Annie Hansbury recently completed her first season as head coach of the Stonehill field hockey program after being named as the sixth coach in program history in February, 2019.
Hansbury maintained Stonehill’s level of excellence in her first season leading the field hockey program, posting an overall record of 11-6, which included an 11-3 mark in the competitive Northeast-10 Conference to earn a spot in the NE10 Tournament for a record-matching 21st time. The Skyhawks shined defensively in 2019, finishing fourth in the NE10 and ninth nationally in Division II for team goals against average (1.19) and fifth in shutouts (five).
Stonehill saw six student-athletes earn All-NE10 honors in her first season, including senior Michaela Antonellis who earned first team honors and also collected All-America status from both the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Synapse Sports. Two freshmen also collected postseason accolades with spots on the NE10 All-Rookie Team, including back Andrea Carasonna, who was named to Synapse Sports’ Division II All-Rookie Team.
Hansbury took over at Stonehill after spending the 2018 season as an assistant coach at Bryant University. She served as head coach Joppe de Vries top assistant coach, coordinating all aspects of daily operation for the Bulldogs NCAA Division I program, was the team’s recruiting coordinator, and oversaw academic advising.
Prior to returning to New England, Hansbury was an assistant coach at Division I Central Michigan University for two years from June 2016 through the 2017 season. She assisted in running the daily operation of the program, including game day operation, practice organization, player and leadership development and social media coordination. Hansbury was responsible for all video coordination and was the team’s academic liaison and compliance coordinator.
Hansbury spent four seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Colby College, helping the Mules to 31 wins from 2012 through the 2015 season. She has been head field hockey coach and club administrative assistant for Northeast Elite Field Hockey Club in Windham, New Hampshire, since 2009. Following her playing career at UMass Lowell, Hansbury traveled to Melbourne, Australia, and was head junior coach and administrative assistant for Doncaster Hockey Club, running a junior program for ages 9-14 and was co-director for the midweek ladies’ program, while also playing for the club, competing in the Victorian Premier League, the top league in Australia. She also was an official and U14 head coach for the regional development team for Hockey Victoria.
Hansbury, a Plaistow, New Hampshire, native, is a 2012 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she was a four-year letterwinner for coach Shannon Hlebichuk at UMass Lowell, helping the River Hawks to four-straight NCAA Division II Championship game appearances. The River Hawks won the 2010 National Championship, finishing 24-0, while winning a pair of NE10 Championships in 2010 and 2011. Hansbury was a two-time All-American as a midfielder for UMass Lowell, earning a pair of All-NE10 honors, as well as NE10 All-Rookie accolades in 2008.
Hansbury is currently pursuing a Master's of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in Athletic Administration.