Germantown Academy graduate Jackie Connard heads into her eighth season as head coach of the Patriots.
Connard is a 2006 graduate of GA where she was a member of the varsity field hockey program.
In 2021, GA finished the season with a 7-14-2 overall record, and a 5-4-1 Inter-Ac League record.
The 2019 Patriots went 9-11-2 overall and 6-4 in league play.
The 2018 season was very successful for GA. Under Connard's watch, the team went 15-5-1 overall and 8-1-1 in the Inter-Ac League. The team won the league title for the first time in 12 years in 2018, but fell in the PAISAA Championship to Episcopal Academy in a shootout.
During the 2017 season, the Patriots went 14-6 and lost in the finals of the PAISAA tournament. They went 6-4 in the Inter-Ac and had four players honored as All-Inter-Ac performers during the year.
In 2016, the Patriots went 14-7 and fell in the quarterfinals of the PAISAA, but finished the year strong with an 8-0 win over William Penn Charter on GA-PC Day.
Following her graduation from GA, Connard played field hockey for four years at Brown University. She earned four varsity letters, was a two-time captain of the Bears and won several team awards during her collegiate career. Connard earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2010 and was a D.W. Lyman Scholar all four years.
After completing her first year of a Master of Architecture degree at Boston Architectural College, Connard currently works as a designer at Ellen Happ Architect in Doylestown.
Connard inherited the Patriots’ field hockey program from her former coach, Ginny Hofmann 1760, who retired from coaching following a 15-9 record during the fall 2014 season.
In her first season with the Patriots, the team went 16-7, besting Hofmann's record from the year before. However, for the second straight season, the Patriots fell in the semi-finals of the PAISAA to the Episcopal Academy.
(Updated on 7/20/22)