KC's DeMarco Named Region's Top Coach

KC's DeMarco Named Region's Top Coach

Story Courtesy of Kenyon Sports Information Department

Kenyon field hockey head coach Jacque DeMarco, who just completed her fifth season at the helm, was named Thursday the Front Rush / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year. It was the second time in the past three seasons DeMarco earned the award.

This past season, DeMarco guided the Ladies to a 15-7 overall record and a 10-4 third-place record within North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) competition. In the postseason, she steered her team to the NCAC tournament title with a pair of 2-1 overtime victories against Denison and DePauw universities. Following that, DeMarco and the Ladies defeated Elizabethtown College, 2-1, again in overtime, to gain the program's first NCAA Division III tournament win since 2006.

At season's end, DeMarco had six players named to the All-NCAC team, three named to the NFHCA All-Great Lakes Region Team and one player named an NFHCA All-American.

Since arriving on the Kenyon campus prior to the 2012 season, DeMarco has piled up the most coaching wins in program history. Through five seasons, she has a 72-30 record and a.706 winning percentage. She has two NCAC regular-season championships to her credit, as well as two NCAC tournament titles. Additionally, she was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Over that same five-year span, DeMarco coached 16 All-NCAC players who combined for 32 All-NCAC awards and four NCAC Player of the Year awards. She's directed ten All-Region players who have combined for 19 All-Region awards and she's had two players earn a total of five All-America awards.