STAFF

MAGGIE LONG

U-19 Head Coach 

Maggie Long is the Associate Athletic Director for Development at Rutgers University. Previously an Assistant Athletic Director, Long was promoted to her current position “On the Banks” in September 2016. In her current role, Long will continue to oversee R Fund, the Rutgers Athletics annual giving program, and serve in a leadership role specifically involved with determining fundraising priorities, campaign strategies, hiring decisions, and budget planning. As the Assistant Athletic Director of Development for R Fund, Long oversaw the R Fund, which saw exponential growth between 2014 and 2016 following Rutgers’ transition into the Big Ten. Since that time, the R Fund has doubled in both number of donors and in operating support. At the end of the 2016 fundraising year the R Fund had increased their donor base to 9,300 and raised over $12 million in annual operating support. Long was responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating all annual giving initiatives and programs – including acquisition, stewardship, events and communication to the Rutgers Athletics donor base. Managing the Annual Giving team, she also oversaw priority seating and parking for football as well as men’s and women’s basketball. Prior to her arrival at Rutgers,

 

Long spent five seasons as the assistant coach for the Monmouth University field hockey program after completing a stellar playing career at the College of William and Mary. Long’s responsibilities included on-field coaching, recruiting, academic development, special events planning, fundraising, and coordinating Monmouth Field Hockey Camps. Maggie helped guide the Hawks to back-to-back Northeast Conference Championship game appearances while gaining the nation’s attention in the process as the team was listed in the Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Coaches Poll.

Long is the Co-Owner of the Surf & Sand Field Hockey Club.

JILL DISANTI

U-10,U-12,U-14  Head Coach 

Jill DiSanti brings over 15 years of coaching experience to our staff. DiSanti is a FIH Level II Certified Coach and is in the process of completing her FIH Level III certification. She is also a USA Field Hockey Level II Certified coach.

DiSanti has worked at four Division I institutions, including being named the inaugural Head Coach of the Wagner College field hockey team, a brand new Division 1 program, in 2019. Additionally, DiSanti had an 11-year stint at Monmouth University, most recently as the Associate Head Coach.  Jill also served as an assistant coach at Lafayette College and Quinnipiac University.

 

DiSanti's most notable on-field coaching accolades come at Monmouth University where, in her final two seasons as the Associate Head Coach, the team achieved an overall record of 32-7 (2016 & 2017). While DiSanti was involved in all aspects of the game, her primary responsibilities involved working with the Monmouth Defensive Unit.  In her last 5 seasons, Monmouth had consecutively been the home of the Defensive Player of the Year (2013 - 17) and had the Player of the Year on their defensive line in 2013, 2016, and 2017. In 2016 the Hawks also lead the nation with 10-shutouts, also, a program-best.  Additionally, DiSanti helped guide the Hawks to two NCAA tournament appearances in 3 years (2014, 2016).  Additionally, she has developed 21 NEC honorees, 28 MAAC honorees, 19 Mid-Atlantic All-Americans, 3 National All-Americans, 1 NEC Player of the Year, 3 MAAC Players of the Year, 5 Defensive Players of the Year, and 4 Attacking Players of the Year honorees.  Prior to joining the Hawks in March of 2007, DiSanti served as the assistant at Quinnipiac University for two seasons.

 

As a player, DiSanti helped lead the Quinnipiac Bobcats to two Northeast Conference tournament titles (2001, 2003), two NCAA tournament appearances (2001, 2003), and the 2002 NEC regular-season title. The first team in conference history to finish the regular season with a perfect mark. In addition, DiSanti was a two-time NFHCA Mid-East Region All- American (2003, 2004), as well as a three-time All-Northeast Selection (2002, 2003, 2004). She was also named the (2004) Most Valuable Player and served as the team's Captain. In 2009 Quinnipiac University Field Hockey renamed the “Best Defensive Player Award” to the “Jill DiSanti Best Defensive Player Award”.  DiSanti was inducted into the Quinnipiac Hall of Fame as a member of the 2001 team. Most recently in 2020 Quinnipiac University field hockey created the iron Bobcat Award. The Bobcat iron award is awarded in honor of former Bobcat, Jill DiSanti, and is presented annually to the Quinnipiac Field Hockey player who elevates teammates by competing everyday. 

DiSanti is the Co-Owner of the Surf & Sand Field Hockey Club.

ALEX CARROLL

U-16 Head Coach 

Alex Carroll is entering her 7th year as a coach for the Surf & Sand Club.

After a stellar playing career at Monmouth University, Alex served as an assistant coach at her alma mater for 4 seasons including the 2016 & 2017 seasons. During this span Monmouth had the best record in program history 32 - 7.  The team was also ranked in the top 25 in the nation for the first time in program history.  Additionally, Carroll served as an assistant coach for the inaugural Wagner College Field Hockey Program - a brand new Divison 1 program started in 2019 

 

As a player, Alex was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Defensive and Player of the Year in 2013, was tabbed to the All-MAAC First Team after finishing second on the team with 25 points. She became the third Hawk in program history to earn conference player of the year honors while becoming the program’s first defensive player of the year in the inaugural year of MAAC Field Hockey.

 

Carroll finished her career top five all-time in Monmouth history in goals (31), assists (20), and points (82). She was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team in 2013

AMANDA WESTERWELLER

Goalie Head Coach 

Amanda Westerweller (“Westie”) is currently a high school science and special education teacher in Holmdel NJ. Since graduating from Monmouth University, she immediately entered the coaching side of the game focusing on the high school level, the USA futures program, and the Surf & Sand field hockey club- all of which she has coached since 2015. Westerweller holds strong expertise in the goalkeeping position, having played it for over ten years- four at the division one level. She did not see action as a freshman at Monmouth but earned playing time over the course of her next three years there. As a Junior, she was named the first-ever Metro-Atlantic-Athletic Conference (MAAC) defensive player of the week at Monmouth University. In her senior season, the Hawks earned the MAAC division title and hosted the NCAA tournament play-in game.  Having a strong focus on academics- she was named to the conference All-academic team during every season of her college career.