Entering her eighth season with the UConn field hockey coaching staff, Cheri
Herr works primarily with the goaltenders.
During the 2004 season, Herr’s expertise proved to be a key factor at UConn. The
team allowed just 0.57 goals per game to its opponents, which ranked first
nationally and helped earn goalkeeper, Melissa Bostwick, second-team All-America
The Huskies have consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders in fewest goals
allowed during her tenure.
“Cheri brings a wealth of goalkeeping experience to our program,” UConn head
coach Nancy Stevens said. “She has developed two All-America goalkeepers during
her five years on the coaching staff. Cheri is a tireless worker who always puts
the needs of the team first. We are very fortunate to have her in our program.”
Herr came to UConn from Providence College, where she served as an assistant
coach for two years under head coach Bill Davidson. The Friars made the BIG EAST
Field Hockey Tournament, eventually losing to UConn in the championship game in
Prior to her stint at Providence, Herr was an assistant field hockey coach at
Fairfield University during the 1998 season, when they captured their first-ever
Patriot League title. She also served as a graduate assistant at Syracuse, her
alma mater, from 1996-1998.
While at Syracuse, Herr was a four-year starter in goal for the Orangewomen.
During her career, Syracuse went a combined 54-23-6, won two BIG EAST
Championships and made two NCAA appearances under the direction of head coach
Kathleen Parker. Herr, a member of the BIG EAST All-Conference Team in 1993 and
1995 and an All-America selection in 1995, is Syracuse’s current record holder
for career saves, save percentage, goals against average, single game saves and
shutouts at Syracuse. She was named the MVP of the 1995 BIG EAST Tournament.
Herr is a native of New Holland, Pa. She graduated from Syracuse in 1996 with a
bachelor degree in Physical Education.
Herr is also involved in the USFHA Futures Program. She has served as a coach in
the program since 1996 and was named Site Director of New York State Central
Region in 1998.
In October 2004, Herr was inducted into the Hall of Fame at her alma mater,
Garden Spot (Pa.) High School.