MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College volleyball program and head coach Braden Zamore announced the addition of Torie Howdeshell as an assistant coach for the Hawks on Monday.
"We are fortunate and excited to add Torie to the Saint Anselm volleyball family," Zamore commented. "Torie's passion and love for the sport of volleyball are unmatched. Torie comes from a family with a strong background in volleyball and has grown up watching, learning and playing the game since she was little."
Howdeshell came to Saint Anselm after serving as an assistant coach for the men's program at Lehman College in the Bronx, N.Y. There, she helped guide the Lightning to a 15-11 record and a spot in the City University of New York (CUNY) Athletic Conference semifinals.
"I am really thankful to Braden and the whole athletic family for giving me this opportunity to work with such a talented team," Howdeshell said. "I am excited with the way the program is progressing and can't wait to see how this season will reflect the hard work the student-athletes bring to the court every day."
Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Howdeshell attended Western New England University, where she played in 62 matches as a defensive specialist over three seasons. In her senior year, Howdeshell led the team in aces (49) and added 157 digs, as the Golden Bears finished 21-10 and advanced to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament championship match.
Howdeshell graduated from Western New England in 2017 with a degree in neuroscience and was named to the All-CCC Academic Team in 2016. She was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society in 2017.
"Torie's high-level playing experience in high school and college will help her develop our team and especially our defensive specialists and team defense," Zamore added. "Torie is a student of the game and someone who will bring a competitive and wonderful perspective to our program as a coach."