Field Hockey - Varsity
Varsity Head Coach: Valerie Lohr
Varsity Assistant Coaches: Corey Lohr, Courtney Cooke
Field Hockey Program Overview
One of the most unique sport programs Saint Mary's Hall has to offer, Field Hockey's rich history is inextricably linked with the school's own. As the only team in the city, it is a beacon to coaches and players alike who have playing experience, while also attracting new players each year who are intrigued by this historically northeastern sport. Our program seeks to embody and enhance values such as sportsmanship, commitment, discipline, and respect. We hope to instill confidence and leadership skills in our athletes that will simultaneously serve them well and help them better serve others as role models, both on and off the field. The prototypical SMH field hockey player is well rounded, and participates in many other facets of school from speech and drama, to Junior State of America, to a myriad of other sports. They are student body leaders, mentors, and volunteers who epitomize the school's core values. They are self-respecting, motivated, intelligent young women committed to getting the most out of all Saint Mary' Hall has to offer. Since 2016, the Varsity team has competed in the TAPPS Field Hockey Conference and earned the title of Conference Champions in its inaugural season. While still playing against many former SPC rivals throughout Texas, the Baron's compete against Dallas' Parish Episcopal, Houston's Duchesne Academy and St. Agnes Academy and Fort Worth's All Saints Episcopal School in conference play. At the next level, Saint Mary's Hall has sent players to various tiers of collegiate play, at schools like Denison University, Davidson College, Bowdoin College and Hamilton College.
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Varsity Head Coach
|Coach Lohr joins SMH most recently from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she served as the Head Coach of the field hockey program, an adjunct faculty member, an Independent Study Supervisor, and the Title IX Deputy Coordinator. For USA Hockey, she has been a Regional Head Coach & Selector and the Futures/Nexus National Tournament Head Coach. Coach Lohr received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and History from Lehigh University. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law and was later admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Valerie played both field hockey and lacrosse at Lehigh University and began her coaching career after her graduation. She spent four years at Dickinson College, serving as an assistant for both the Red Devils' field hockey and women's lacrosse programs, and was named to the Dickinson College Hall of Fame as a Coach. Along with strengthening and growing our field hockey program, Valerie will be working closely with students and faculty and teaching health and wellness in the Upper School.|
Varsity Assistant Coach
|Coach Corey Lohr is a USA Field Hockey Level 2 coach and has his US Soccer D License. Coach Lohr is a retired 1st Sergeant United States Marine Corps and has 20+ years of coaching experience with both boys and girls. Drug and Alcohol Counselor|
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Cooke earned 1st Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference and was a Leading Collegiate Attacker. Coach Cooke has a BS in Health and Exercise Science with a Nutritional Science Concentration.