Cheryl Silva
Cheryl Silva
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-253-4910
Email: fhlxc@mit.edu
Year: 24th at MIT
Previous College: University of Bridgeport '81

A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England East Region Coach of the Year and three-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Cheryl Silva enters her 24th season at the helm of MIT's field hockey program.

The all-time winningest coach in program history, Silva has compiled a ledger of 237-168-1 to go along with four NEWMAC titles and three trips to the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the 2011 quarterfinals. Under her tutelage, the Engineers have racked up 128 NFHCA academic squad, 77 academic all-conference, 46 NEWMAC all-conference, 30 NFHCA New England Region, eight CoSIDA Academic All-America, and 10 NFHCA All-America honors.

Since 2004, Silva has been a member of the NCAA New England East Regional Ranking Committee and the NFHCA Division III All-America Selection Committee. She began her tenure as the chair of the All-America committee during the 2012 season.

Silva received her bachelor's degree from the University of Bridgeport in Physical Education in 1981. A captain of the Purple Knights' field hockey and softball teams, she was named to the New England All-College Field Hockey Team. Following graduation, Silva worked at Staples High School and the Princeton Day School as a physical education instructor and field hockey coach. A year as an assistant lacrosse coach at Mount Holyoke College was followed by two years at Wellesley College where she was the assistant to the athletic director, sports information director, and assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach.

Kathie Andrusin
Kathie Andrusin
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd at MIT
Previous College: Bryant '12

Kathie Andrusin joined the MIT field hockey coaching staff in 2012 following an accomplished playing career at Bryant University. A two-time Northeast Conference all-conference selection, she was a two-year captain who helped lead the Bulldogs to their first conference tournament appearance during their first year of eligibility as a Division I program.

Andrusin served as a coach at the Northeast Clinic the past three years and the College of the Holy Cross Field Hockey Camp in 2011. She has also guided student-athletes at the Reading High School and North Andover High School camps in Massachusetts.

A 2012 Bryant graduate, Andrusin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received a trio of academic honor roll accolades from the Northeast Conference and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad twice.

Kelly McManus
Kelly McManus
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd at MIT
Previous College: Bates College '12

Kelly McManus enters her third season as an assistant coach with the MIT field hockey program. A 2012 graduate of Bates College, she served as a co-captain her senior year and was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III all-region team.

McManus received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and earned the Evelyn K. Dillon Award from the Bates College Key, which recognizes a member of the field hockey and women's basketball teams for superior athleticism, leadership, dedication, and overall contributions to the respective sport. In addition, she was an outfielder on the Bobcats' softball team.

Previous coaching experience for McManus includes the White Mountain Sports Camp "College Connection", Elite Field Hockey Camp, Revolution Field Hockey Camps, and the Darien High School (Conn.) Field Hockey Camp.

Becca Shaw
Becca Shaw
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 1st at MIT
Previous College: Middlebury College '12

Becca Shaw enters her first season as an assistant coach with the MIT field hockey program. A multi-sport athlete at Middlebury College, the post is her first at the intercollegiate level as she previously served as an assistant coach for the Winsor School (Mass.) varsity girls ice hockey team.

A four-year goalie and co-captain for the Panthers' field hockey team, Shaw helped her squad advance to the finals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament and finished her career ranking third in program history for goals against average (1.21). She carried over her success in the net to Middlebury's ice hockey team which was two-time NCAA semifinalists and three-time NESCAC champions. Shaw also appeared between the pipes for the women's lacrosse squad during her sophomore campaign.

Shaw graduated from Middlebury in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. She currently works in two programs at Boston Children's Hospital, serving as an administrative associate for Advocating Success for Kids in addition to being a coordinator for Reach Out and Read.