Phone: (508) 929-8217
Coach Sallila begins her fourth year on the Worcester State bench in 2009 and third in the capacity of head coach after being promoted following the 2006 season.
Sallila also spent a year as an assistant coach for the Worcester State women's lacrosse team in 2007.
coaching career as an assistant coach at Springfield College
from 2001-2003 under head coach Dottie Potter Zenaty.
Coach Sallila is also active in several area camps which include serving as the camp director of the Revolution Field Hockey Camp at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA while she is also head coach of the futures program at the Massachusetts Elite and U19 sites.
also represents the LEC and MASCAC
on the ECAC
Division III New England Field Hockey Tournament selection committee.
As a 2001 graduate of Springfield College
was a standout sweeper for the Pride for four years, Coach Sallila
helped lead Springfield to the NCAA Division III National Championship game where the Pride fell to national champion William Smith, 1-0.
was voted to the Championship All-Tournament Team following the tournament.
efforts in 2000, the team captain was named to the Astroturf/NFHCA
Division III All-American First team, New England Regional East FirstTeam, NEWMAC Player of the Year as well as being selected as an ECAC First Team All-Star and chosen to play in the North/South Senior All-Star Game at Old Dominion.
In addition to her
exploits on the field, she
was named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad, NEWMAC Academic All-Conference
Team and granted a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Coach Sallila's other collegiate accomplishments included an Astroturf/NFHCA Division III New England East First team selection as well as a Division III National Third team selection in 1999.
was also selected to the NFHCA Division III National Academic and NEWMAC All-Conference
teams after that season.
Also in 1999, the Sallila helped the Pride reach the Final Four with a fourth place finish.
career at Springfield with 28 goals, which is seventh on their all-time list and she
was nominated to the NCAA Division III "Quarter-Century
Team" in November of 2005.
In high school, Coach Sallila
was a member of three-time Massachusetts State Champion Walpole High School field hockey team in 1994, 1995 and 1996 where she
career having never lost a high school game.
was an All-Scholastic selection for both the Boston Globe
and Boston Herald her
As an undergraduate Sallila helped out her
alter mater as a summer league coach from 1997-2000 and as a summer field hockey coach from 1996-1998.