Longstreth Sporting Goods announced Jana Withrow will be returning as director of field hockey.
She will lead the field hockey team with a focus on Longstreth’s sales efforts and will coordinate equipment and uniform/apparel product offerings to build a cohesive experience for our college, team, and club customers.
“We are thrilled that Jana is returning to Longstreth to lead our Hockey team, and believe that she and Alli Lokey together will offer the best customer service available by combining true hockey expertise with our great selection of hockey products, including from our core brands TK, Gryphon and Ritual,” said John Schaefer, Longstreth’s owner, in a statement.
Withrow has an extensive hockey background as a top-level goalie and coach. She was an All-American and National Champion at the University of North Carolina. After college, Jana earned a goalkeeper position on the USA Women’s National Team – where she was a member of the team during the 1998 World Cup and 2000 Olympic Qualifier games. Keeping her hand in the game, she spent a few years coaching at the University of North Carolina and became head coach of Columbia University in 2009. She joined Longstreth Sporting Goods in 2010 as Field Hockey Manager where she managed the hockey business. Withrow has spent the last six years managing hockey sales for Harrow Sports.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Longstreth team,” stated Withrow. “I share their values, their focus on innovative products and passion for the game. With my knowledge of the marketplace and Longstreth’s history in women’s sports, I know we can offer customers a great experience.”
Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Spring City, PA, Longstreth Sporting Goods specializes in field hockey, lacrosse, and fastpitch softball.