Faculty Liaison Program

The Haverford College Athletic Department is committed to integrating athletics within the educational mission of the college and creating and supporting a culture of success which encourages and supports each student athlete's pursuit of both academic and athletic excellence.

Haverford College's Faculty Liaison program is designed to support student-athletes by increasing communication and strengthening connections among student-athletes, coaches and faculty. By creating a stronger network around the student-athletes, we hope to maximize the potential for each student-athlete to reach his/her goal of excellence in both academic and athletic pursuits.

  • Promote mutual appreciation and increase communication among student-athletes, coaches and faculty
  • Expand the support network and resources for student-athletes
  • Create a more solid bridge between the academic and athletic worlds of student-athletes
  • Increase the attraction for top high school scholar athletes

The program is flexible in encouraging a broad range of activities from which faculty members can pick those that meet their scheduling needs while not requiring an unreasonable time commitment:

  • Be available to counsel athletes with academic and other conflicts they may encounter
  • Stop by a practice and/or a game
  • Sit on the bench or shadow the coach
  • Attend an away game
  • Participate in team dinners, banquets or other activities in a less structured setting
  • Get to know the team members by name – build relationships
  • Share a Dining Center meal with team members and/or coaches – breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Stay involved / connected out of season
  • Serve as a recruiting contact for potential Haverford students
  • Participate in a team's community service project

If you are interested in volunteering to be a faculty liaison for one of our varsity athletic programs or in gathering more information, please contact Wendy Smith: w1smith@haverford.edu or 610-896-1120. Faculty children are more than welcome to participate with their parents.

Faculty Liaisons

Team Professor Department Phone
Baseball John Dougherty Computer Science 4993
Men's Basketball Anne Preston Economics 1059
Women's Basketball Kate Heston Biology 1369
Cricket Dan Weiss   1021
Men's and Women's Fencing Maud McInerney English 1156
Field Hockey Paul Smith History 1068
Men's Lacrosse Dave Owens Economics 4295
Women's Lacrosse Louise Charkoudian Chemistry 2994
Men's Soccer Casey Londergan Chemistry 1217
Women's Soccer Ken Koltun-Fromm Religion 1026
Softball TBA    
Men's Squash Jesse Lytle    
Women's Squash Jesse Lytle    
Men's Tennis Robert Germany Classics 1801
Women's Tennis William Williams Fine Arts  1259
Men's XC, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Bruce Partridge Astronomy Emeritus  
Women's XC, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Bruce Partridge Astronomy Emeritus  
Volleyball Jen Lilgendahl Psychology 1236