WPI names Johanna Dicarlo field hockey, softball head coach
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Johanna DiCarlo, currently the head coach of both field hockey and softball at Regis College, has been named head coach of those same two sports at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, according to Bernard H. Brown, WPI Vice President of Student Affairs. In addition to serving as head coach of field hockey and softball for the past two years, DiCarlo also served at Regis College as an assistant director of athletics, where her duties included coordinating home game management, preparing all travel arrangements for the entire department, maintaining financial records, preparing a budget analysis, and fundraising. Johanna also had complete responsibility for the direction of the field hockey and softball programs at the Weston, Massachusetts school. "I am very excited to be associated with an institution as highly regarded, both academically and athletically, as WPI," said DiCarlo. "I am really looking forward to coaching within the NEWMAC conference, and in the interactions with my colleagues in both sports." Prior to Regis, DiCarlo was an assistant field hockey coach at her alma mater, Bentley College, for one year (1999-2000). She assisted in the everyday operations of that school's Division II nationally-ranked field hockey team. That '99 team finished 21-1, winning the Northeast-10 title and participating in the NCAA Tournament. Johanna was also an assistant supervisor to the school's athletic center on campus. It may be of interest that Bentley went on to win the NCAA Division II national championship in field hockey this past fall season. That team included several of DiCarlo's former teammates. A native of Dracut, MA, DiCarlo graduated from Bentley in May, 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy. She received her Masters in accountancy from Bentley in October, 2000. While at Bentley, Johanna was a four-year starter and a two time All-American in field hockey, receiving 2nd Team honors in both 1997 and 1998. In '97, her team reached the ECAC post-season tournament and finished with a 16-8 record. That season DiCarlo was named the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In '98, her team went one step further in winning the ECAC post-season tourney with an 18-5 mark. While at Bentley, she also played women's lacrosse during her final three years. A graduate of Dracut High School, Johanna captained three varsity teams - field hockey, basketball, and softball -- her senior year. In field hockey, she was named All-Conference her junior and senior seasons. In softball as a senior, she was named an All-Star while playing her second base position. Johanna was also a director of the New England High School Sports Showcase for field hockey in March, 2002. She has been a head coach at White Mountain Sports Camps and at the NIKE/Blue Dog Field Hockey Camp.