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May 1, 2023 — A major change at a major program at a crucial juncture

Jenn Weissbach, in her nine years as field hockey coach at Pottstown Hill School (Pa.), has brought her team from a pretty good Mid-Atlantic Prep League side to one which competed well on the national stage. Last fall, for example, the team went 19-1 and finished fourth in the Top 10.

But Weissbach won’t be coaching the side in 2023 and beyond. Last week, she announced that she would be departing to become the field hockey coach and dean of students at Andover Phillips Academy (Mass.), one of the nation’s best college preparatory schools.

Phillips Andover has done pretty well for itself in the “A” Division of the New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council since 2015, winning four championships.

A lot of the team’s success comes from head coach Kate Dolan, whose career at Andover spans some three decades.

But Weissbach is looking to write her own championship history, even as she leaves a program with four current age-group national team members and one which will be defending its PAISAA championship this fall.

That history has yet to be written.