Hood Athletics Gears Up For New Season

By Elena Rowe, Staff Reporter

New athletics staff will work with students eagerly waiting to meet new people and try out for athlet-ic teams at Hood this upcoming academic year.

Susan Kolb, Ph.D., joined Hood in Jul. as the new athletic coordinator. Kolb’s experi-ence prior to Hood is a whirlwind.

Kolb gained experience at many school across the U.S., including George Mason University as an academic coordinator, Bluffton University as assistant coach, and the University of Southern California as an academic coordinator.

Chris Benassi joins Hood this year as the new head coach of track and field as well as cross country. Benassi was assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University in Florida in addition to working at various high schools in Maryland before coming to Hood.

Ann Andrews was newly added to the athletic team as part of the Field Hockey Program. She has had many accomplishments including working at Severna High School in Maryland for six years, earned a two-time Coach of the Year Award and earned similar honors with the Baltimore Sun and Capital Gazette.

The new coaches to the athletic depart-ment will surely excite students in the sports programs and teams.

The men’s soccer team announced that seven incoming freshmen will be added for the 2018 season.

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