Event will be held on Sunday, January 27 in the Peterson Recreation Center.
The Friars attacked a two-day training session in leadership development and team building.
Wasser Lopes came to Providence after two seasons as an assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio). While at Miami, she served as the recruiting coordinator and assisted with the day-to-day operations of the field hockey program, including game preparation, scouting, practice planning, individual instruction, video analysis and team and individual scheduling. She also managed all facets of team travel for the program. She helped guide the Red Hawks to two-consecutive MAC Championship games (2009, 2010) and the program's first-ever MAC Regular-Season Title in 2010. Wasser Lopes was instrumental in the recruitment of the Red Hawk's rookie class during the team's successful 2010 campaign, of which five were members of the starting line-up and were important contributors.
In addition to her experience at Miami, Wasser Lopes also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division III Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. While there, she helped lead the Colonels to a school-record 18 wins and a No. 20 national ranking during the 2008 campaign.
Wasser Lopes also spent four years coaching with the International Field Hockey Club of Kentucky and two years coaching the Valley Styx Club. She spent six years working with the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, and in 2009 gained experience as a clinician at the National Coaches' Convention, where she presented as part of a defensive drill panel.
During the summer of 2012, Wasser Lopes served as a selector for the National Futures Championship for the U-16 division. She also earned her U.S. Field Hockey Level II Certification. During the summer of 2013, Wasser Lopes participated in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy from June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wasser Lopes was a four-year stand-out at Louisville from 2003-2006. She was a three-year team captain during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 campaigns, during which time she also earned All-BIG EAST Second-Team honors twice (2005-06). As a senior, Wasser Lopes was named to the NFHCA Division I All-West Region First Team. She was a Second-Team All-West Region selection in 2005 and earned Louisville's Female Anthem Leadership Award. During her first two seasons at Louisville, the Cardinals were members of the Mid-American Conference. During that time, Wasser Lopes was named All-MAC First Team (2004) and earned a spot on the MAC All-Tournament Team (2004).
Wasser Lopes was a two-time Team MVP and played in the 2006 NFHCA Senior All-Star Game. In addition to her success on the playing field, Wasser Lopes excelled in the classroom. She was a four-time NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree and two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
A native of Dallas, Pennsylvania, she attended Lake-Lehman High School. Wasser Lopes earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from Louisville in 2007, and completed her master's degree in instructional technology from Wilkes in 2009. She and her husband, Sam Lopes, who is entering his third season as head coach of the Providence College women's soccer team, were married in June 2015. The couple has one son, Jax, who was born in July .
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