Aug. 22, 2005
New Haven, CT - Abby Ostruzka, a former UConn standout, has been named an assistant coach at Yale. A key part of the Huskies' No. 1-ranked defense in 2004, she now will work with the Bulldog defense.
A sweeper and team captain at UConn, Ostruzka earned NFHCA All-America status her senior year and was selected for the NFHCA Division I North/South All-Star Game. She was also a two-time STX/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region All-America selection and was named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as a senior.
During Ostruzka's time at UConn, the Huskies won four regular-season BIG EAST titles and three BIG EAST tournament titles. They also made four NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to the Elite Eight twice (2000 and 2003).
Ostruzka served as a coach for the Huskies in the spring of 2005. She has extensive experience working camps, including four years at the Connecticut Elite Field Hockey Camp in Storrs.
Ostruzka has a B.S. and an M.A. in education from UConn. She was a three-time selection to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and four-time selection to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team.
Ostruzka is originally from Riverside, Conn., and attended Greenwich High.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity