Katrina Carter Named Field Hockey Assistant Coach
BERKELEY – A familiar face is returning to the California field hockey program. On Wednesday, the Donna Fong Director of Field Hockey Shellie Onstead announced former Golden Bear standout Katrina Carter is returning to the program as an assistant coach.
"I'm thrilled to bring Katrina back to Cal," Onstead said. "I was happy to see her take a coaching track after her graduation, and she has become passionate about coaching and growing the game in California. Historically, I have had great success with alumni joining our staff. They have an underlying loyalty to the program and a desire to move it forward. Katrina will be an asset because of her playing career, her fresh perspective and competitiveness. It's a great fit."
Competing for the Bears from 2015-19, Carter was named to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2016. A dependable staple on the pitch throughout her tenure in Berkeley, she concluded her collegiate career finishing second on the team in points (22) and goals (10) in 2019.
Carter is also well known on the national level. Since 2018, she's represented her country on the U.S. Developmental National Team after enjoying her time as a member of the U.S. U21 squad from 2017-18.
After graduating from Cal with a degree in marine science, Carter built a strong coaching resume.
Most recently in 2020, Carter served as head varsity coach of the field hockey program at Presentation High School in San Jose. She also boasts a head coaching stint for the USA Field Hockey Futures/Nexus Program, which identifies and develops the nation's top athletes. The Gilroy native also served as a head coach at Bay Area field hockey clinics, a local and inclusive program for prospective field hockey athletes.