Cheryl Silva
Cheryl Silva
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-253-4910
Email: fhlxc@mit.edu
Year: 23rd at MIT
College: University of Bridgeport '81

A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England East Region Coach of the Year and three-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Cheryl Silva enters her 23rd season at the helm of MIT’s field hockey program.

The all-time winningest coach in program history, Silva has compiled a ledger of 223-163-1 to go along with four NEWMAC titles and three trips to the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the 2011 quarterfinals. Under her tutelage, the Engineers have racked up 115 NFHCA academic squad, 67 academic all-conference, 43 NEWMAC all-conference, 27 NFHCA New England Region, six CoSIDA Academic All-America, and 10 NFHCA All-America honors.

Since 2004, Silva has been a member of the NCAA New England East Regional Ranking Committee and the NFHCA Division III All-America Selection Committee. She began her tenure as the chair of the All-America committee during the 2012 season.

Silva received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport in Physical Education in 1981. A captain of the Purple Knights’ field hockey and softball teams, she was named to the New England All-College Field Hockey Team. Following graduation, Silva worked at Staples High School and the Princeton Day School as a physical education instructor and field hockey coach. A year as an assistant lacrosse coach at Mount Holyoke College was followed by two years at Wellesley College where she was the assistant to the athletic director, sports information director, and assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach.

Kathie Andrusin
Kathie Andrusin
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 2nd at MIT
College: Bryant '12

Kathie Andrusin joined the MIT field hockey coaching staff in 2012 following an accomplished playing career at Bryant University. A two-time Northeast Conference all-conference selection, she was a two-year captain who helped lead the Bulldogs to their first conference tournament appearance during their first year of eligibility as a Division I program.

Andrusin served as a coach at the Northeast Clinic the past three years and the College of the Holy Cross Field Hockey Camp in 2011. She has also guided student-athletes at the Reading High School and North Andover High School camps in Massachusetts.

A 2012 Bryant graduate, Andrusin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received a trio of academic honor roll accolades from the Northeast Conference and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I national academic squad twice.

Kelly McManus
Kelly McManus
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 2nd at MIT
College: Bates College '12

Kelly McManus enters her second season as an assistant coach with the MIT field hockey program. A 2012 graduate of Bates College, she served as a co-captain her senior year and was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III all-region team.

McManus received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and earned the Evelyn K. Dillon Award from the Bates College Key, which recognizes a member of the field hockey and women's basketball teams for superior athleticism, leadership, dedication, and overall contributions to the respective sport. In addition, she was an outfielder on the Bobcats' softball team.

Previous coaching experience for McManus includes the White Mountain Sports Camp "College Connection", Elite Field Hockey Camp, Revolution Field Hockey Camps, and the Darien High School (Conn.) Field Hockey Camp.