Originally from Barre, Vermont, Lisa McNamara is a driven individual currently entering the consulting field in Boston, with aspirations of becoming a D1 college coach. A Rice Memorial High School alum, Lisa’s passion lies in providing young girls with the enriching field hockey experiences she enjoyed. As a high school athlete, she played four years of varsity field hockey and lacrosse, along with two years of varsity ice hockey.
Lisa’s leadership shone through as a two-year captain for field hockey and lacrosse, and a one-season captain for the ice hockey team. Her achievements include being named MAX Field Hockey Vermont Player of the Year and Preseason Player of the Year in 2018, as well as earning MAX Field Hockey All-New England Second Team (2017) and First Team (2018) honors. The Burlington Free Press recognized her as Player of the Year in 2018, and she was crowned Vermont Girl’s Athlete of the Year in 2019.
Transitioning to college, Lisa excelled academically and athletically at Providence College. She was a consistent presence on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team from 2019 to 2023 and earned a spot on the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad in the same years. Her contributions to the team were further acknowledged with awards such as the Jane Thompson Award in 2023 and the Field Hockey Pride Is An All-The-Time-Thing Award in 2021 and 2022. Lisa also showcased her leadership off the field by serving two terms as VP of communications for the student-athlete advisory council.
In her college field hockey career, Lisa played 77 games, starting 56 of them, and scored 10 goals with 16 assists, totaling 34 points. Her impressive record includes 4 game-winning goals, all achieved wearing jersey #4. Lisa McNamara’s journey reflects her commitment to both academic excellence and athletic prowess, setting the stage for her future endeavors as a coach.