Jana Withrow

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The few field hockey opponents who managed to score against Jana Withrow felt like celebrating. Withrow, from Alexis I. du Pont High, was the goalkeeper for the University of North Carolina’s
national champions in 1995, ’96 and ’97. As of 2013 her 46 career shutouts were still records for UNC and the Atlantic Coast Conference. In her junior year, Withrow allowed just 0.61 goals per game,
the nation’s best mark. As a freshman, her 14 shutouts and 0.43 goals-against average remain UNC and ACC records. Withrow was an All-American in 1996 and ’97. She was named to the ACC’s 50th
anniversary team in 2002 and the NCAA Division I 25th anniversary team in 2005. She was a member of the USA National team from 1997 to 2000. Withrow was Delaware’s Athlete of the Year in 1997, as
chosen by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association. After serving as an assistant coach at UNC and Columbia University, Withrow was Columbia’s head coach from 2008 to 2010. In her
first season as an assistant with the Lions, Withrow coached goaltender Gena Miller to first-team All-Ivy League honors and All-American recognition by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association
(NFHCA). Miller became the first-ever Columbia field hockey player to earn All-American honors. During her first two seasons with Columbia, Withrow helped the Lions to back-to-back 11-win
seasons.  In 2007, she helped guide Columbia to a second place finish in the Ivy League, while the five conference wins that season established a new program best.



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