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Saint Louis University Field Hockey
Saint Louis University Field Hockey

COACHING STAFF

DANIELLE BAUMGARDNER


Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Maryand
Graduating Year: 2013
Experience: 1st Year

Danielle Baumgardner was named the 14th head coach in Saint Louis field hockey history in July 2016. She first joined the Billikens as an assistant coach in August 2014, coming to Saint Louis after a successful playing career at the University of Maryland.

At Saint Louis, Baumgardner has helped Saint Louis field hockey as well as the St. Louis field hockey community. As the Billiken assistant coach, she helped develop practice plans and in-game tactics while maintaining the administrative duties of the program. Additionally, she is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, with which she has been affiliated as a student-athlete and now as a coach.

Since moving to the St. Louis region, Baumgardner has helped coach with the local AIM field hockey club. She also earned the title of St. Louis Level One Site Head Coach for the USA Field Hockey Futures program.

Prior to her arrival, Baumgardner spent time coaching for several club teams such as Freedom HKY Club and the U.S. Futures, as well as the Park School of Baltimore Middle School.

As a student-athlete at Maryland, Baumgardner (maiden name Kauffman) was a four-year letterwinner in the midfield. As a junior and senior she was awarded the team's Sabrina Salam Award for demonstrating an elite level of quality of life academically, socially and athletically while exemplifying the heart of a champion. During her time at Maryland, she helped the Terrapins to two Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and four Final Four appearances, resulting in two national championships in 2010 and 2011

Baumgardner is a 2013 graduate of Maryland with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at Saint Louis University. Baumgardner and her husband John were married in January 2016 and currently reside in St. Louis.

DOMINIQUE MASTERS


Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Northwestern
Graduating Year: 2017
Experience: 1st Year

Masters joined the Billikens for the start of the 2017 season after a highly decorated career as a player at Northwestern. Saint Louis is her first coaching destination.

Masters is one of the top field hockey players in Northwestern history. She is fifth in Wildcat history with 51 career goals and a two-time NFHCA All-Region honoree. Masters helped lead Northwestern to Big Ten championships in 2013 and 2014, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament each season. She was the field hockey team representative for the Northwestern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to her athletic prowess, Masters participated in Coach for College in Vietnam in the summer of 2015.

In high school, Masters, a native of Canterbury in the United Kingdom, competed nationally with the Kent County U15 and U17 teams, leading the team to a national championship and runner-up finish, respectively.