Wells College Athletics Director Lyn LaBar announced last week that two Wells coaches have been appointed as co-coaches for the field hockey team. Former assistant hockey coach Amy “Ace” Dolan and Sandra Jones, past assistant softball and swim coach at Wells, will manage the field hockey program together.
“I am excited that Ace Dolan and Sandra Jones will serve as co-head coaches for the Wells field hockey program,” says LaBar. “For the past few years, both have been closely associated with the squad. I am confident that they will work well together to build upon the hockey program’s strong foundation and achieve new levels of success both on and off the field.”
For the past two seasons, Ace has served as the assistant field hockey coach under LaBar, and has worked primarily with the goalkeepers. As a result of her instruction and guidance, Wells goalkeepers have led, in overall save percentage, all Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference (AWCC) goalkeepers. She also is Wells’ head softball coach. Ace received a B.S. in natural resources from Cornell University in 2001. This will be her fourth year coaching for Wells.
Sandra, Wells Class of 2004, was a member of the field hockey team for three years while a student, and served as captain during her senior season. She was an AWCC Second Team All-Conference selection. Sandra received the Lesley Wead Zabriskie Express Award for field hockey during her senior year. In addition to field hockey, she was a member of the softball and swim teams, and was active with the Wells Student Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as a hockey team representative.
This past spring, Ace and Sandra worked together as head and assistant coach, respectively, for the softball program.
“It will be great to work alongside Ace again, this time as co-coaches of the Wells field hockey team,” said Sandra. “Thanks to the opportunities I had to work with some amazing coaches as a student here, I am eager and confident that I have the skills necessary to lead the squad successfully. I am looking forward to another wonderful season.”
Ace too is excited about the new appointments: “I am confident that we will continue to maintain the high quality student athlete that Wells has become known for. I also look forward to working with Sandra in this new role.”