Brittany Hansrote
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- DeSales University athletics director Scott Coval has announced Brittany Hansrote as the next head coach beginning immediately.

Hansrote is a 2009 graduate of Mansfield University where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in travel and tourism.

Hansrote was a four-year starter on the Mansfield field hockey team and served as a co-captain as both a junior and senior with the Mounties. She earned NFHCA All-American honors in 2008 (second team) and '09 (first team) and was also named a second-team All-American by www.womensfieldhockey.com as a junior and senior. In addition she earned All-PSAC second-team honors in 2007 and '08 before earning first-team honors as a senior. She was also named All-ECAC in 2009.

Following graduation at Mansfield, Hansrote worked with the BDO Junior World Field Hockey Cup before spending the next two years as a sports travel agent. In 2011, she was the assistant varsity coach and head JV coach at her alma mater, Pennridge High School, where she was named Most Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior, before moving into the collegiate ranks spending 2012 and '13 as an assistant coach at Bryn Mawr College and Kutztown University. Hansrote is also the U-14, U-16 and U-19 coach for the Mystx Field Hockey Club based out of Feasterville, Pennsylvania.

"I am extremely honored to be named the next field hockey coach at DeSales University. It feels great knowing that I will be representing a university that already has an outstanding reputation both academically and athletically," Hansrote said. "Furthermore, I'm beyond excited to join an institution that holds the same core values and beliefs that I believe to be true. I am eager to bring my skills and knowledge of the game of field hockey to DeSales, and look forward to making great strides in the future."

"Brittany's success as a player and her experience coaching collegiate athletes make her a great fit for our program and our university," Coval said. "We are confident Brittany will provide the leadership needed to build a successful field hockey program."