Stephanie Hartquist was promoted to head coach of the Hamilton College softball program in September 2018 after spending the previous two seasons as the Continentals' assistant. She arrived at the College in October 2016.
In 2018 Hartquist helped lead the Continentals to a win against nationally ranked NESCAC West Division rival Williams College. She coached an all-conference team selection in 2017 when Hamilton set program records for most runs, hits and doubles in a season.
Hartquist was an assistant coach at Cornell University from 2014 to 2016 and was an assistant on the staff at SUNY Cortland in 2013. She helped lead Cortland to a 35-17 record, the SUNYAC tournament championship and a runner-up finish at the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship. Hartquist and the rest of the staff were selected the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Hartquist was a four-year starter at third base for Colgate University from 2009 to 2012. The Raiders made four Patriot League Tournament appearances during her career and posted a 16-3 league record in 2011. Hartquist was a four-time all-league selection, including the first team in 2010 and 2012, and posted a career .314 batting average. In 2010 she made the NFCA all-region first team in the Northeast Region after a career year. Hartquist led the team with a .392 batting average and finished two hits shy of tying the school record for most in a season with 62. She added 14 doubles, 39 runs batted in and 39 runs scored, all of which were top-six performances on the program's single-season charts. She boasted a 24-game hit streak and was among the Division I leaders in sacrifice flies and toughest to strike out.
The Homer, N.Y., native was a nine-time varsity letter winner in softball and basketball at Homer High School. Hartquist was an all-state first team honoree at shortstop as a senior in 2008 when the team finished with a 21-3 record.
Hartquist received a bachelor's degree in educational studies with a minor in sociology and anthropology. Her master's degree from Cortland is in sports management.