Fost will begin her third season as the Spartans head field hockey coach.
In Fost's second season, she led the Spartans to a 10-8 record and 4-1 in the vaunted CAC. The Spartans would earn a first-round bye and hosted nationally ranked Christopher Newport in the CAC tournament semifinals but would fall 2-1. Fost coached four all-conference players in 2018 with junior Greta Plappert, senior Lindsay Nye, and sophomore Dana Meehling all making first-team along with sophomore Julea Truskey earning second-team accolades. Plappert and Nye also earned first-team All-South Atlantic region honors while Meehling picked up a second-team honor. Plappert was also named a third-team All-American in 2018. Fost has now coached an All-American in back-to-back years after Ali Posey was a second-team selection in 2017.
Fost led the Spartans to a 12-6 record in her debut season as the head coach and took York to the semi-finals of the CAC championships.
Fost comes to the Spartan program from Bates College as she spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach for the Bobcats. Prior to her time at Bates, Fost was a graduate assistant coach at Goucher College during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns.
Fost is no stranger to the Capital Athletic Conference; she was a four-year letter winner at Salisbury University. Fost was a member of the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship Sea Gull squad. She was a team captain in 2010 and was a four-year member of the CAC All-Academic squad. Fost was a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection as a midfielder for the Sea Gulls. Salisbury went 71-11 during Fost's four years including a perfect 26-0 in CAC play. The Gulls also went 8-3 in the NCAA Tournament during Fost's time in the maroon and gold including the 2009 national championship.
Fost owns a BA of Science in exercise science from Salisbury while she also owns Masters degrees in athletic administration from Goucher (2015) and applied health physiology from Salisbury (2013). Fost owns a NSCA CSCS (National Strength Coaches Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification. She also owns a USA Field Hockey Level II Coaching accreditation.
- Asst. Field Hockey Coach
Taylor Fisher begins her second season as a member of the Spartans field hockey coaching staff.
Fisher was a two-time national champion at Shippensburg University where she also graduated with Bachelor's degrees in both marketing and management. Fisher was also a NFHCA first-team All-American during her senior year. Fisher made 80 starts in 81 career games as the anchor of the Shippensburg defense. As a senior, Fisher led a defense who led the country in Division II in goals against (0.46) and shutouts (14) while she compiled seven defensive saves, which ranked third-most in the nation. Fisher was an All-PSAC selection both her junior and senior seasons.
Fisher is a Lancaster native and played her high school field hockey at Conestoga Valley.
- Asst. Field Hockey Coach
Michele (Lobach) Cree enters her sixth season as a member of the Spartan field hockey coaching staff in 2019. Lobach served two years under Carly Zinn and remained on staff for Kaitlyn Hamilton in 2017.
Cree comes to York after compiling a stellar playing career at Lebanon Valley College from 2007-2010.
At LVC, Cree was named an NFHCA First-Team All-American as a junior and a Second-Team All-American as a senior. She earned NFHCA First-Team All-Region honors as a junior and senior, in addition to earning Second-Team All-Region accolades as a sophomore. Lobach also earned All-Commonwealth Conference honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior, in addition to being named the Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year.
Named a team captain her senior year, Cree finished out her collegiate career as Lebanon Valley's all-time career assists leader as she compiled 151 points on 53 goals and 45 assists. She also played a major role in leading LVC to four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Cree graduated from Lebanon Valley in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
A native of York County, Cree grew up in Hanover, Pa. and played high school field hockey at South Western High School.
- Asst. Field Hockey Coach
April Bastress begins her second season with the Spartans as a member of the field hockey coaching staff.
Bastress rejoins the Spartans after an illustrious career with the green and white. She was awarded CAC rookie of the year after a stellar freshman season. Bastress was a two-time all-CAC performer with one appearance on the first team in 2008 and one on the second team in 2007. She was also selected to the NFHCA second-team all-region team in 2008. Bastress accumulated 53 goals making her the most prolific goal scorer in Spartan history. Bastress also tallied 115 career points good for third all-time at York.
Bastress resides in York with her husband, Duane, and their daughter Cora. Duane was a two-time national champion wrestler for York.
- Volunteer Asst. Field Hockey Coach
Ali Posey returns to the Green and White as a volunteer assistant coach on the field hockey staff while she completes her studies for a nursing degree.
Posey joins the staff after a stellar career as a Spartan where she accumulated 50 goals and 20 assists in her career. Her 120 points total along with 50 goals both rank second all-time in York College history. Posey was a first-team all-CAC selection all four seasons at York. Posey earned the CAC Rookie of the Year honor after one of the best freshman seasons in school history. She also earned All-American accolades twice throughout her career.
An Airville native, Posey played her high school field hockey at Red Lion High School and was an all-state selection as well as a three-time YAIAA Player of the Year.