Colleen Moyer
Colleen Moyer
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 570-941-7587

Colleen Moyer's 14-year tenure as Royals' head field hockey coach has been highlighted by 10 seasons of 10 or more victories and nine postseason tournament appearances. Moyer, who is now 149-111 (.569) in her career, is currently second in wins and seasons coached in Royals' history, trailing only Beth Howlett, who led Scranton to 153 victories in 15 seasons.

During the 2018 season, Moyer guided the Royals to a 13-6 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Landmark Conference play.  Entering the postseason at the #4 seed, Scranton traveled to Washington, D.C. for the semifinals where they upset top-seeded Catholic, 1-0, to advance to the Landmark Conference championship game for just the second time in program history.  The Royals dropped a 2-0 decision at Susquehanna in the title game, ending another fine season for the Royals.  Following the season, junior forward Gracie McClatchy was honored as the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and was named to the NFHCA First Team All-Region squad.  Sophomore midfielder Megan Gallagher was also named Second Team All-Region and, along with McClatchy, was one of six Royals to earn All-Landmark Conference honors.

Following a 5-12 campaign in 2016, Moyer led Scranton to an outstanding season in 2017 as the Royals posted a 15-3 overall record while going 6-1 in Landmark Conference play to claim the #2 seed in the postseason tournament.  Despite dropping a heartbreaking overtime decision in the Landmark Conference semifinals, the Royals posted their third-most victories in a season during the fall and were well-represented in the Landmark Conference postseason awards highlighted by Player of the Year honors for senior forward Meredith Campbell and Rookie of the Year accolades for freshman goalkeeper Jenna Cyr.  Both players also garnered NFCA All-Region honors while Moyer was lauded as the Synapse Sports National Coach of the Year and Campbell collected All-American honors from the organization.

In 2015, the Royals advanced to the Landmark Conference Tournament for the fifth straight season, as Scranton won 13 games for the second straight year after finishing with a 13-5 overall mark. Scranton also went 4-3 in the Landmark Conference, as Moyer guided Jessica Pankey to Landmark Defensive Player of the Year honors.

During the 2014 campaign, Moyer reached a personal milestone on October 11, 2014, when the Royals defeated Landmark Conference rival Goucher College, 2-1, in Towson, Maryland.  It was her 100th career win.  Scranton finished the season with a 13-6 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Landmark Conference play.

In 2013, Moyer led Scranton to its fourth Landmark Conference tournament berth and a 14-6 overall record.  Only this time, the Royals advanced to the championship game of the Landmark tournament for the first time in school history before dropping a 2-0 decision to Catholic University in Washington, DC. The campaign featured winning streaks of eight and four games, and the 14 victories were the most for the program since 1998.

In 2012, the Royals went 11-7, including a 2-1 loss in overtime to Drew University in the semifinals of the Landmark tournament. Senior forward Gretchen Kempf was named Landmark Conference Player of the Year and earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) second-team All-South Atlantic region honors for the second straight season.  The previous year, Scranton dropped another heart-breaking 2-1 decision in overtime against Drew in the semifinals, but the Royals did, however, finish with 12 victories.

Scranton first qualified for the Landmark tournament in 2008, losing a nail-biting 1-0 decision to top-seeded Catholic University. Moyer also led the Royals to back-to-back winning seasons and tournament berths in Scranton's previous affiliation with the Freedom Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation in 2005 and 2006.

Individually, 36 of Moyer's players have earned all-conference honors and eight --Kristin Thomas (2005), Gretchen Kempf (2011, 2012), Alyssa Fania (2014), Megan Gallagher (2018), Gracie McClatchy (2018), Jessica Pankey (2014, 2015), Meredith Campbell (2017), and Jenna Cyr (2017) --have been named All-South Atlantic region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

A native of nearby Shavertown, Pennsylvania, Moyer, known then as Colleen Mahon, was a four-year letter-winner in field hockey for Drew University from 2001-2004. She served as team captain her senior year as the Rangers posted a 14-8 overall record, won the Freedom Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament. She was also a three-time first-team all-conference selection.

In Drew’s 3-2 overtime victory against Scranton in the Freedom Conference championship game, Moyer set up the game-winning goal with an assist at the 76:07 mark as the Rangers won their seventh conference title in school history.

In addition to being named Freedom Conference tri-player of the year, she was named all-regional and all-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). She was also a two-time member of the NHFCA Academic Squad, three-time member of the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll, as well as being named the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) Woman of the Year and Drew University Alumni Association Female Athlete of the Year for 2005. She was also named the Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year in 2001.

Moyer, who also lettered in softball for Drew for three seasons and earned all-regional honors for her play during the 2003 season, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science with a minor in art from Drew and a master of science degree in school counseling from The University of Scranton.

From 2007 through 2011, Moyer served as head softball coach here at the University, leading the Royals to a 79-82 record, including three Landmark Conference tournament appearances and a program-record 27-win season in 2008.

She is the eighth head coach in Scranton field hockey history. On May 29, 2010, Colleen married Stephen Moyer, a classmate of hers at Lake Lehman High School. The couple has two children: a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Maia.

Overall Record: 149-111 (.569)

Freedom Conf. Tournament Appearances (2)
2005, 2006 {advanced to championship game}

Landmark Conf. Tournament Appearances (8)
2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 {advanced to championship game}, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 {advanced to championship game}

Winning Seasons (9)
2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

10-or-More Win Seasons (10)
2005 (10), 2006 (11), 2008 (10), 2011 (12), 2012 (11), 2013 (14), 2014 (13), 2015 (13), 2017 (15), 2018 (13)

National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Atlantic Region Selections (8)
Meredith Campbell (1st team, 2017)
Jenna Cyr (2nd team, 2017)
Alyssa Fania (1st team, 2014)
Megan Gallagher (2nd team, 2018)
Gretchen Kempf (2nd team, 2011; 2nd team, 2012)
Gracie McClatchy (1st team, 2018)
Jessica Pankey (2nd team, 2014, 1st team, 2015)
Kristin Thomas (2nd team, 2005)

Freedom Conference Player of the Year (1)
Kristin Thomas (2005, Tri-Player of the Year)

Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2)
Alyssa Fania (2014)
Gretchen Kempf (2011)

Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year (1)
Jessica Pankey (2015)

Landmark Conference Player of the Year (3)
Meredith Campbell (2017)
Gretchen Kempf (2012)
Gracie McClatchy (2018)

Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year Selections (2)
Jenna Cyr (2017)
Laura Megargel (2010)

All-Freedom Conference Selections (8)
Jennifer Bostwick (1st team, 2005)
Jillian Chrest (2nd team, 2006)
Jenna Gordish (2nd team, 2005; 1st team, 2006)
Karolyn Holody (2nd team, 2006)
Kristy McNevin (1st team, 2006)
Rochelle Paquette (2nd team, 2005)
Diana Rocklein (1st team, 2006)
Kristin Thomas (1st team, 2005)

All-Landmark Conference Selections (28)
Allie Benadon (2nd team, 2018)
Bridget Brady (2nd team, 2013)
Meredith Campbell (1st team, 2016, 2017)
Michele Campo (2nd team, 2007)
Jenna Cyr (1st team, 2017; 2nd team, 2018)
Alyssa Fania (2nd team, 2011; 2nd team, 2012; 2nd team, 2013; 1st team, 2014)
Megan Gallagher (2nd team, 2017; 1st team, 2018)
Karolyn Holody (2nd team, 2007)
Jessica Kaplowitz (1st team, 2017; 2nd team, 2016)
Kathleen Keale (2nd team, 2013)
Gretchen Kempf (2nd team, 2009; 1st team, 2011; 1st team, 2012)
Katie King (1st team, 2011)
Michelle Lennon (2nd team, 2011; 2nd team, 2014)
Alexandria Marandino (2nd team, 2011)
Hailey Marini (1st team, 2017)
Gracie McClatchy (1st team, 2018)
Beth McLaughlin (2nd team, 2007; 2nd team, 2008; 2nd team, 2009; 2nd team, 2010)
Laura Megargel (2nd team, 2010; 2nd team, 2011)
Christina Motz (2nd team, 2017; 1st team, 2018)
Cassie Mullen (2nd team, 2013)
Julie Ozycz (2nd team, 2008)
Jessica Pankey (1st team, 2012; 1st team, 2013; 1st team, 2014. 1st team, 2015)
Corinne O'Kane (2nd team, 2012)
Krista Osborne (1st team, 2014, 2nd team, 2015)
Diana Rocklein (2nd team, 2007; 2nd team, 2008)
Kaitlyn Tirney (2nd team, 2008)
Elizabeth Tolley (2nd team, 2017, 2018)
Elizabeth Yorey (2nd team, 2015, 2016)

University of Scranton All-Time Coaching Records

Name Year(s) Season(s) Record Pct.
Donna (Leonard) Zimmerman 1975-1977 3 7-14-2 .348
Shelley Agnew 1978-1979 2 11-10-6 .519
Beth Howlett 1980-1990; 1994-1997 15 153-108-14 .582
Dot Schmidt 1991 1 12-6 .667
Robyn Jones 1992-1993 2 18-13-4 .571
Brenda Brewer 1998-2003 6 56-56 .500
Sara Fuller 2004 1 10-9 .526
Colleen (Mahon) Moyer 2005-Present 14 149-111 .569
Totals 1975-2018 43 416-328-26 .557