HAMDEN, Connecticut - The Quinnipiac field hockey coaching staff has announced the addition of Class of 2015 graduate Danielle Allan as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2015-16 season. Allan joins Quinnipiac established and proven staff made up of head coach Becca Main, associate head coach Cheryl Canada and assistant coach Alicia Angelini as the Bobcats look to get their hands on the 2015 MAAC Championship.
A familiar face to the Quinnipiac faithful, Danielle Allan begins her first season as a volunteer assistant coach in 2015. Having graduated from Quinnipiac in 2015 as one of the greatest field hockey players in program history, Allan has the opportunity to continue to leave her mark on the same field in which she came to dominate from 2011-15 in her time as a Bobcat.
"As we turn now to focus on building our 2015-16 team into a high-caliber MAAC program, I am delighted to add Danielle Allan to our coaching staff," said Quinnipiac head coach Becca Main. "Her devotion and loyalty to Quinnipiac University coupled with her stellar playing career will make her a pivotal piece in our quest for the 2015 MAAC title. Danielle will be responsible for individual player development, goalkeeper preparation and game analysis through film and individual player performance meetings."
Allan comes to the Quinnipiac coaching staff after a stellar career with the Bobcats in which she appeared in 74 games throughout her four years. During her time as a player, Allan helped lift Quinnipiac to the 2013 MAAC Championship and the first NCAA Tournament berth for the Bobcats since 2003. In that 2013 season, Allan was named to the All-MAAC Second Team as she compiled 23 points (nine goals, five assists) which ranked as the third-most on the team.
Coming into her senior year in 2014, Allan was named one of the three team captains and she put together an impressive final campaign as she led the Bobcats in all major offensive statistical categories. Named to the All-MAAC First Team and the NFHCA All-Mideast Region Second Team, Allan racked up team-highs in points (20), goals (eight), assists (four) and shots-on-goal (33) while leading the Bobcats to the conference postseason tournament for the 18th time in 20 seasons.
For her career, Allan graduated ranking in the Top 5 for every major offensive statistical category in Quinnipiac field hockey history. Allan ranks 4th at Quinnipiac in goals (29), tied for 5th in assists (18) and 3rd in points (76). Named an All-Conference player three times throughout her career, Allan distinguished herself in the classroom as she was named a member of the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Div. I National Academic Squad all four years in her time as a Bobcat.
A native of Riverdale, New Jersey, Allan was a four-year letterwinnter in field hockey and softball at Pompton Lakes (N.J.) High School. A two-time North Jersey Field Hockey Player of the Year, she set a school record with 56 goals in 2010 while leading Pompton Lakes to the No. 1 ranking in the North Jersey Top 5 won and won the Northeast Field Hockey League Division I Championship. She holds the Pompton Lakes' career record with 144 goals and 56 assists. In four years of high school, she helped the team to four league championships.
Allan will continue to work towards her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University.