Lisa Moreau enters her 14th season as head coach of the field hockey program. The longest tenured coach in program history carries 121 wins, and 163 overall, into the 2020 campaign.
A season ago, the Crimson and Gray reached double figures in wins for the sixth time in her tenure. The Engineers finished third in the ultra-competative NEWMAC, including victories on the road over nationally-ranked MIT and Mount Holyoke. WPI hosted a NEWMAC Tournament contest for the first time since 2008 and had three All-NEWMAC selections, including Shannon Hynes, who was named All-New-England.
In 2016, Hope Shevchuk earned her fourth NFHCA Scholar of Distinction nod and consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. In all, Moreau's squad also collected its 13th NFHCA National Academic Team Award in 2017.
The 2014 campaign featured 11 wins. Back Abby Cervelloni and goalkeeper Lauren Puishys were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference second team. Of Moreau's 10 All-NEWMAC selections, seven have been backs and one has been a goalkeeper.
2011 was another 11 win season and an excellent year in the classroom with a NEWMAC-best seven earning Academic All-Conference honors. Becca Sharpe collected her first of two All-Conference nods to go with one for Katelyn Comeau. It was also the first time a WPI student-athlete claimed CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year laurels. Celena Dopart (Washington, DC) was chosen as the winner of the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America of the Year award for the Women's At-Large division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In all, Moreau boasts eight Academic All-America selections, including first teamers Dopart (twice) and Kelly Johnson (once).
2010 saw Danielle Antonellis earn a spot on the All-NEWMAC scrolls.
In 2009. Moreau lead the Engineers to a career best 12-7 record and a trip to the ECAC semifinals. The tournament saw the Crimson and Gray beat New England College 3-1 in the first round. Johnson, who is highly decorated on the academic side, picked up All-NEWMAC accolades for the Crimson and Gray.
Moreau enjoyed success during her second season (2008), guiding the Crimson and Gray to a 11-8 mark and earning a coveted home game in the NEWMAC tournament. The team rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Babson for the Engineers first postseason win since 1999. Magie Elbag secured her second consecutive All-NEWMAC nod and was joined by WPI Hall of Fame member Nicole Maglione.
Named interim coach just prior to the start of the 2007 campaign, Moreau guided the Engineers through several key injuries to a 6-11 overall record. The Crimson and Gray narrowly missed the NEWMAC Tournament, coming up on the short end of a three-way tie-breaker.
She arrived at WPI after a highly successful nine-year run as head coach at Narragansett Regional High School in Baldwinville, MA. During her tenure, the Warriors were an eye-popping 119-25-33 (.766 winning percentage) with eight undefeated Mid-Wach C championships. Moreau was the Central Division II Coach of the Year in both 2002 and 2006 and guided her 2002 squad to the Central Mass championship.
Moreau boasts an impressive record as a college coach. She earned MASCAC Coach of the Year honors after leading Fitchburg State to a conference championship in 2003. Overall Moreau was 42-36-4 in her five seasons at the helm of the Falcons. She joined FSC after serving as the head coach at Narragansett in 1990, a year the Warriors were unbeaten in league play.