Beverly Holtsberg
Beverly Holtsberg
Year: 1999
Team: Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball

Recognized by Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities, Bev Holtsberg played varsity field hockey, varsity basketball and varsity softball all four years at the College. She not only played, but also was co-captain of both the field hockey and softball teams, and captain of the basketball team. Appropriately enough she was voted Sportswoman of the Year in 1974.

After graduation in 1974, Bev continued her love of sports by teaching Physical Education in parochial schools in the Boston area while coaching field hockey, basketball and softball for Salem State. Bev left Salem State to take a position as Women's Athletic Director at Franklin Pierce College and later as Coordinator of Women's Athletics at Western New England College.

During this time, Bev not only continued to coach volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis, but she continued to play softball, basketball and field hockey. As a member of the Northeast Field Hockey Association, Bev brought a team to Denmark on tour and served as a player/coach.

In 1986, Bev changed careers. Completing a master's degree in Counseling with a concentration in Addiction from Springfield College, Bev worked as a recreation therapist at mental health agencies and at a drug rehabilitation hospital. This work led Bev to the public school system where she served as a counselor for alcohol and other drug issues.