third season as head field hockey coach at Cornell.Tambroni
has made an immediate positive impact on the team.In her
inaugural season in 1997, she
led the team to a 9-7 record and a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League.The nine victories tied the school record for wins in a season.The second-place finish with five wins in the Ivy League broke the school record of four which was set in 1991.Last year, the squad finished with a 6-9 record against a very tough schedule.
Before coming to Cornell, Tambroni
was the head field hockey coach at Towson University since 1994.In 1996 she
led the Tigers to an 11-7 record for the school's best slate since 1979.While at Towson, Tambroni
coached three regional All-Americans and five all-conference selections.Her
players broke both the school's individual and team scoring and assist records.She
posted a 22-27 record in her
three seasons with the Tigers.Towson's 6-10 record in 1995 was its best since the 1985 team posted a 7-7-1 mark.
Before taking the head coaching position at Towson, Tambroni
was an assistant field hockey coach at Yale from 1991-94.Her
Eli responsibilities were coaching the junior varsity team, evaluating and contacting prospective student-athletes, coordinating fundraising and supervising the off-season conditioning program.
While at Yale, Tambroni
was a sales representative in the athletic ticket office and was assistant ticket manager for The Volvo International Tennis Tournament.She
also served as the Weston (Conn.) High School girls' tennis coach in the spring of 1992, directing the team to a 9-3 record.
A 1991 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor of arts degree in general arts and sciences, Tambroni
was a Division I first-team All-American in 1990 and was a three-time regional All-America pick.In 1989, she
was named the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Player, and made the conference tournament team in 1989 and 1990.In 1989, she
was chosen as an alternate for the Under-21 U.S. National team.She
Nittany Lion career as the school's fourth-leading career goal scorer, tallying 43 times with 26 assists.In her
three years at Penn State, she
helped Coach Charlene Moret's squad compile a 54-13-2 record with three conference championships.The Lions played in the NCAA championship tournament three years in a row, reaching the semifinals in 1990 with a 21-4 record.Tambroni
has also worked with the United States Field Hockey Association as an administrative director of the futures program.In this role, she
acted as a liaison between 500 athletes, the coaching staff and the national office ; and supervised six months of Olympic development practice for the elite high school athletes in the Mid-Atlantic region.Tambroni
was an all-state field hockey player at Woodstock (Vt.) Union High School, playing for her
mother, Coach Yvonne Frates, who is a legend in Vermont scholastic athletics.