The 2022 campaign will be the second season at WPI for head coach Kim Cosenza.
The Crimson and Gray finished the 2021 season at 11-7 marking a 4-4 record in NEWMAC play under first-year head coach Kim Cosenza. WPI advanced past Wheaton in the opening round of the NEWMAC Tournament in an overtime thriller where Lauren Meinhold converted on her only game-winner of the season, pushing the Engineers to a conference tournament semifinal appearance before the campaign came to a close against nationally-ranked, and eventual NEWMAC champions, Babson. Eliza Dutson garnered All-NEWMAC first team praise as the first rookie in WPI history to claim such honor in addition to being named to the NFHCA All-Region first team. Nini Acquista earned All-Conference second team honors after sharing the top save percentage (.807) in the league and was recognized to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. In the classroom, Cosenza’s squad totaled 17 members named to the 2021 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad and six honored as Scholars of Distinction.
Cosenza arrives on Boynton Hill after serving stints as head coach at Fitchburg State, Worcester State and Elms. She spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Falcons, where she notched a double-digit win total during her first campaign at Fitchburg State in 2018, earning a home game in the 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) Tournament.
Prior to Fitchburg State, Cosenza spent the 2015 season as head coach at her alma mater Worcester State. She guided the Lancers to their first appearance in the LEC semifinals since 2006, while having 11 players recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). At Elms, Cosenza took over a team that was winless the season before her arrival and led the Blazers to a spot in the 2012 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) championship game.
Cosenza was a two-sport standout at Worcester State, excelling in field hockey and lacrosse. Cosenza graduated in 2009 with a degree in health education and went on to earn a Master's of physical education in athletic administration from Springfield College in 2011 where she served as a graduate assistant for the Pride. She also played field hockey internationally for Club Pinjacker in the Netherlands.