Heidi Lewis begins her third season at Catholic in 2018 after being promoted to head field hockey coach on June 1, 2016. She spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Cardinals from 2013-16 under Gia Cillizza.
Lewis was named Landmark Conference Coach of the Year in 2017 after leading Catholic to a 15-3 record and the Landmark Conference regular season title after the team went a perfect 7-0 in conference play. Senior Kelly Cousoulis was named the Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year and selected as a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Second Team All-American while being honored as the Landmark Conference's NCAA Woman of the Year honoree. She was also one of six all-conference selections for the Cardinals and two all-region performers.
In her first season, Lewis led Catholic to a 6-1 conference record and the No. 2-seed seed in the conference tournament. The Cardinals allowed just two goals in regular season league play in 2016 while Cousoulis was selected as an All-American and Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The team also had five all-conference selections.
As an assistant at Catholic, Lewis served as the goalkeeper coach while helping lead Catholic to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, including two in the national quarterfinals, two titles and two Coaching Staff of the Year awards in the Landmark Conference. She coached Meg Comunale to All-America honors in 2013 where she led the nation in lowest goals against average. In 2014 and 2015, she mentored Analisa Scott who was an All-Landmark Conference First Team, conference tournament MVP and all-region performer.
Prior to Catholic, Lewis served as a volunteer coach at her alma mater, American University, where she worked closely with the team's goalkeeping coach, forwards and midfielders. Before her stint as an assistant, she served as the head coach of American's club team for five years, taking the program to the National Field Hockey League Championship Tournament in 2009 and 2010.
Lewis graduated magna cum laude from American in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in international studies. She was a four-year starter for the Eagles and was a four-time NFHCA All-Academic Team selection from 2003-06. She also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors as a senior and was the Patriot League nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.
Lewis has worked as a head and assistant club coach for the Southeast Storm and Freedom Hockey and directed the Revolution Field Hockey Camp at Catholic in 2014. She is also an active member of the D.C. Dragons club team.
A native of Davis, California, Lewis is heavily involved with U.S. Field Hockey as a site director and coach for the Futures Development Program and High Performance Program. She has a Level 2 USAFH coaching certificate and has been a part of the USAFH National Coaching Forum in 2012 and from 2014-17. She is also a member of the Alliance of Women Coaches and currently serves on the NCAA South Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee. She was also an NCAA site rep for the first, second and third rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.
Lewis boasts a masters of education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership: Coaching from the University of Washington in 2016 as well as master of arts in International Affairs: U.S. Foreign Policy from American in 2006. She and her husband, Bryan, reside in Kensington, Maryland.