EMILY TOWNSEND PRINCE
Emily is a three-time All-American field hockey player from Princeton University. From 1999-2203 she was All-Ivy, two-year captain, two-time recipient of the Thorp Von Dusen Goodfellow award (for her dedication to the sport) and competed Internationally on the US Junior National Team. During that time she was coached by and trained extensively with US Olympic players.
Emily graduated from The Taft School with First Team All-American honors in field hockey and lacrosse. She was also named MVP of the Western New England Prep School Association. Considered the top defensive field hockey recruit in the US in 1999, she knows first hand how to navigate the recruiting process.
As a coach, she is the former site director and coach of the US Field Hockey Futures Program, coach of the elite Fairfield County United club team, head of Greenwich Youth League, Director and Coach of the Wilton Youth Field Hockey Program, and member of the Harrow Sports Advisory Committee. Emily has conducted numerous clinics and pre-season camps to ready individuals and teams to play at their peak for towns in CT.
Mo Minicus graduated from Williams College in 1990. She was a two time All American in Field Hockey, as well as the first-ever First Team All-American women's lacrosse player from Williams College. Upon graduation, she received the Purple Key Trophy which is awarded to a senior male and female athlete who best exemplify leadership, team spirit, ability and character. From 1990-1992, Mo completed a graduate assistantship from Tufts University where earned a Masters in Education, while serving as the assistant field hockey and women's lacrosse coach. After Tufts, Mo was hired as the Head Varsity Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. She coached from 1992-1996, posting a 48-16 record in field hockey and winning the 1995 ECAC Championship. From 1996-1999, Mo taught physical education and coached field hockey, squash and lacrosse at Rye Country Day School. Then in 1999, she moved to Darien and has been the Head Varsity Field Coach since 2000.
Mo's coaching awards while at Darien are as follows: FCIAC Coach of the Year 2003, 2007, 2008; CHSCA Coach of the year 2003, 2008; FCIAC Fall Sports Coach of the Year 2007; Outstanding Coach of the Year in CT 2009; NFHCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year 2010; NFHCA National Coach of the Year 2010; Fairfield County Sportsperson of the Year 2011; NFHCA Southern NE Coach of the Year 2013, CT High School Hall of Fame inductee 2014; FCIAC Coaching Hall of Fame inductee 2016; New Agenda - Northeast Hall of Fame 2018.
Mo is a lifelong coach of field hockey and cannot imagine doing anything else but teaching, coaching and inspiring girls to love the sport she loves.