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Jill Dedman enters her second season as the goalkeepers coach at Indiana University. Dedman came to Indiana after spending time on the U.S. National Team and as the lead goalkeeper and defense coach for Rush Field Hockey in San Diego, Calif.
In her first season with the Hoosiers, Dedman guided IU's Alex Mann to 14 wins, a 1.89 goals against average and 80 saves in 21 games. The Hoosiers reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history after finishing second in league standings and reaching the Big Ten Tournament title game.
Between 2004-07 she was an assistant coach at the University of Albany, where she assisted in recruiting, organizing team travel and on-field coaching. While at Albany, Dedman helped lead the team to its first ever America East Conference regular season title.
Dedman, who received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston College, has played on the U.S. National Team for five years, competing with current IU assistant coach Kelly Doton for two years. She competed in the 2008 Argentina 4 Nation Tournament, on the 2007 Netherlands Tour Team, the 2007 AtaHoldings Champions Challenge Team, the 2006 USA Development Team, the 2002 World Cup Team, at the 2002 Japan 6 Nations International and the 2002 Champion's Challenge Team.
She also played on the U.S. Indoor Field Hockey team between 2005-07 and she earned a silver medal at the 2006 Indoor Pan American Cup.
Dedman was a two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year (1998, 2000) for Boston College, and was a 1999 All-American, a three-time regional All-American, and a four-time Academic All-American. She earned First Team All-BIG EAST honors in 1998 and 2000, and was a four-time Academic All-BIG EAST honoree. She will be inducted into the into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Oct. 23, 2010.
In 2008, Dedman co-founded Full Circle Hockey in San Diego where she conducted clinics specializing in instruction in basic skills, decision making and game play for goalkeepers. She also conducted a shoot and save clinic, which focused on various shooting techniques for the field players and saving techniques for goalkeepers.
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