COACHING STAFF

MAGGIE LONG

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.

JILL DISANTI

Jill DiSanti is currently entering her 14th year of coaching overall.  After finishing her 11th overall year at Monmouth University and her 3rd as the Associate Head Coach. Disanti became the inaugural Head Coach of the Wagner Field Hockey team. Wagner a brand new Division 1 program will compete in theNortheast Conference during the 2019.  

 

While at Monmouth 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. While DiSanti is involved in all aspects of the game her primary responsibility involves working with the Monmouth Defensive Unit. Over the past 5 seasons Monmouth has consecutively been the home of the Defensive Player of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and has had the Player of the Year on their defensive line 3 of the last 5 Seasons (2013, 2016). DiSanti has also helped guide the hawks to 2 NCAA tournament appearances in 3 years (2014, 2016).
Prior to joining the Hawks in March of 2007 DiSanti served as the assistant a Quinnipiac University for three seasons. She is also the Co-Owner of the Surf & Sand FHC. A 2005 graduate of Quinnipiac University, DiSanti helped lead the 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 teams Captain in 2004. Most recently DiSanti was inducted into the Quinnipiac Hall of Fame as a member of the 2001 team.

ALEX CARROLL

Alex Carroll, is entering her 6th year as a coach for the Surf & Sand Club. Additionally she is entering her 3nd year as an Assistant Coach for the Monmouth Field Hockey Team. As a player she 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. The Oceanport, N.J. native 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

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 a strong expertise on 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.