After an extensive search, Ceilidh MacNeill was selected to serve as Dana Hall's Varsity Field Hockey Coach. MacNeill has been coaching at the Middle School since the fall of 2016, and will transition to her new role this fall.
John Suby, director of Athletics, Health and Wellness, shared his excitement over the hiring of MacNeill. “We know her, our girls know and respect her, and we very much look forward to her energy, expertise and passion for the game.”
MacNeill’s background of successfully coaching and playing girls’ field hockey at a variety of levels—coupled with an understanding of Dana Hall—will make her an asset to the program. She played field hockey at St. Mark’s School in Southborough and continued her field hockey career as a forward for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her Skidmore team won three league championships and made four trips to the NCAA tournament, including advancing to the final four in 2010.
“I believe in hard work, positive reinforcement and instilling a love of the game,” MacNeill said. “I’m honored to follow a coach like Edie Mabrey who for years has had such a positive impact on so many Dana Hall field hockey players. I’m excited to get started and can’t wait to work with all of the girls!”
MacNeill will begin coaching the varsity team this fall with her two assistants coaches, Mary Kate Boehm ’06 and Abby Boucher-Lavigne.
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."