Paul Caddy finished his 16th season on the UConn staff and his seventh as the associate head coach in 2016. His primary focuses are defense and player and team development, including technical and tactical advancements.
"Paul has been a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," UConn head coach Nancy Stevens said. "He spends countless hours with our players to help them develop their individual technique. Paul's tactical creativity adds a great deal to our team-style of play. His coaching expertise has resulted in our defensive unit ranking among the nation's best on a consistent basis."
Recently, Caddy coached two-time First Team All-American Roisin Upton, who earned Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, he helped Anna Middendorf become Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Having completed her 16th season with the UConn field hockey coaching staff in 2016, Cheri Schulz works primarily with the goaltenders.
During the 2004 season, Schulz's expertise proved to be a key factor at UConn. The team allowed just 0.57 goals per game to its opponents, which ranked first nationally and helped earn goalkeeper, Melissa Bostwick, second-team All-America honors. The Huskies have consistently ranked among the nation's leaders in fewest goals allowed during her tenure.
More recently, former Husky goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield was honored as a First Team All-American for the third straight year in 2013. Mansfield also earned a spot on the 2011 All-NCAA Tournament Team after leading the Huskies to a spot in the National Semfinal. Mansfield was also selected as the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010.
Melissa Gonzalez, UMass field hockey volunteer assistant coach for the 2014 season. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and success from the collegiate and international play fields to the staff, as she has played for Team USA since her graduation from UConn. Gonzalez was a three-time NFHCA All-American for the Huskies and was twice picked as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2009-10).
Gonzalez, a native of Mohegan Lake, N.Y., was a part of the U.S. team that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games while she has also earned caps at the Pan American Games (2011), Champions Challenge I (2011-12, '14), Four Nations Tournament (2013), World League Round Two (2013) and Robobank Hockey World Cup (2014).
Sarah Mansfield has just completed her first season as an assistant coach on Carla Tagliente's staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2014. Mansfield, a four-year National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American, her specialty is goalkeepers.
Mansfield was a four-year starter in goal for the University of Connecticut Huskies, totaling a 75-16 record, 1.12 goals-against average and .770 save percentage over 91 appearances, which included 88 starts. The native of Cornwall, England, received all-America, all-region and All-Big East honors in each of her four campaigns. She capped her collegiate playing days with a career-high 98 saves against only 29 goals allowed in 1,816 minutes to lead UConn to the 2013 NCAA National Championship.
Former University of Connecticut captain and two-time All-BIG EAST stand-out Alicia Angelini just completed her second year as an assistant coach for the Quinnipiac field hockey program. Her expertise as a former player at the middlefield and defensive positions made an immediate impact as she helped guide the Bobcats to the 2013 MAAC Championship.
During her time in Storrs, Angelini helped UConn to the NCAA Tournament four times, leading the Huskies to the Final Four as a junior. That season, Angelini garnered All-BIG EAST Second Team honors and earned the Keith Caddy Memorial Award, also known as the “Heart Award”. In addition, she was the recipient of the Melissa Gonzolas Award, named to the New England High Performance Team and a BIG EAST All-Academic selection.
Bolles spent the 2014 season as a volunteer coach at Duke University. Previously Bolles was a four-year starter for the Huskies (2010-13). The Division I National Player of the Year as a senior, she guided UConn to the NCAA title in 2013. Bolles totaled 48 points her final season on 17 goals and 14 assists and was named to the All-BIG EAST first team for the fourth consecutive year. The Phoenixville, Pa., native was also recognized as the 2013 Mideast Region Player of the Year and a Honda Award Winner in addition to garnering first team All-America honors. A three-time member of the All-BIG EAST first team and the All-Mideast Region squad, Bolles concluded her collegiate career ranked sixth in UConn program history in points (129) and eighth in goals (47).
In addition to her time at UConn, Bolles was also a member of the United States’ junior world cup roster and a U21 national team member in 2013.