.

She saved her best season for her senior year as she went 12-7 with a 0.76 goals against average, an .864 save percentage, and 10 shutouts in 2016. She ranked third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in goals against average and second in the league in both save percentage and shutouts. For her efforts, Cassel was named to the All-PSAC Second Team and was a Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Second Team All-American.

During her junior season, Cassel earned All-PSAC Second Team and Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-American accolades after going 10-10 with a 1.32 goals against average, an .835 save percentage, and five shutouts. Her save percentage was tops in the conference.

Cassel took over the starting role in 2014, and posted a 1.51 goals against average, after appearing in only two games as a true freshman in 2013.

Cassel graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in business education and graduated from Bloomsburg with her Master's degree in instructional technology in December of 2018.

Includes current and former Bloomsburg University field hockey players.