|Alma Mater:||Quinnipiac '06|
Cheryl (Torino) Canada will be joining field
hockey coach Becca Main's coaching staff for her fifth
season as the Bobcats' first assistant. Canada was a four-year
letterwinner for Quinnipiac, playing from 2002 through 2006.
A forward for Quinnipiac, Canada was proficient
at the right wing and was known for her powerful cross ball as well
as her speed in transition. During her time as a Bobcat, Quinnipiac
won the 2003 Northeast Conference Championship and competed in the
NCAA Division I play-in game.
Prior to returning Quinnipiac Canada was an
assistant coach at North Branford (Conn.) High School, where she
also attended, for field hockey and lacrosse in 2005-07. While
coaching the North Branford field hockey team, they captured the
2006 Class S State Championship. Their first state title in 30
In 2007-08 Canada served as the first assistant
for the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.
In 2012, Canada earned her USA Field
Hockey Level 2 certification. She has been involved with the USA
Field Hockey for the past six years serving as a coach for the
Futures Program. This past year Canada served as Head Coach and
Site Director for the Connecticut U19, U16 and U14 site.
Canada's coaching experience also includes
coaching various camps and clinics.
Canada graduated from Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s of science degree in sociology with a minor in history in 2006. Cheryl and her husband Zac resides in Guilford, CT.