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Andrew Griffiths enters his third year at the helm of the Old Dominion field hockey program in 2015 after being named the fourth head coach in school history in December 2012.

In 2014, Griffiths' second season at the helm, he led the program to its 27th conference tournament. The Lady Monarchs finished the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the league, ending the regular season ranked 18th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll. Six members earned BIG EAST honors, while Kelsey Smither, Sarah Breen and Rosario Villagra were named All-Americans. Smither, along with freshmen Danielle Grega, Carrie Sensenig and Kelly Weaver were also named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction. Smither ended her career with the NFHCA Scholar Athlete of the Year award and was named the Alumni Associations Female Athlete of the Year at the annual ODU Athletics Banquet.

In his first season as head coach with Old Dominion, Griffiths helped ODU to their first BIG EAST regular season title. During the 2013 season, ODU won 12 straight games (longest since 2011) en route to an NCAA at-large berth and fourth-straight NCAA appearance. During his second season as head coach, Griffiths lead ODU to an 11-8 record that concluded in the semi-final round of the BIG EAST Tournament.

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Natalie Barrett joined the ODU coaching staff in March 2013 and enters her third season with the Lady Monarchs.

During her second season as an assistant coach with Old Dominion, Barrett helped the Lady Monarchs finish the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the league, ending the regular season ranked 18th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.

In her first season as an assistant coach with Old Dominion, Barrett helped ODU to their first BIG EAST regular season title. During the 2013 season ODU won 12 straight games (longest since 2011) on route to an NCAA at-large berth and fourth straight NCAA appearance.

She was previously an assistant at Syracuse. In two seasons, she helped guide the Orange to a combined 38-7 record, including an 11-1 mark in BIG EAST play, a BIG EAST regular season title (2012), a BIG EAST Tournament title (2011), two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four (2012).

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Amy Swensen is set to begin her seventh season overall with the Old Dominion field hockey coaching staff and third as an assistant coach in the fall of 2015. Swensen, an accomplished player both collegiately and nationally, works primarily with ODU's goalkeeping unit and focus on the team's defensive strategy.

During her second season as an assistant coach with Old Dominion, Swensen helped the Lady Monarchs finish the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the league, ending the regular season ranked 18th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.

In her first season as an assistant coach at Old Dominion, Swensen helped ODU to their first Big East regular season title. During the 2013 season ODU won 12 straight games (longest since 2011) on route to an NCAA at-large berth and fourth straight NCAA appearance.

The Grantville, Pa. native has over 10 years of international playing experience. After excelling as members of the U-20, U-21 and U-23 squads, Swensen played for the United States National Team from 2003-2012. She was a member of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams and has been named All-World Goalie. She started five games for the U.S., going 4-1, at the Pan American Cup in 2004. In 2006, she was named World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament as she collected three shutouts in World Cup play (Japan, Korea and Germany) to help the U.S. to a sixth place finish. In 2007, Swensen was named to the Pan American Elite Team.

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