Samantha Landis-Schoessow is in her fourth season as the Concordia University Wisconsin field hockey head coach in 2019. Landis-Schoessow, who built the Falcons program beginning in 2016, has the future looking bright for CUW Field Hockey.
The Falcons won six games in year one under Landis-Schoessow. Included in those six wins was a victory in the only home game of the season, a 6-0 decision over Lindenwood Belleville. The Falcons home contest featured the second-largest crowd in NCAA Division III history. Landis-Schoessow followed that up with a 5-9 record in year two, which included a transition into the Southern Athletic Association, the Falcons first season in a conference.
The Falcons went 2-4 in SAA play in 2017 and were the fifth seed in the SAA Tournament, falling 3-1 to Sewanee in the opening round of the tournament. The Falcons roster was comprised of one junior, the rest of the players being underclassmen.
In 2017, Landis-Schoessow coached several players to postseason awards. Highlighting those was Sam Dunn, who became the program's first-ever All-Region selection, a Second Team All-Great Lakes pick. CUW was also well-represented with All-Conference awards in 2017, as Landis-Schoessow coached three players to SAA recognition, including 2017 SAA Newcomer of the Year, Callie Neumann. Neumann was joined by Sam Dunn on the First Team, while Kelsey Fulton, the program's leading scorer after two seasons, was named to the Second Team.
The 2018 Falcons soared to new heights in 2018. The Falcons secured a program-best 7-8 record and won their first-ever SAA Tournament game. CUW finished with three All-SAA selections in Samm Dunn, Megan McPike and Callie Neumann. McPike was also named th SAA Newcomer of the Year. Dunn and McPike also earned all-region honors.
Landis-Schoessow also served as interim head coach of the Falcons Women's Lacrosse team in the spring of 2017, leading CUW to a share of the MWLC Regular Season championship. She serves as an assistant coach with the Women's Lacrosse program currently.
Landis-Schoessow is no stranger to field hockey as she was a two-time All-Commonwealth Conference selection, as well as a Second-Team All-Region selection her senior year. She also served as an assistant coach at her high school, Warrior Run Area.
Samantha Landis-Schoessow Career Coaching Record
|Year||Overall Record||Conference Record||Conference Finish|
|2017||5-9 (.357)||2-4 (.333)||5th|
|2018||7-8 (.467)||2-3 (.400)||4th|
|Overall||18-29 (.383)||4-7 (.364)|