Jessica Seren begins her 10th season at Geneseo in 2017 and enters her third year as the Senior Woman Administrator for the department. The winningest coach in the 20-year history of the program, Seren owns a 103-69 record. She became the first Geneseo coach to achieve 100 career victories in a 1-0 victory at Utica (Oct. 20, 2016).
Last season, Seren was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, leading the Knights to a SUNYAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid, the team's first since 2010. After starting the season with one win in its first nine games, the squad won eight consecutive matches for the second-longest winning streak in team history. Morgan Maley '18 and Giovanna Fasanella '18 each received NFHCA honors and were named first-team all-conference. Tess Necaise '19 and Cara Stafford '18 also garnered all-conference honors.
Seren has mentored the only two All-Americans in program history, including Kayla DeAngelis '14, who finished her career as the Knights' leader in career points (134), career goals (55), single-season points (59) and single-season goals (24) before being named a third-team honoree as a senior. Michelle Mikovich '11 also landed third-team recognition as a senior after completing her career as Geneseo's all-time assist leader (36).
In 2010-11, Seren guided the Knights to a program-best 18 wins against just two losses, the program's first SUNYAC championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Seren came to Geneseo after serving as an assistant coach for one season at SUNY Cortland, gaining experience in all facets of an intercollegiate field hockey program including contest and practice management, recruiting of qualified student-athletes, scouting of opponents, budget management and compilation of statistics.
Her professional experiences include two event management internships at SUNY Cortland and an athletic administration internship at the University of Rochester along with numerous field hockey coaching clinics and camps.
A 2006 graduate of Cortland, Seren was a starter for the Red Dragons for four seasons. She earned second team All-Region from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on three occasions, was a three-time All-SUNYAC selection and was the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year in 2002. The Red Dragons participated in the NCAA Tournament in each of her four campaigns, reaching the tournament semifinal round on two occasions.
A native of Gloversville, New York, Seren holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Cortland and completed a master’s degree in athletic administration from SUNY Brockport.