|Title:||Head Field Hockey Coach|
Anne Rounce, a 2007 Merrimack graduate, recently competed her fourth season at Merrimack and owns a 43-36 career coaching record with a .544 winning percentage.
Rounce was named the NFHCA National and Regional Coach of the Year in 2011 after guiding the Warriors to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and a 17-3 record. She was also honored as the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year for leading Merrimack to an undefeated 10-0 record in league games en route to the program’s first-ever Northeast-10 Regular Season Title.
Four players garnered All-America honors in 2011 under Rounce’s tutelage. April Daugherty, the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, became the first player in program history to earn two All-America nods. Kerri Bergquist, the 2011 Northeast-10 Goalie of the Year, and Jen Otis both joined Daugherty on the All-America first team while Katie Zubkus earned a spot on the second team.
In 2011, the Warriors attained the highest national ranking in program history as they finished the year ranked #3 in the NFHCA National Poll. Merrimack set a new record for most consecutive victories by any team in school history, rattling off 17-straight wins.
The Warriors sported an 8-11 record and 4-6 league mark in 2010. Rounce led Merrimack to the program's first-ever victories over Stonehill and Bentley during the 2010 campaign. Five players earned Northeast-10 Conference postseason honors at the conclusion of the season.
Rounce orchestrated the biggest one-year turnaround in program history in her second year. With five wins in her first year, Rounce won a program-record 13 in 2009 and also took her team to the Conference semifinals for the first time in school history. For engineering an eight-game improvement and national ranking as high as No. 8, she was recognized as the 2009 Division II Field Hockey Coach of the Year on November 16 by womensfieldhockey.com.
Rounce's class of 2013 recruits combined for 32 goals and 25 assists in the 2009 season. Among the corps of freshmen was co-Rookie of the Year, April Daugherty, all-Conference forward Jen Otis, midfielder Katie Zubkus and goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist. Bergquist anchored a much improved defense that allowed just 2.42 goals per game while setting a program record for shutouts (4), wins (13) and games played (21).
Named the Merrimack head field hockey coach on April 16, 2008, Rounce guided the Warriors to a 5-14 record in her first season, led by Northeast-10 All-Conference rookie team selections Victoria DeLacey and Stephanie Heasman.
Rounce, who spent the 2007 field hockey season as an assistant
coach with the Warriors, played for four seasons at Merrimack,
graduating with a degree in math and elementary education. She has
worked at a number of camps in the New England area and
successfully coordinated the first Merrimack alumni event in
2008, bringing back 17 alums of the field hockey program.
A South Windsor, Conn., native, she was a team captain in 2006, while posting two assists and firing 28 shots in 17 games. She finished her Warrior career with five goals and nine assists (19 points), while starting in 60 of the 72 games she appeared in. A two-year captain and recipient of the Team Leadership award in 2007, she was named the team MVP in 2004 and 2005.
Rounce currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts.