ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Liza Casella
Liza Casella
Title: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Wake Forest '11

Casella has been part of a Crimson coaching staff that has turned around the Harvard field hockey program. In 2014, the Crimson posted a 10-7 overall record, the most victories since 2004. Harvard also finished the year with a 4-3 record in the Ivy League, the first winning record among conference foes since 2007. On an individual level, Harvard had five All-Ivy League selections in 2014, including first team honoree Kyla Cordrey, who also garnered a NFHCA All-Northeast Region second team nod.

Before joining the Harvard field hockey coaching staff, Liza Casella played for Wake Forest in the ACC. Casella played in 77 games, making 75 starts for the Demon Deacons. A defender, who was a member of the APC and DPC units, Casella finished her playing career with four goals, 10 assists and four defensive saves. She was an NFHCA All-South Region second team selection, as well as a choice for the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2008 before concluding her career with a spot in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game.