Ashley Irwin

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The 2015-16 season marks Ashley Irwin's second season as Keystone College's head field hockey coach

The 2015-16 season marks Ashley Irwin's second season as Keystone College's head field hockey coach and will be her first as the Giants' head women's lacrosse coach. Irwin, who was a four-year starter at King’s College, took over the Giants’ field hockey program just before the start of the 2014 season after coaching three sports at local high schools and was named Keystone's head women's lacrosse coach in November of 2015.

Irwin guided the Giants’ field hockey team to their first CSAC playoff appearance this past fall as Keystone returned to the postseason for the first time since 2012. Irwin’s squad has posted nine wins over the past two season while going 8-8 in Colonial States Athletic Conference play and the Giants had six players earn All-Conference awards in 2015. Senior defender Adrienne Mellot was a First Team All-CSAC selection, sophomore midfielder Shelby Croasdale earned Second Team All-CSAC honors, while sophomore forward Rebecca Dempster, sophomore forward Genesis Pacheco, senior defender Justine Firmstone, and senior goalie Amy Denmon were all Honorable Mention All-CSAC honorees.

Named as Keystone's field hockey coach just days before the 2014 season, the Giants posted a 4-14 overall record in Irwin's first season and finished tied for fourth in the CSAC with a 3-4 mark in conference play, but missed out on a playoff berth by virtue of a tiebreaker.

Irwin coached the Coughlin High School’s girl’s lacrosse varsity team for four years from 2012-2015. As an assistant coach in 2013, Irwin helped the Crusaders post a 7-4 record and qualify for postseason play in just their second year of competition. The following season, Irwin was elevated to co-head varsity coach and led Coughlin to a 12-4 record and a third place finish in the PIAA District II playoffs. The Crusaders had six players named to the All-Star team while three seniors from that team will further their playing careers at the collegiate level.

In the offseason, Irwin has remained active in the coaching circuit by serving as an instructor at numerous camps and programs, spending three years as the Assistant Camp Director at the BCMC Field Hockey Camp in Birdsboro, PA and three years as an instructor at both the Eastern Field Hockey Camps and the King’s College Field Hockey Camp.