CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Assistant to the Athletic Director for Sports Performance & Campus Recreation Jonnie Jenkins '07 has announced the hiring of 2019 Washington College graduate Clare Ingersoll as an assistant sports performance coach.
Ingersoll joins the sports performance staff after serving as a student intern her senior year. During the internship she learned about different coaching styles and techniques and assisted student-athletes during team lifts. During the summer of 2018 she was a monitor in the College's Johnson Fitness Center where she ensured that the weight room and equipment were properly maintained.
Jenkins is excited to have Ingersoll on board.
"We are extremely lucky to have Clare as part of our Sports Performance team for the 2019-2020 academic year," notes Jenkins. "Her grit, determination, and success in the weight room and on the field as a Washington College student-athlete will speak volumes to the athletes she will be working with every day. Clare will continue to bolster and elevate our Sports Performance department. She sees and understands the importance of a 360 athletic performance model."
She is currently a USA Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach and plans to obtain her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in August.
In April 2019, Ingersoll was the female recipient of the Iron Goose Award which is given to the senior male and senior female student-athlete who, in the opinion of the Sports Performance staff, by cooperation, dedication, enthusiasm and leadership achieved the most in their four years of performance development at Washington College.
After spending her first semester of her freshman year at Dickinson, Ingersoll transferred to Washington College where she was a three-year member of the field hockey team. In 47 career games for the Shorewomen, 31 starts, Ingersoll had eight goals and three assists for 19 points as she helped Washington reach the Centennial Conference Tournament in 2017. As a senior she had career-bests in goals (4), assists (2) and points (10) and was Shorewomen Field Hockey's representative on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. The Chestertown native was a three-time member of both the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll (2016-18) and NFHCA National Academic Squad (2016-18).
The Chestertown native participated this past December at the Snell-Shillingford Symposium, a weekend affair where female undergraduate students attend seminars on various issues pertaining to coaching and athletics. Participants at this symposium come from the Centennial Conference's 11 member schools.
Ingersoll earned a B.A. in Psychology from the College in May with a minor in Hispanic Studies.