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March 7, 2019 — A retirement in New England, hardly noticed except for her players

A few blocks north of Brown University sits Providence Moses Brown (R.I.), the eighth-oldest college preparatory school in the United States.

Moses Brown has also had a heck of a run in the last few years when it comes to field hockey. This past year, the Quakers finished 15-2, including a win over public-school power Walpole (Mass.), and finished a win short of a seventh state championship under head coach Leslie Caito-Jones.

Caito-Jones, nominated the last two seasons for this sites United States Coach of the Year award, has announced her retirement.

“I can never say never because it’s not how I am, but I don’t plan to go anywhere else,” Caito-Jones tells The Providence Journal. “I wouldn’t go anywhere else in Rhode Island to coach high school field hockey.”

Caito-Jones will be spending at least the next three years watching her daughter Kennedy playing field hockey for Moses Brown, not coaching her.

“It’s time for me to allow my daughter to have her time at Moses Brown and for it to be about her and not about her being the daughter of the coach,” Caito-Jones tells the Journal. ”I’m just so happy and grateful I spent a year with her.”