Christine Kemp
Christine Kemp
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802-468-6171
Email: christine.kemp@castleton.edu
Previous College: Skidmore '11

Christine Kemp took the reigns of the Spartan field hockey program in 2018, leading the team to a regular-season record of 15-5 with an 11-1 mark in Little East Conference play. The 11-1 record earned Kemp LEC Coach of the Year honors as Castleton claimed the Regular Season Championship. She guided the team to a program-record 11-game winning streak that spanned more than a month and featured 10 consecutive victories over LEC opponents, and three players landed First Team All-LEC recognition following the season.

Kemp came to Castleton after five years as the assistant coach at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where she helped the Thoroughbreds to an 80-27 record (.748). While Kemp was an assistant coach, Skidmore won three Liberty League championships, advanced to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament quarterfinals in 2014 and 2016, and reached the national semifinals in 2013.

Earning her bachelor's degree in 2011, Kemp was a two-sport athlete at Skidmore, excelling in field hockey where she was a three-time All-American and three-time Liberty League Player of the Year. She still holds the school records for most assists in a single season (22) and most career assists (62). She also played basketball for the Thoroughbreds, earning the team's defensive player of the year award as a senior captain in 2010-11.

Kemp started her coaching career at Bridgewater State University, joining the field hockey program as an assistant coach from 2011 to 2013 while pursuing her master's degree. The Bears compiled a 31-11 record over two seasons, winning back-to-back MASCAC championships and qualifying for the ECAC Divison III Field Hockey Tournament in both years, reaching the semifinals in 2011 and the finals in 2012.

Kemp is also currently the futures head coach and site director for USA Field Hockey, developing individual skills, team game, and offensive and defensive strategies in a training-only environment for U19 players. She also assisted in the start-up in March 2017 of the Thoroughbreds Club, a Saratoga County-based club program for interested field hockey players ranging in age from seven years old to 18 years of age.

A three-time NFHCA All-American as a student-athlete at Skidmore, Kemp was the Liberty League Player of the Year three times and was inducted into Skidmore's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018. A two time NFHCA North Atlantic Player of the Year, she ranked second in NCAA III assists per game in 2009 and 2010 and was fourth in points and sixth in goals per game in 2010. She set the program season assist (22) and points (72) record as a senior, leading Skidmore to its first 20-win season and an NCAA III Final Four appearance. On the basketball court, she was a team captain and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, finishing third in the Liberty League in assists. Kemp received the 2011 Skidmore Senior Athlete Award.