Lynchburg Field Hockey Camps
Jenni Smith | Assistant Coach
Jenni Smith starts her third season at Lynchburg College this fall as an assistant coach for the LC field hockey team.
Smith competed at Michigan State University for four seasons from 2011-15. She was tabbed as a Big Ten Player to watch as a senior. She started all games in her final three seasons, having played in all games as a freshman. As a junior, Smith was pivotal when the Spartans captured the BIG conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Her junior campaign was her best statistically, with 21 assists and three goals, where she ranked second in the Big Ten in assists.
A native of Kinross, Scotland, Smith was a member of the U16 and U18 Scotland hockey squad for four years, playing against other home nations in international competition. She also trained with the U21 Scotland indoor team. She played for Grove Menzieshill hockey team in the European Club Hockey Indoor Championships in Ukraine in February 2010 and at the European Club Hockey Outdoor Championships in Ireland in April 2011. In February 2014, she played in the European Club Indoor Hockey Trophy in Vienna, Austria, coming in fourth with Dundee Wanderers. Smith plays with the Scottish Indoor Champions, Dundee Wanderers, when she returns home during Christmas vacations and will be hoping to help them secure their seventh scottish title this year, ensuring another European Championship. Smith was captain of her region, Midland, field hockey team at U16 & U18, both indoor and outdoor, as well as her school field hockey team for three years.
Smith coached field hockey summer camps at Michigan State, as well three years with USA Futures-Great Lakes. In Kinross, she also coached middle school children for five years while was in high school. As a lead up to the London Olympics, Smith was elected one of two Young Ambassador Representatives for Perth & Kinross to talk, encourage, demonstrate and engage school children in leading an active and healthy lifestyle through participation in various activities.
Smith coached field hockey with Skoolsports in Pennsylvania during the summer of 2016 and also competed with Blue Ridge in the Virginia Commonwealth Games, taking the silver medal.
Smith graduated in Spring 2015 from MSU with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in sociology. She completed her M.Ed. in educational leadership from Lynchburg this past May.
Nicole Marburger | Assistant Coach
Nicole Marburger begins her second season this fall as an assistant coach for the Lynchburg field hockey team.
Marburger returned to her alma mater in 2016 after spending two years at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where she was the assistant for field hockey and women's lacrosse.
Marburger graduated from Lynchburg College in 2014 with a degree in business administration and sport management and was student-athlete undering head coach Enza Steele.
The Boyertown, Pa., native played field hockey all four years at Lynchburg and had an impressive career. The defenseman saw a large amount of playing time in her freshman season, and it grew each year as she developed into a key part of the Lynchburg back line. Marburger accumulated 12 goals and 17 assists in her four-year career for the Hornets and collected All-Region, All-State and All-ODAC honors her junior and senior years.
Karren Mann | Assistant Coach
Karren Mann joins the Lynchburg field hockey program in 2017 as an assistant coach specializing in goalkeeper instruction.
Mann began her coaching career at her alma mater, Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) in her hometown of Fredericksburg, Va., where she specialized in goalkeepers for both field hockey and lacrosse. Her instruction earned her players All-American and all-conference honors. After coaching at Mary Washington, Mann went to on to coach the women’s lacrosse team at George Mason University for two seasons.
Her love of coaching goalkeepers brought her to James Monroe High School as an assistant coach. Her keepers earned first team All-District, first team all-region, and first-team all-atate honors and continued on to NCAA Division I careers.
Mann resumed her college coaching at ODAC rival Randolph-Macon from 2006-16. During her tenure, her keepers earned All-ODAC, All-State, and national honors.
At Mary Washington, Mann was a three-sport athlete in field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse.