Three Seasons (23-29 through 2017)
Zoe Adkins wrapped up her third season as head coach of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey program in 2017 (hiring release). The third head coach in program history, through three seasons at the helm in Rindge, Adkins has posted a 23-29 record (.442 winning percentage) over 52 games. Previously, she spent the 2014 season as the program's graduate assistant coach.
The 2017 season saw the second-largest single-season improvement in program history, as the team improved seven wins to a 10-7 mark, which included a 7-5 record in Northeast-10 play. The 10 wins were just one off the program record. Furthermore, the Ravens narrowly missed returning to the postseason for the first time since 2011, as the squad came up on the short end of a three-way tiebreaker for the final two spots in the NE10 Championship. Senior Carly Canavan wrapped up her career with her second All-NE10 selection, by landing on the Second Team, after a 5-7-17 campaign. Junior Raegan Moulton returned to the field after missing 2016 due to injury and earned All-NE10 Second Team honors as well, after leading the team in scoring with 8-6-22.
Canavan and fellow senior Meaghan Williams re-wrote large portions of the program record book in their final go-around in crimson and grey. Canavan finished her career as the program's all-time scoring leader (75 points), and also finished ranked second all-time in goals (31) and tied for third in assists (13). She was just the second player in program history to reach either the 30-goal or 70-point plateaus. For her part, among the program's goalkeeping records, Williams wrapped up her career as the all-time leader in wins (30) and shutouts (11), and also finished ranked second all-time in goals-against average (1.79).
The 2016 campaign saw the team take a step back to a 3-14 mark, which included an 0-12 record in Northeast-10 play, the program's first-ever winless season in conference play. While the team struggled to produce wins, the campaign was not without bright spots. The offense struggled to find goals, striking just 13 times in 17 games, but junior Carly Canavan provided nearly half that offense, with six goals. The half-dozen tallies moved her career total to 26 goals, just eight behind the program record.
Perhaps more impressive was the team's defensive effort. Over 17 games, the Ravens allowed just 26 goals, which added up to a 1.47 goals-against average, which was the second-best mark in program history, trailing only the 2003 campaign (1.40). The team surrendered just 219 shot attempts (12.9 per game) and 134 shots on goal (7.9 per game) on the season. Junior Meaghan Williams posted a 1.47 goals-against average, which was the third-best single-season mark for an individual goalkeeper in program history.
After taking over at the helm, Adkins' 2015 squad continued to build on the work she had done with the team as a graudate assistant the prior year. In her first year as the head coach, Adkins guided the squad to the third double-digit win campaign in school history, as the Ravens finished at 10-8. The record included a 5-7 mark in Northeast-10 play, which left the team two games out of postseason play.
The season, which was just one win off the program record, saw three Ravens lauded with awards at the end of Adkins' first season as a head coach. Sophomore forward Carly Canavan, who matched her freshman season with another 10-goal campaign, and senior back Natalia Bachelder, an anchor of the team's strongest defensive effort in over a decade, each earned All-Northeast-10 Second Team honors. Meanwhile, freshman midfielder Raegan Moulton posted a 10-point season in her inaugural campaign to earn Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team honors.
Rindge is the first collegiate head-coaching stop for Adkins, who spent her first year in Rindge as the graduate assistant coach under former head coach Meighan Allison, who departed after nine years at the helm prior to the 2015 campaign. Adkins' arrival at Franklin Pierce coincided with a resurgent 2014 squad, which used a strong second half to finish with an 8-10 record, eclipsing the team's win total from the 2012 and 2013 seasons combined.
Under Adkins' tutelage as a graduate assistant, several underclassmen helped rejuvenate the team's attack, none more than freshman forward Carly Canavan, who became the first Raven ever to tally 10 goals in a season before her junior campaign. At the other end of the field, freshman goalkeeper Meaghan Williams keyed a reinvigorated defensive effort, as the team posted its lowest goals-against average since 2011.
A four-year letterwinner at the University of Maine (bio), Adkins missed just two games in her career with the Black Bears, as she finished with 76 games played and tallied 11 goals and 12 assists for 34 points along the way. She split time between the back line and the midfield in Orono and produced nearly all of her career offense over her final two seasons in black and blue.
Adkins capped her career with 4-1-9 in her senior season in the 2012, on her way to hauling in Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Second Team and America East First Team All-Conference honors, in addition to a spot in the NFHCA Senior Game. As a freshman in 2009, she earned American East All-Rookie Team accolades. Maine advanced to the postseason in each of Adkins' four years on campus, but lost in the semifinal round of the America East Championship each time. After the conclusion of her player career, she spent one year as an assistant coach with the Black Bears before moving on to Franklin Pierce.
Originally from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Adkins graduated from Maine in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and physical education and is pursuing her master's degree at Franklin Pierce.
Career Record (23-29 (.442))
Franklin Pierce (three seasons: 23-29 (.442) overall, 12-24 (.333) Northeast-10)
2017: 10-7, 7-5 Northeast-10
2016: 3-14, 0-12 Northeast-10
2015: 10-8, 5-7 Northeast-10