Coach Nelle Andrews Inducted into CT Field Hockey Hall of Fame
Varsity Field Hockey Coach Nelle Andrews has been inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
Ms. Andrews, who is in her first season coaching at Porter's, was one of eight inductees recognized at the Hall of Fame dinner, held September 16 at the Aqua Turf Club.
"Being included in the Connecticut Hall of Fame's 2018 class of inductees is such an honor for me," shares Ms. Andrews. "I am humbled that my contributions to the sport of field hockey in the State of Connecticut have been recognized in this special way."
Prior to joining Miss Porter's School, Ms. Andrews, who also teaches English at Porter's, coached field hockey and taught English at Farmington High School for 19 years. During her time at Farmington High School, she was twice voted Coach of the Year by the Connecticut Field Hockey Coaches Association and once by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. She also served for 10 years as an assistant coach and site director for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, Connecticut Region, and is an executive board member of HTC Youth!, Inc.; a ember of the U.S. Field Hockey Association, National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and the Connecticut Coaches Association; and a past member of the CIAC All-State Committee, Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame Committee, and Hartford Courant Coaches Poll for field hockey.
A graduate of Connecticut College, she was a four-year starter for their field hockey team, serving as co-captain in her senior year and earning recognition as a Division III Second Team All-American, North-South Division III All Star, and team MVP.