- Field Hockey
Saint Francis High School Names
Nicole Ng Head Field Hockey Coach
May 5, 2016, Mountain View, Calif. – Saint Francis High School is pleased to announce that Nicole Ng has been appointed the new head field hockey coach. A 2004 graduate of Saint Francis High School, Ng majored in molecular biology with a certificate in neuroscience and was a 4-year starter on the field hockey team at Princeton University. Before moving on to win three Ivy League titles with the Tigers, Nicole played on the U.S. U19 National Team and was an NFHCA National and West-Regional All-American and the 2003 San Jose Mercury News field hockey player of the year. In 2011-2012, Nicole returned to Saint Francis to teach, and helped coach the field hockey team to a CCS Championship as an assistant to long time head coach Kathy Lincoln. Nicole will return this fall as the head varsity coach after Kathy Lincoln stepped down at the end of this past season. Outside of coaching, Nicole has worked for the past four years researching human cognition and contributing to product development at Lumos Labs, and continues to play field hockey for the Olympic Club and the USFHA High Performance Program.
"We are very excited to have Nicole back on campus and once again coaching our girls in field hockey,” said Director of Athletics Michael Pilawski. “Nicole’s passion for our school and the sport of field hockey is unmatched, and we could not be more excited for her leadership in taking over our program."
“I would like to thank Mr. Pilawski and Mrs. Tennant for this opportunity,” said Ng. “It is an honor and a privilege to return to my alma mater and take over the program from one of my mentors, Kathy Lincoln.”
Ng takes over for Kathy Lincoln, who is stepping down from her coaching duties but remaining at the school as a full-time teacher. “Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude I have for Kathy Lincoln and the job she has done as our head field hockey coach here at Saint Francis High School,” said Pilawski. “Kathy started this program 17 years ago and quickly built it into one of the most successful programs in the area, winning six CCS championships during her time as head coach. In 2003, Kathy was honored as the CCS Honor Coach of the Year and in 2008 the CIF Model Coach of the Year. The pride, enthusiasm and work ethic that our girls field hockey program has established under Kathy’s leadership have been remarkable. We cannot thank her enough for this leadership, guidance and direction the past 17 years.”