My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... making a difference and growing the game.
Ritz comes to Centercourt after serving one-year on the field hockey coaching staff at Montclair State University. During her time with the Red Hawks, Ritz helped the team to a 15-4 record while remaining in the top 10 rankings in Division III in 2018. The Red Hawks earned one of the five at- large bids and hosted a first round NCAA tournament contest against Smith College, making it their third straight appearance and eighth overall. Ritz helped student-athletes see All-NJAC, All-Region and All-American distinctions as three RedHawks were named to the All-American teams.
Ritz came to Montclair after serving two seasons as an assistant at Stevens Institute of Technology for the field hockey and women’s lacrosse programs. During her stint with the Ducks, Ritz helped the field hockey team to the Empire 8 Conference Tournament (2016), and produced student-athletes that were named to the NFHCA All-Region, ECAC, and Empire 8 All-Conference teams.
Ritz also mentored the goalkeepers on the women’s lacrosse team, and was influential in guiding Stevens to two Empire 8 Conference Championships and an appearance in the second round NCAA tournament in 2018. Alongside former head coach, Celine Cunningham, and first assistant, Meg Clements, Ritz was named to the Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year. Ritz joined the Stevens staff after working as a graduate assistant at New England College in Henniker, N.H., serving as a coach on both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse staffs.
In 2014, Ritz was the Head Field Hockey coach at Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville, NJ. She led the team to a 13-4 record making an appearance in the Sectional Final against Bridgewater Raritan. She earned All-CVC Co-coach of the year alongside legendary Notre Dame (Lawrence, NJ) field hockey coach, Barb Major.
Ritz currently holds a Level I USA Field Hockey Coach, TeamUSA SafeSport, and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach certifications. She has coached at various field hockey camps, clinics and events including: USA Futures, Regional Futures Tournament, Revolution Top of the Class [North & South], NFHCA Winter Escape House Teams, and Bryn Mawr Revolution Field Hockey Camp. Ritz is also in her second year on the Montclair State University field hockey coaching staff.