Marie Elena Bolles joined the Duke field hockey staff in 2014 as a volunteer assistant coach.
Bolles came to Durham from Connecticut, where she was a four-year starter for the Huskies (2010-13). The Division I National Player of the Year as a senior, she guided UConn to the NCAA title in 2013. Bolles totaled 48 points her final season on 17 goals and 14 assists and was named to the All-BIG EAST first team for the fourth consecutive year. The Phoenixville, Pa., native was also recognized as the 2013 Mideast Region Player of the Year and a Honda Award Winner in addition to garnering first team All-America honors. A three-time member of the All-BIG EAST first team and the All-Mideast Region squad, Bolles concluded her collegiate career ranked sixth in UConn program history in points (129) and eighth in goals (47).
In addition to her time at UConn, Bolles was also a member of the United States’ junior world cup roster and a U21 national team member in 2013.
Bolles received her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Connecticut in the spring of 2014. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at the Duke University Hospital.