Maya Herm was hired as the assistant field hockey coach in the summer of 2016. Herm, a graduate of Dartmouth College, comes to the Jumbos from MIT where she was a volunteer assistant, as well as being the Head Coach of Boston College Club program, and will help McDavitt-Mattera with all aspects of program development.
Herm graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 where she was a captain of the team her senior year and was selected to Second Team All-Ivy. Herm was one of the top 5 leaders in points on the team for her senior fall in 2012 - contributing to the most successful season the program had in over 12 years, and leading the team to finish second in the Ivy League with the team's only loss coming to the eventual NCAA National Champion - Princeton. Following graduation Herm continued playing, spending a year in the Netherlands playing for Gooische Dames 1, a team in one of the top three Dutch competition levels.
"We are very excited to welcome Maya to the staff of the field hockey program," McDavitt-Mattera said. "Her knowledge of the game and her playing experience is going to bring another dimension to the coaching staff and our program. Her coaching experience with many different programs is a great fit for our program and we are thrilled to have her on board."
Originally from Bethesda, MD, Herm was voted Player of the Year by local papers, All-State by Maryland coaches, and was awarded an NFHCA South Region All-American during her final high school season. Herm began her coaching career while in college as she coached the Jackals Field Hockey club team and local camps in her area. During her time in the Netherlands she was the head coach of a top Naarden Boys U16 team in the spring of 2014. In addition, Herm has coached at the Sportways EHF Camp of Excellence in Barcelona for the past three summers, and led her team in 2015 to win the championship game. The camp includes elite players from all over the world, many of whom play for their respective youth national teams.
Since Spring 2015, Herm has coached locally in Boston. She coached for Cape Anne Field Hockey Club, working as the head coach and the Head of Youth Development. During the fall of the 2015 season she was both the head coach of the Boston College Club Field Hockey team in addition to being the co-head coach of the Shady Hill Middle School team.
Off the field at Dartmouth Herm graduated with a major in Spanish and Studio Art and a minor in International Studies. She was the Dorothy Levitt Leadership award winner during the fall of 2012 and was on the Senior Executive Committee with the Office of Alumni Relations at Dartmouth.