Throughout her college career, Stephanie Hussey competed for Syracuse and Penn State — two of the top field hockey programs in the nation — and will return to the turf for the 2016 season as UC Davis’ new assistant coach.
“I am very excited to join the UC Davis field hockey family,” said Hussey. “I am grateful to be given the opportunity, as a part of this coaching staff, to influence and help student-athletes pursue success in the classroom, on the field and in the community.”
Said UC Davis head coach Chrissy Kilroe, “I am excited to have Stephanie join our coaching staff. Her national and international playing experience has provided her with extensive hockey knowledge. She will be a great addition to the Aggie field hockey program.”
In addition to her success as a player, Hussey also enjoyed an outstanding season abroad as the head coach of Club Deportivo Terrassa. Based in Barcelona, Spain, she CDT’s Open and U12 teams recorded their best-ever finish under Hussey’s tutelage.
The former earned a historic fourth-place finish in Spain’s competitive Catalunya League; the latter finished in second place.
During her senior season at Penn State, Hussey, a member of the preseason Big 10 Field Hockey Players to Watch List started all 19 games played, scored a career-high six goals, recorded two assists and finished second on the team with 45 penalty corner attempts.
Before she transferred to Penn State before the start of the 2014 season, Hussey competed for a Syracuse squad that won a Big East Tournament title during her freshman season, a Big East regular season championship and a berth at the Final Four the following year.
In addition to her coaching duties with Surge Field Hockey, a club based in Syracuse, New York, Hussey also served as an assistant coach during summer camps organized by the Orange’s coaching staff.
She also participated in Penn State’s summer field hockey camps, during her time with the school’s field hockey program, as one of its assistant coaches.
Born and raised in Argentina until she moved to Miami when she was 13, Hussey competed for the U.S. U19 and U16 National Teams and participated in Futures Elite and Olympic Development Select programs before opening the first USA Field Hockey Futures Program site in Florida. Once opened, she coached the U18 team, organized events and cultivated the sport throughout the region.