The Shipley School is proud to announce that Christine (Chrissy) Summers has been named Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach. After an extensive search, Shipley is delighted to have Chrissy take the helm of the Field Hockey Program.
Chrissy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a player, coach, and leader in the field hockey community. She is the founder and director of Beyond Sticks, a field hockey organization that serves over 800 student-athletes annually within the Mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). As a player at Vassar College, Chrissy was named to the All-Academic team for four years, was a two-year captain, was voted for All-League honors in 2007, and earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology. Chrissy went on to earn her Master's in Sports Management with a focus on leadership from Georgetown University.
Coach Summers has had much success on the sidelines. She had stints as Head Field Hockey Coach at both Madeira School and Potomac School in Virginia. She also spent time as an assistant coach at Columbia University and her alma mater, Vassar College. Most recently, she was an assistant coach at Conestoga High School and an assistant coach at Bryn Mawr College.
Coach Summers stated, “I am overjoyed to return to high school coaching as a Gator. Through the interview process, I came to realize the mission and vision of Shipley align tightly with my coaching philosophy and style. I continue to be impressed by the family-friendly culture and supportive community, especially as a parent of four young children.”
Joining Coach Summers on the staff as an assistant coach will be Eva Winiarski. Eva is a new English teacher in the Upper School and was named Shipley’s Head Lacrosse Coach in May. Eva was the Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach at McDonough School and played club field hockey at Drexel before coming to Shipley. At the Middle School level, coaches Katie Whelan and Erika Baker will continue to lead and grow our program.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.