Cory Ward

Head Womens Field Hockey Coach

Cory Ward enters his 18th season as the head coach of the Fighting Scots field hockey team in the fall of 2017. Ward also served as the head coach of the womens lacrosse program, a post he held from 2002-2006 and 2011-2014.

In his tenure with the field hockey program, the team has been a formidable force both in conference and regional play, compiling a 186-160 record and winning the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship in 2001 and 2013, giving them their first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. In 2014, Gordon finished as the runner-ups in the ECAC New England Championships.

Ward has coached two NFHCA All-Americans in Megan Benevides (2005) and Courtney Scott (2013), as well as three more who received All-New England recognition–Tambrey and Tenny Mentus, and most recently, Bailey Balmer.


Wendy Waldron

Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Wendy (Redcay) Waldron joined the Gordon Field Hockey staff as an assistant to Head Coach Cory Ward in the summer of 2013.

A 2010 graduate of the College, Waldron was a four-year member of the field hockey team, starting all but three games in her career in the blue and white. Helping anchor the Scots defense, she recorded two goals and two assists total and captained the team her senior year. For her efforts she was named to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Honorable Mention team in 2007 and First Team in 2009.

Waldron, who previously served as the freshmen team coach at Danvers High School, works primarily with the Scots defense.She and her husband Dan currently reside in Stoneham, Mass.

Mindy Brown

Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Mindy (Fowler) Brown joined the Gordon Athletic staff as a graduate assistant in the summer of 2013 after a successful career in both the Fighting Scots field hockey and womens lacrosse programs.

Under Head Coach Cory Wards guidance on the field hockey squad, Brown started every game of her four-year career, tallying seven goals and nine assists out of the Scots defensive midfield. Named team captain her senior year, she put a stamp on her final season by earning a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Second Team nod.

Having never played lacrosse before college, Brown was a three-year member of the Scots program and worked her way into a starting spot by her junior year, helping lead Gordon to a CCC Championship appearance in 2012.A native of Winslow, Maine, Mindy currently resides in Beverly, Mass.

Sarah Shannon

Assistant Field Hockey Coach

A four-year veteran of Gordon College Field Hockey, Sarah is excited to be returning to the program as a coach. In her time at Gordon Sarah played in 57 games and started in 27, and was a four-time recipient of NFHCA Division III National Academic Award. She graduated from Gordon College in 2015 with a B.A. in History and minors in Biblical Studies and Sustainable Development. Sarah also spent time in Sydney, NSW playing for Mirrabooka Hockey Club as a midfielder and striker.

A native of Chatham New Jersey, Sarah now resides in Beverly, Mass. and works for the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership at Gordon College.