Duxbury, Vt: Chris Langevin, Harwood Athletic Director, announced today there will be a new head coach for the Highlanders Field Hockey program this Fall. “I am excited to announce that we have offered the position of Varsity Field Hockey Coach to Sophia Tretiak, and she has accepted the position. Sophia’s development of student-athletes, both as young adults and tactically on the field, has the athletic department excited to welcome her to our school,” Langevin said. “She is going to bring a new vision, excitement, and passion to the field hockey program, and I’m excited to see where the program goes -- the sky is the limit!”
Sophia comes from Montpelier High School where she coached for 7 years for the Solons, after a successful stint as a player herself at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. “I am so excited to start coaching at Harwood. I’m passionate about field hockey and look forward to getting to know the team,” Tretiak said, “I’m grateful to have this opportunity. This is sure to be a unique season and I’m excited to get started.”
It will be a different experience for Coach Tretiak this fall, as schools are restarting athletics after being shut down since March due to COVID-19. The Highlanders first game was scheduled for September 2nd, but the state of Vermont pushed all Fall Sports back to begin practices on September 8th with an updated game schedule to come at a later date.