Howard Named Asst. Field Hockey & Lacrosse Coach

August 28, 2007

Former Middlebury College standout Heidi Howard '99 has been named an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at her alma mater. Howard comes to Middlebury from Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, where she served as the head coach of the girls' lacrosse team for the past two seasons, while also assisting the field hockey team. While at Choate, Howard also worked as an Assistant Director of Athletics and an Associate Director of Admissions.

Howard graduated in the spring of '99 from Middlebury, earning a degree in Art History with a minor in sociology. She spent the next five years working at Sports Illustrated in New York, before coaching the UCLA women's lacrosse team in '05.

At Middlebury, Howard was a decorated athlete, earning three All-American honors in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was a member of the school's first NCAA Championship field hockey team in '98, winning an ECAC title in '97. Howard holds school records for most goals and points in a career, earning NESCAC Player of the Year honors in '98.

On the lacrosse field, she was a member of NCAA title teams in '97 and '99. She earned National Player of the Year honors in '99, along with being named the NESCAC Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament's M.V.P.