About Us

About Us

Mission Statement/Philosophy

The HTC Field Hockey Club mission is to increase the overall skill level of play for all levels of athletes. We provide top level coaching year-round to players of all ages and abilities. Our Club program is directed by a former United States National Team Member and Division I College Coach, a two-time All-American at The University of Iowa, Debra Brickey. Our assistant coaches are all former and current DI, DII, or DIII college or National Team standouts. We will keep a small coach to player ratio in order to personalize EACH player’s development path.

Our top-level staff is made up of coaches who are all passionate about this sport. Our goal is to lead players to reach their field hockey potential, as well as, develop a well-rounded young person with a great sense of self and community.

What does HTC Stand for?

When I decided to start this club team I was searching for a Club name. I thought about my playing days, my coaching experiences, why I wanted to start a club team, what was important to me, what I would want the team to stand for, and this is what shaped the name HTC.

I have been very lucky and blessed in my life, loving family and friends who have supported me through thick and thin! I have also been very lucky and blessed as an athlete. I have played this great sport at all levels and the game has given me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. From the beginning I have loved the competition and admiration I have received as a member of a field hockey team. The feeling of accomplishment, of pride, of teamwork, of seeing all your hard work paying off, is a feeling that is one of a kind. I cannot explain for example what it was like to, after years of training, practicing, try-outs, being one of the last player cut from an Olympic Team try-out, to finally hear my name announced as a member of the USA National Team. To know that all the people around me who had supported me in this effort were standing and cheering for me, what a feeling! Another incredible moment was when I finally wore that USA uniform, and stepped into a stadium that had 30,000 screaming fans, to walk with my teammates behind the American flag, and stand there and look out and see people I did not even know, CHEER for me! It was and will forever be a moment and feeling I will never forget!

The next stage in my life was switching roles and becoming the coach or mentor. This was quite a different feeling for me and one that took a little bit of time to get used to. I had to move from receiving the cheers to providing that for my players. I will admit to you that is was and is a more satisfying feeling. To watch a player finally get a skill or take their game to the next level, to see that light bulb go on in their head, to see that smile on their face, to see their teammates cheer for them, to see the team come together after struggle after struggle, and get that their teammates are the key, put individual success aside, and put others first, is magical! I became the cheerer and gained such understanding of team, support, and what it means to belong to a group of individuals that morphs into a TEAM. Now to my surprise not only was I the cheerer for my players, but now I was being cheered for different reasons , for helping and guiding others, it was and is an awesome feeling!

So this is what I want to create for you. I want you to experience this feeling, no matter what level you participate in, Middle School, High School, College, or beyond, I want to help you accomplish these incredible moments. I want to cheer for you, I want your parents and friends to cheer for you, I want you to feel that pride through hard work and dedication, to finally walk out with your teammates on any field or stadium and feel the satisfaction of accomplishment! Along with these goals, I want to instill in all of you the joy and satisfaction of seeing others succeed around you, helping others who may not be as fortunate as you, encouraging younger players who are not as skilled as you, showing your teammates positive support at all times, understanding that you not only feel great when people cheer for you but maybe even a greater feeling when you cheer for others! That is our Club’s goal, mission, purpose, to experience the exhilaration of others cheering for you and your accomplishments, as well as, you cheering on others, your teammates, your friends, your parents. We will strive to accomplish both of these very unique and important concepts here at HTC Field Hockey Club.

So with this said, HTC stands for:

HEAR THE CHEERS!

Owner

coach_40Deb Brickey – HTC Owner
Deb is the owner of HTC Field Hockey Club, and the Director of 4Goals LLC. HTC was Deb’s dream to provide opportunities for players of all levels to compete and reach their field hockey goals. Starting with only 20 athletes, Deb has grown HTC Field Hockey to multiple training sites that provide learning opportunites to student-athletes traveling from 5 states to be a part of the HTC family.

In addition to HTC, Deb is the Director of 4Goals LLC. 4Goals is owned by Marcia Pankratz, the University of Michigan Field Hockey Coach. Deb and Marcia promote the game of field hockey through camps, clinics, and tournaments. 4Goals premier events include; Camps/Clinics for Elementary, Middle School, and High School Athletes, Collegiate Camps that prepare the college athlete for their season, and The 4Goals Cup Tournament that offers $15,000 in prize money!

Deb has over 20 years of field hockey coaching experience as a Head Coach at Northwestern University and Virginia Commonwealth University and as an Assistant Coach at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina.

As a graduate of the University of Iowa, Deb earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Exercise Science. While a student athlete at Iowa, she was selected a two-time All-American and a three- time All-Big Ten Player. Deb is proud to have represented the United States as a member of the US U-21 Team, US Reserve Team, and the US National Team. Her time in the US program enabled her to compete at the highest level and travel all over the world. It is from this experience that HTC’s philosophy was born, through work hard, resiliency, continual support and encourgage from your teammates and family and love of the game, you can create your “Hear The Cheers”moment.

Prior to returning to coaching, Deb was a Senior Manager with FedEx Office in the Connecticut Region.

Resume Highlights
Head Field Hockey Coach

Northwestern University – 1995-1998
Virginia Commonwealth University – 1994

Assistant Field Hockey Coach

University of Connecticut – 1991-1993
University of North Carolina – 1987-1990, 1989 NCAA National Champions
Bentley College – 1986

Representing the USA
1994 Olympic Festival Head Coach – South Team, St. Louis Missouri
1992 – 1998 Futures Head Coach/Director
1986-1990 US Olympic Festival Team
1989 – 1990 USA National Team
1983-1988 USA National Reserve Team
As a Student-Athlete at Iowa University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – 1982-1985
BS Exercise Science and Physical Education

Two Time All-American – 1984, 1985
Three Time All-Big Ten – 1983, 1984, 1985
All Decade First Team – 1980-1990
Captain – 1984, 1985
Career Assist Leader

Professionally

Founder/Owner
HTC Field Hockey Club – 2009-Present

Vice President/Director
4Goals L.L.C. – 2006-Present

Senior Manager
FedEx Office – 1998-2008

Co-Owner/President

coach_6Darren Smallhorn – Co-Owner/President

Darren has been a Head Coach with HTC Field Hockey since its inception in 2010. He has coached HTC teams at numerous local, regional, and national club tournaments and showcases, including Regional Club Championships, National Club Championships, Disney Showcases, and the National Festival. At these tournaments he has helped teams achieve numerous victories while promoting a positive learning environment.

In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant Director of HTC. He has been in charge of organizing and managing coaching staff at all the pratice sites and continues to oversee and help implement the curriculum at all sites. Darren also manages and runs HTC Private Lessons and Individual Training sessions. These lessons are designed to give players who are college-bound or currently in college a more focused and specific skill-set to be successful on the collegiate stage.

In 2013, Darren became a Co-Owner and President of HTC Field Hockey Club. He has been crucial in the marketing and growth of the club and has been key in assisting with the college recruitment process. Darren continues to be a positive, up-beat and creative coach. He constantly challenges the other coaching staff and athletes to ask more of themselves, and helps to grow the level of play in all the athletes.

Darren is a certified USFHA Level II Coach and Level II Umpire. He coached in USFHA Futures program for 4 years. He is the Assistant Director and Head Coach of 4Goals LLC where he has helped promote, organize, and coach 4Goals camps, clinics, and tournaments around the nation since 2009. He is also a technical and tactical consultant to many collegiate and high school programs around New England.

Previous to HTC, Darren was one of the Assistant Coaches at the University of Connecticut from 2007-2010 working under Head Coach Nancy Stevens. He was also the Head Coach of the UConn Club Field Hockey Team for seven seasons and won two national titles.

Darren was a member of the Men’s Junior National Team, as well as the Men’s Senior National Team Training Squad. He was selected as a participant in the High Performance Training Centers and Men’s National Championships. His international experience also includes playing for Australian Doncaster’s Club 2nd team for three seasons. While in Australia, he was awarded the young player of the league award. He also trained in Argentina at the U21 Tucuman Club.

Darren graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double major of Coaching-Administration and Nursing. He also worked as a Technician at DaVita dialysis in Vernon.

Feel free to contact him if you have any questions about HTC programs.

dsmallhorn@htcfieldhockey.com

HTC Coaches

Nelle Andrews

HTC Coach

Nelle has been coaching with HTC for over ten years. She is also currently coaching at Miss Porter's school where she has recently been inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.

Prior to joining Miss Porter's School, Ms. Andrews, who also teaches English at Porter's, coached field hockey and taught English at Farmington High School for 19 years. During her time at Farmington High School, she was twice voted Coach of the Year by the Connecticut Field Hockey Coaches Association and once by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. She also served for 10 years as an assistant coach and site director for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, Connecticut Region, and is an executive board member of HTC Youth!, Inc. and member of the U.S. Field Hockey Association, National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and the Connecticut Coaches Association; and a past member of the CIAC All-State Committee, Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame Committee, and Hartford Courant Coaches Poll for field hockey.

A graduate of Connecticut College, she was a four-year starter for their field hockey team, serving as co-captain in her senior year and earning recognition as a Division III Second Team All-American, North-South Division III All-Star, and team MVP.

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Nelle Andrews

Nelle Andrews

HTC Coach

Bradi Balabuch

HTC Coach

True has been coaching with HTC for four years, and she is currently serving as the head coach at HTC Glastonbury site. She has playing experience from McAuley High School and Saint Anselm College. Bradi is currently coaching at the Loomis Chaffee School.

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Bradi Balabuch

Bradi Balabuch

HTC Coach

Jessica Bergen

HTC Coach & Social Media Director
jbergen@htcfieldhockey.com

Jess has been the head field hockey coach at Westfield State University for ten seasons. Bergen has coached 20 NFHCA Academic All-Americans and 5 Little East Conference All-Stars. A Level II USA Field Hockey accredited coach, Bergen has been actively involved in the Futures field hockey program as well. Prior to coaching at Westfield, Bergen spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Springfield College where she earned a master of science in exercise science before accepting the varsity field hockey coach position at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School. Bergen spent her undergraduate playing career at Skidmore College where she earned varsity letters for her participation on four nationally ranked teams. During her tenure at Skidmore the program played in four Liberty League Championships and earned two NCAA tournament appearances to the second-round.

Bergen has been coaching with HTC for 5 years.

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Jessica Bergen

Jessica Bergen

HTC Coach & Social Media Director

Ann Berry

HTC Coach

5Hailing from Belfast, Maine, Ann is currently the assistant field hockey coach at Southern Connecticut State University where she also attended and played. As a student-athlete, Ann was a four-year starter and a three-year captain from 2007-10. She was an All-American and also captured All-ECAC and All-Conference honors and was selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game in her final season. Ann currently holds the Owl's single-season assist record and ranks second in career assists and fifth in total points. Ann also excelled academically as a multiple NFHCA All-Academic Team pick and a selected member of the Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey All-Academic Team. Ann earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Sport Psychology at SCSU.

Ann also coaches with the USA Futures Program, Revolution Field Hockey and the Westport Middle School program. She has a Level I coaching certificate through USFHA.

Ann has been coaching with HTC for nine years!

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Ann Berry

Ann Berry

HTC Coach

Mika Black

California Regional Director
mblack@htcfieldhockey.com

Mika Black is currently serving as the California Regional Director for the organization. She joined HTC Field Hockey Club as a coach in 2016 and has been working with all levels and age groups. Black grew up in Massachusetts and played at UMass Amherst where she earned honors such as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. She also participated in USAFH High Performance and played in the Junior High-Performance Tournament. She also has served as an Assistant Coach at Elms College for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. During her high school playing career, she was selected to Junior National Camp and attended the National Futures Championship, Junior Olympics and Futures Elite programs. Black was a standout at The Williston Northampton School and earned Regional All American and NEPSAC and tournament honors. She is looking forward to helping continue to develop hockey out on the West Coast with HTC.

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Mika Black

Mika Black

California Regional Director

Lindsay Bowman

HTC Coach - San Diego

Lindsay is from Palmyra, Pennsylvania where she played at a successful highschool program at Palmyra Highschool and was an All-State Selection. During her highschool career she also played for Mid State Field Hockey Club and went forward continuing her career as a student athlete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2010-2014. While at UMass, she earned several honors such as Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the week. She ended her playing career at UMass with 37 points on 16 goals and 5 assists, Atlantic 10 Conference Championship wins and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. She has also served as an Assistant Coach at York College in Pennsylvania and is currently Assistant coaching at Torrey Pines High with HTC Coach Courtney Spleen who is the Head Coach of the TPHS team.

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Lindsay Bowman

Lindsay Bowman

HTC Coach - San Diego

Morgan Brozena

HTC Coach
mbroz1@unh.newhaven.edu

Morgan Brozena enters her second season as an HTC coach, and a member of the Field Hockey coaching staff at The University of New Haven; previously coming from a stint as an assistant coach at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

With a four-year playing career at Washington and Jefferson College, Brozena accumulated 3,705 minutes in the cage with an impressive 1.53 goals against average. She concluded her career with 219 career saves, second all-time in the Presidents record books. Over her four years, Brozena compiled a 25-20 record with 14 shutouts. She also led the team to three Empire 8 tournament appearances.
Brozena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French with a minor in Art History.

A Telford, Pa. native, Brozena recently completed her master's degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Collegiate Athletic Administration from the University of New Haven.

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Morgan Brozena

Morgan Brozena

HTC Coach

Megan Caveny

HTC Coach

Caveny graduated from Vassar College where she played 4 years of field hockey. During her time at Vassar, Megan received many awards and nominations including 2018 NFHCA North Atlantic All-Region First Team, 2018 All-ECAC Second Team, 2018 Liberty League First Team, 2017 Liberty League First Team, 2016 Liberty League Second Team 2015 Liberty League Rookie of the Year and 2015 Liberty League Second Team. 

Prior to her time at Vassar, Megan was a two-sport standout for the Northstars of Cicero-North Syracuse high School where she was named All-State as a sophomore and senior in field hockey. She holds the CNSHS record for goals in a season with 23 and was named captain as a junior and senior. 

Caveny has been coaching with HTC for one year.

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Megan Caveny

Megan Caveny

HTC Coach

Cara Clarke

HTC Head Coach

Cara is in her first year coaching with HTC, she also serves as the organization's head coach of that Harwinton location. Clarke is a graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood High School and Hartwick College where she played field hockey.

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Cara Clarke

Cara Clarke

HTC Head Coach

Erica Cohen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Erica is a Goalie Coach for HTC San Diego. Erica is a local to San Diego and attended Torrey Pines Highschool. While in highschool, she also was a member of Rush Field Hockey Club and traveled to many local and National Tournaments with them. She then continued on to play at UC Davis from 2012-2016 and had a standout senior season with her team that advanced to the America East Conference quarterfinals.

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Erica Cohen

Erica Cohen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Jade Dennett

HTC Coach

Dennett is a 2015 graduate of Colgate University, where she also played field hockey. Dennett is in her third year as a coach with HTC, and also currently coaches at the Ethel Walker School and Futures. As a player, Dennett was a four-year High school letter winner, three-time league champion, four-time all-league selection, three-time all-section, two-time all-state, named all-region in 2011, she was named to all-elite team in 2008, two-time Poughkeepsie NY Journal Player of the Year, and two-time member of Hudson Valley Empires NYS Gold Medalist Team.

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Jade Dennett

Jade Dennett

HTC Coach

Hannah Deppe

HTC Coach

Hannah has been coaching with HTC for two years. She played field hockey at Brown University. Before Brown, Deppe competed in field hockey, lacrosse, and tennis at Avon High School where she was a two-year captain and four-year starter on the field hockey team. She was named First Team All-State, All-Conference, All-Courant First Team, All-State Academic and NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2015 and 2016. She was selected as a Scholar Athlete 2013-2016, and for the National Futures Championship in 2014 and 2015. She was a National Futures Championship Alternate 2012, 2013 and 2016.

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Hannah Deppe

Hannah Deppe

HTC Coach

Evelyn DeVaux

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Evelyn DeVaux

Evelyn DeVaux

Kiana Duncan

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kiana is a local to San Diego and attended Canyon Crest Academy during her highschool career and was a member of Rush Field Hockey Club with fellow Goalie Coach Erica Cohen. She then continued on to be a successful student-athlete as a Mechanical Engineer major at Johns Hopkins University from 2012-2016. Kiana started every game as a key defender for the Johns Hopkins Field Hockey Team and is now back in San Diego as the Varsity Field Hockey Coach at Canyon Crest Academy where she led the team to win the 2018 CIF Division I Championship.

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Kiana Duncan

Kiana Duncan

HTC Coach - San Diego

Anika Goodhue

HTC Western Mass Regional Director
agoodhue@htcfieldhockey.com

Anika is has coached with HTC since 2013 and in fall 2019 accepted the position  of HTC Massachusetts Regional Director, heading up the Western Mass sites.   Currently she is the head coach at Elms College, and in her first year she led the Blazers to the top of the conference rankings.  She has in her third season and continues to raise the level of play each year. Prior to Elms, she as the assistant field hockey coach at Connecticut College for two years.

Anika graduated from Smith College with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences. She was a highly versatile player for the Pioneers, capable of leading offensive, defensive, and midfield lines at any given point. She recorded 5 goals, 18 assists, and 1 defensive save in her career at Smith while captaining the team her senior year. In addition, Anika has played internationally in four countries outside the United States, including a six month stay in Australia where she was an influential player for the University of Melbourne Hockey Club. Following Smith, Anika coached at Mount Anthony Union High School for four years, helping lead them to four Vermont State semifinal appearances. She also assisted at Westfield State for two years during their spring season. Before moving to Connecticut, Anika founded Evolution Field Hockey Club. While primarily focusing on youth development, she also created opportunities for adults to play after graduation and developed a young-coaches program to mentor high school athletes who were interested in coaching.

Contact Anika about HTC opportunities in Western Mass.

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Anika Goodhue

Anika Goodhue

HTC Western Mass Regional Director

Stephanie Guglielmo

HTC Coach

Guglielmo has been coaching with HTC for five years. In high school, she played at Saint Mary's Academy in Colorado where they won the school's first championship in 2008. She then went on to play for Providence College where she was a forward and studies finance. At Providence, she acquired multiple Big East Offensive player of the week honors. She is currently 22nd on the all-time scoring list with 23 goals and 14 assists. She was selected to participate in USA High-Performance for New England.

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Stephanie Guglielmo

Stephanie Guglielmo

HTC Coach

Cody Hunsicker

HTC Coach

Cody Hunsicker is a Graduate Assistant Field Hockey Coach for the New Haven Chargers.  Prior to coaching with New Haven, Hunsicker coached at Washington College where she led the defensive unit, as well as playing a big role in team practice organization, player development, recruiting, and team travel operations.  While at Washington, Hunsicker also coached for Spark Field Hockey Club in Gambrills, Md. and the USA Field Hockey Futures Program in Dover, Delaware.

A Biology major with a minor in Anthropology and Sociology, Hunsicker graduated from Lafayette College in May 2018. At Lafayette, she served as a captain of the field hockey team in 2017 and earned All-Patriot League honors as a senior.

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Cody Hunsicker

Cody Hunsicker

HTC Coach

Kelsey Iwanicki

HTC Youth Director
Kiwanicki@htcfieldhockey.com

Kelsey is in her third year of coaching with HTC. Before joining the coaching staff, she played one year at Salve Regina University, where she earned Second Team All-Conference Honors as freshman. After that, she played on the University of Connecticut's club team in addition to being President and Captain her senior year. Currently, Kelsey is serving as the HTC Youth Director, working to grow the game for our youngest players in the U14, U12, and U10 divisions. Kelsey has coached U14 and U12-only practices, U14 and U12 teams at 4Goals Cup, Summer Bash, a U14 team at NITs, and other HTC events and tournaments. Kelsey is also the Secretary of HTC Youth! a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing field hockey to young players throughout Connecticut and other states. She has coached at clinics and jamborees for this organization and was one of the tournament managers for the jamborees.

Outside of HTC, Kelsey received her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018 and her Bachelors of Elementary Education in 2017 from the University of Connecticut. She is in her first year of teaching first grade at Momauguin School in East Haven. Kelsey is excited to see the game grow through our youngest players already in the club and having more join the HTC family.

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Kelsey Iwanicki

Kelsey Iwanicki

HTC Youth Director

Christine Kemp

HTC Coach

Kemp is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Field Hockey Coach and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Wesleyan University.

Kemp also served as field hockey head coach at Castleton University, where she spent the 2018 season and led the Spartans to a regular-season record of 15-5 overall and 11-1 in the Little East Conference (LEC). In her first season as a collegiate head coach, Kemp's Castleton squad won the LEC regular-season championship as she was named the LEC Coach of the Year. She guided the team to a program-record 11-game winning streak while coaching three First Team All-LEC selections. Castleton was just 23-48 (.324) in the four seasons prior to Kemp's arrival, while the 15 wins in 2018 were the program's most in six years.

Before her stint at Castleton, Kemp spent five seasons at her alma mater, Skidmore College. While there, she helped lead the Thoroughbreds to an 80-27 (.748) record with three Liberty League Championships, two quarterfinal appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2014, '16), and one national semifinal appearance.

Her college coaching career began at Bridgewater State University, where she served as an assistant coach form 2011-13 while pursuing her master's degree. During that time, the Bears compiled a 31-11 (.738) record and won back-to-back MASCAC Championships, while qualifying for the ECAC Division III Tournament both years, reaching the semifinals in 2011 and the finals in 2012.

Kemp earned her bachelor's degree from Skidmore in 2011 following a decorated four-year playing career. She was a two-sport athlete who excelled in field hockey, while also serving as a captain of the basketball team her senior year. In field hockey, Kemp was named a three-time NFHCA All-American, three-time Liberty League Player of the Year, and two-time NFHCA North Atlantic Player of the Year. She holds the school records for most assists in a single season (22) and most career assists (62). As a senior, she led the team to its first-ever 20-win season and a trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four. She also ranked second in the country in assists per game in 2009 and 2010, and was fourth in points and sixth in goals in 2010. In 2011, Kemp received the Skidmore Senior Athlete Award and seven years later, she was inducted into Skidmore's Athletics Hall of Fame.

Aside from her collegiate coaching experience, Kemp also served as the futures head coach and site director for USA Field Hockey in 2018, where she developed individual skills, team game and offensive and defensive strategies in a training-only environment for U19 players. She also assisted in the start-up of the Thoroughbreds Club in March 2017, which is Saratoga County-based club program for interested field hockey players ranging in age from 7-18 years old.

Kemp has been coaching with the HTC program for 2 years.

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Christine Kemp

Christine Kemp

HTC Coach

Kayte Kinsley

HTC Coach
kaytekinsley10@gmail.com

Kayte Kinsley, who has been coaching with HTC for two years, was named the Pace University head field hockey coach in February of 2016, completed her second season on the sidelines in 2017.

Kinsley was named the Synapse Sports National Field Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the Setters to a program-record 15 wins and the team’s first-ever Northeast-10 Championship Tournament berth. Coach Kinsley’s team was ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll for eight consecutive weeks in 2017, climbing as high as No. 6. Senior goalkeeper Lesly Sanchez Alvarez was named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year after ranking second in the nation in save percentage and goals-against average. Sanchez Alvarez and her senior defensive partner Margaret Maclean were both named to the NE10 All-Conference First Team, selected to the NFHCA Division II Senior Game, and appointed Synapse Sports Second Team All-Americans and NFHCA Division II Second Team All-Americans. Junior Paige Predmore was selected to the NE10 All-Conference Second Team, while freshman Lisette de Bruin was named to the conference All-Rookie Team.

In just the program's second varsity season in 2016, Kinsley guided the Setters to a three-win improvement with a record of 9-9. In addition, Kinsley's squad jumped three slots in the NE-10 standings, nabbing conference wins over Southern New Hampshire, Merrimack, Franklin Pierce, St. Michael's, and Southern Connecticut State,sophomore Halley Rose, (second team) and freshman Louisa Wegener (All-Rookie) were each selected to the 2016 Northeast-10 All-Conference Team.

Kinsley came to Pace from Mercy College, where she served as head coach of the field hockey team, as well as the Assistant Athletic Director of Operations.

Kinsley coached the Mavericks since their inception as a varsity program in 2010, helping the team build from the ground up. She led the team to marked improvement from 2010 to 2015. The Pace University field hockey team will benefit from Kinsley's experience as the team heads into its second season as an intercollegiate athletic program.

Kinsley's field hockey teams have also been impressive off the field. In 2012, the Mercy field hockey team earned the NCAA Division II First Place National Academic Team Award, and the team took fifth place in 2014. Her team also received the NCAA East Coast Conference Community Service Award in 2012.

Kinsley has served on the NCAA Division II Field Hockey National and Regional Committees. She was the head coach of the National Field Hockey Futures Program's Hudson Valley Region team from 2011-14, and has run Connecticut Revolution Field Hockey Summer/Winter Clinics since 2012. Kinsley has received Level II + III Coaching Certification by the USA Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Kinsley was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director of Operations in August of 2015. Her responsibilities included game day administration and operations, directing game contracts and coordinating schedules, acting as the athletic department liaison to admissions, and multiple other duties. She also helped write and present the Mercy College Athletic Department Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Kinsley's field hockey roots come from the Hudson Valley. She led Putnam Valley High School to the New York State Championship as a senior in 2005, capping her career as a four-time All-League selection, Section I Honorable Mention and the Section I Sportsmanship Award recipient. She was also a standout on the soccer field for Putnam Valley and went on to play with the women's soccer program at Adelphi University, where she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical education.

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Kayte Kinsley

Kayte Kinsley

HTC Coach

Nina Klein

Goal-Keeping Director

We are excited to announce that Nina Klein will be joining our HTC staff as Goal-keeping Director starting in the 2019-20 Winter season!

Nina Klein enters her second season with the Quinnipiac field hockey program in 2019 after being hired as an assistant coach on May 3, 2018. Klein was elevated to associate head coach in July of 2019 after a successful first season with the program.

During Klein's first season with the program, the Bobcats finished with a 7-10 overall record and the team allowed two goals or fewer in eight games on the season. Following the year, Klein was selected to compete with the United States Field Hockey National Development Squad in the spring. During the summer of 2019, Klein competed at USA Field Hockey's Young Women's National Championship and earned a spot at the USA Field Hockey Women's National Development Team selection camp scheduled for December 2019.

Before coming to Quinnipiac, Klein was a standout goalkeeper for the UConn Huskies throughout her five years in Storrs, guiding the program to three national championships in that span.

Klein won her third national title this past in November 2018 as a fifth-year starting goalkeeper for UConn, earning first-team All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She had a spectacular effort in a semifinal win over North Carolina, recording a career-high 13 saves in regulation and then making three saves in a 3-0 win in the shootout as the Huskies earned a 2-1 victory to advance to the national championship game.

Klein and the Huskies clinched the national championship with a 2-1 win against Maryland to complete an undefeated season in the cage (23-0), only the sixth perfect season in NCAA Division I field hockey history. She was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team for the second time in her career, and received the UConn Athletics award for top Female Individual Performance of the Year at the 2018 Husky Awards Show.

<img class="sidearm-story-image-align-left" src="https://gobobcats.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_id=13&image_path=/images/2018/5/3/Nina_Playing__Picture_71.jpg" alt="26644" width="300" height="200">In addition to earning All-America honors, Klein was named an NFHCA All-Mideast Region performer for the third consecutive year and was an All-BIG EAST selection for the third year in a row. A human development and family studies major, she was also named the 2017 Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division I National Scholar Athlete for having the highest grade-point average of any player named to the NFHCA All-America team.

Statistically, Klein led the NCAA with a 0.68 goals-against average, the second time in her career that she led the nation in that category, while her 87 career wins and 37 career shutouts are both UConn records. She played in every possible game in her four years after her redshirt season in 2013 and compiled a career record of 87-5.

As a redshirt freshman in 2014, Klein was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team after recording back-to-back shutouts in 1-0 wins over Albany and Syracuse in the national semifinals and finals to give the Huskies their second straight national title. As a sophomore in 2015, Klein led the nation in goals-against average at 0.62, the first of two times she led the nation in that category, while helping UConn to a 22-1 record.

Prior to attending Connecticut, Klein was a four-year starter for at Brandywine Heights High School in Pennsylvania. She was a Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State selection in 2011 and 2012, and a second-team NFHCA All-America selection as a senior.

Klein also has significant playing experience in the United States national team program. In January 2018, she was one of a select group of 340 collegiate athletes who participated in the United States National Field Hockey Team trials in Pennsylvania. While in high school, she competed with the U17 Junior National Team in 2012, while her U19 Teams earned the gold in 2011 and 2012 at the USA Field Hockey National Festival.

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Nina Klein

Nina Klein

Goal-Keeping Director

Hannah Leckey

HTC Coach

Hannah has coached with HTC for three years. She is currently playing at Brown University. Before Brown, she attended The Hotchkiss School and Daniel Hand High School. She helped her team win the 2014 Class M State Championship. She was named Connecticut High School Coaches Association Field Hockey Player of the Year and Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year in 2014. She was named NFHCA Regional All-American and NFHCA Academic All-American in 2014 and 2015 and selected to the 2015 NEPSAC All-Tournament Team Class A. She earned State Championship Player of the Game (Class M) in 2014 and was chosen as the New Haven Register All-Area MVP and All Hartford Courant First Team in 2014. Hannah was selected CFHCA First Team All-State, Southern Connecticut Conference First Team and New Haven Register All-Area First Team in 2013 and 2014. Leckey was picked for the 2012 Southern Connecticut Conference Second Team, she played in the CHSCA Senior/Junior All-Star Game.

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Hannah Leckey

Hannah Leckey

HTC Coach

Kelsi "Shemp" Lykens

HTC Coach
klykens@newhaven.edu

Kelsi, Shemp, Lykens is in her sixth year of coaching with HTC. She was named the first-ever head field hockey coach at the University of New Haven in January of 2017. Lykens spearheaded the inaugural season of field hockey at New Haven in the fall of 2017.

Lykens began her coaching career as an assistant coach at her alma mater West Chester State University in Pennsylvania, helping lead the team to a conference championship in 2014. Most recently, she spent the past two seasons at Sacred Heart where she was responsible for recruiting, scheduling, film breakdown, practice preparation, coordinating community service, developing camps and clinics as well as travel planning.

A highly decorated player at West Chester, Lykens earned back-to-back Division II All-America First Team accolades in 2012 and 2013. She was also named the Division II Field Hockey Athlete of the Year following her senior campaign and helped lead the Golden Rams to the National Championship in 2011 and 2012. In addition to her Division II Field Hockey Athlete of the Year accolades, she was also named as the Field Hockey nominee for the Division II Honda Sports Award.

The Mohrsville, Pa. native earned a Bachelor’s Degree in professional studies with a minor in health and professional education in May of 2014. Lykens closed out her collegiate career ranked first in Division II history at West Chester with 29 career assists as well as third in career goals (33) and second in career points (95).

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Kelsi

Kelsi "Shemp" Lykens

HTC Coach

Shannon Malloy

HTC Head Coach

Shannon is in her third year of coaching with HTC, she is also currently serving as the head coach for the Tolland and Canton locations.

Malloy is a 2011 graduate of Bowdoin, rejoined the Polar Bears as assistant coach of field hockey in the summer of 2013, and continues to coach HTC as time allows for it. Malloy returns to Bowdoin after serving as an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Trinity (Conn.) College the last two years while earning her master's degree in Public Policy. At Trinity, she helped coach the Bantam field hockey team to consecutive 11-win seasons. In lacrosse, she assisted in Trinity's back-to-back "Final Four" squads, including the 2012 NCAA Championship team. A decorated athlete as a Polar Bear, Malloy graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in art history in 2011. She was a member of all three of Bowdoin's NCAA Championship teams ('07,'08,'10) and was a co-captain of the 2010 team, earning All-NESCAC and All-New England honors as a defender. She was also an Academic All-NESCAC and NFHCA Academic All-American during her time in Brunswick. Malloy is a native of West Lebanon, N.H. and graduated from Lebanon High School.

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Shannon Malloy

Shannon Malloy

HTC Head Coach

Emily Matthews

HTC MA South Shore Regional Director
ematthews@HTCfieldhockey.com

Emily is in her sixth year of coaching with HTC and is currently serving as the organization's head coach of the Hingham, MA location. She is a graduate of Thayer Academy and Providence College where she played field hockey.

Contact her about HTC opportunities in the South Shore area!

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Emily Matthews

Emily Matthews

HTC MA South Shore Regional Director

Erica McLean

HTC Coach

Erica joins HTC for her first year of coaching with the organization. She played at Branford High School (2012) and has playing experience with the USA Futures program, Tsunami Field Hockey Club. After high school, McLean went on to be a very successful midfielder at American International College (2016).

During her High School Career she was selected to the CIAC All-State Field Hockey team three times, All SCC Field Hockey three times, New Haven Register All-Area High School Field Hockey Team two times, and was selected to the high school field hockey senior all-star game. She recorded a school-record 26 assists in 2010 and had a school-record 56 assists during her high school career. She also had 31 career goals in high school. She was selected to the National Field Hockey Futures Championship in 2009 and 2011.

During her college career, she was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Conference team three times, she started in 70/72 games played during her career. She was selected to compete in the DII field hockey senior all-star game at Bloomsburg University in PA. In 2015 she was chosen as the captain at AIC. She finished her career with 15 goals and 16 assists, including 4 game-winning goals. Erica still currently sits in the top 10 for school records for points, points per game, goals, game-winning goals and assists.

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Erica McLean

Erica McLean

HTC Coach

Kragen Metz

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kragen is a current member of University of Michigan Field Hockey team and we are excited to have her part of the HTC family. While at Michigan, she has already been part of teams that have earned a trip the NCAA Final Four and named the 2017 B1G Tournament Champions. She is a local to San Diego and attended Canyon Crest Academy from 2013-2016. While at CCA, she was part of the 2013 Division II CIF Championship team, 2016 Avocado West League Champion, 2014-2016 All League Selection, 2016 All-CIF team. Kragen has been coaching with HTC for two years.

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Kragen Metz

Kragen Metz

HTC Coach - San Diego

Alicia Morgan

HTC Coach

Allie is an HTC alumna who has returned to coach for the club. She played for HTC for four years and now plays defense and is a captain for Southern Connecticut State University. She was head coach for U14 Indoor squad and coached the players at their first National Indoor Tournament appearance.

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Alicia Morgan

Alicia Morgan

HTC Coach

Nora Newman

HTC Coach

Newman is currently a freshman at Elms College where she plays field hockey and is attending the nursing program. Prior to her time at Elms College, Nora played field hockey for Woburn Memorial High School where she was an Middlesex League All-Star (2016), 2017 League MVP and Prime Field Hockey captain 2017-18.

Nora has been coaching with the HTC program for one year.

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Nora Newman

Nora Newman

HTC Coach

Amanda Oberly

HTC Coach

Amanda is in her second season of coaching with HTC. She is currently a senior at Southern Connecticut State University where she is majoring in Physical Education and has been playing field hockey for four years. She has received honors such as the most improved player in 2017. Prior to SCSU, Oberly was an All-Conference, All-Area and All-Region selection at Warren Hills Regional High School NJ. She helped the team to win two division titles and two sectional championships, along with a group state championship.

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Amanda Oberly

Amanda Oberly

HTC Coach

Mia Olsen

HTC Coach
mcolsen@westfield.ma.edu

Mia has been coaching with HTC for eight years. Olsen is currently in her fourth season as the assistant coach of the Westfield State University field hockey team.

A three-year starter for the Trinity varsity field hockey program, Olsen was named captain her senior year, led her team in assists, was awarded the 'Unsung Hero', and was named to the Zag NFHCA National Academic Squad.

In May of 2017, Olsen graduated with faculty honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where she studied for her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality and was a teaching assistant for Individual and Society.

As a Granby, Conn. native, Olsen has previous coaching experience working with HTC field hockey coach, where she developed and conducted practices for young field hockey players.

Olsen served as the Assistant Director at the Salmon Brook Day Camp where she also worked as a camp counselor since the summer of 2014.

While attending Granby Memorial High School, Olsen was a part of the field hockey and lacrosse varsity programs, earning field hockey all-conference honors in 2011 and 2012, lacrosse all-conference honors from 2011-2013, was named to the field hockey all-state first team in 2012 as well as the lacrosse all-state first team from 2012-2013, and was awarded the outstanding female athlete award in 2012-13.

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Mia Olsen

Mia Olsen

HTC Coach

Anne Parmenter

HTC Coach

Anne completed her 16th season as the head field hockey coach at Trinity College, after guiding the Bantams to an outstanding 13-4 record in 2014-15 and collecting both New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Regional Coach of the Year honors. Parmenter is 146-103 in 16 seasons at Trinity and 244-185-7 in 29 years of coaching field hockey at Connecticut College and with the Bantams. Parmenter, who ranks 19th in wins among active Division III coaches, and 32nd in wins among all-time Division III coaches, has taken Trinity to 10 NESCAC Tournaments and two NCAA Tourneys since 2000. In 2009, Parmenter guided the Bantams to a 13-1 regular season, and an appearance in the NESCAC Finals which Trinity hosted on Robin L. Sheppard Field as the top seed in the conference tournament. Trinity won NCAA contests in both 2008 and 2009, advancing to its fourth NCAA Quarterfinal Round. Parmenter also served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach for 13 seasons and is a physical education instructor in the Trinity athletic department.Prior to her arrival at Trinity, Parmenter was the head field hockey coach at Connecticut College for 14 seasons, compiling six ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances. She was also the head women's lacrosse coach at Conn. College from 1991-2001 with a career record of 107-47, nine ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances, ECAC titles in 1994 and 2000, and an NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearance in 1996. In addition, Parmenter was assistant athletic director at Conn. College. Parmenter has also been an assistant field hockey, lacrosse, and squash coach at Amherst College and an assistant field hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts and Holy Cross.A native of England, Parmenter graduated from Chelsea College in 1981 with a degree in education. She earned her master's degree from Massachusetts in 1987. She took a year off from assisting the Bantam lacrosse team in 2006 to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Everest.

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Anne Parmenter

Anne Parmenter

HTC Coach

Maureen Perkins

HTC Coach

Maureen has been the varsity field hockey coach at Glastonbury High School since 1999.Maureen’s Glastonbury teams have been Class L state champions in 2010 and 2014. While at Glastonbury, Maureen has been honored as the “Class L” Field Hockey Coach of the Year three times. In 2007 she was named the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Field Hockey Coach of the Year and in 2014 she was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year by Max Field Hockey. Maureen is a history teacher and department head at Glastonbury High School. Prior to coaching in Glastonbury, Maureen served as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Connecticut College under Anne Parmenter.

Maureen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut, where she played field hockey. She was a two time All Big East Academic selection and was a member of the 1992 Big East Tournament Championship team.

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Maureen Perkins

Maureen Perkins

HTC Coach

Erika Ponciano

HTC Coach
eponciano@htcfieldhockey.com

Ponciano enters her eighth season coaching with HTC, and is currently serving as the organization's Recruiting Administrator. Ponciano is currently the head field hockey coach at Killingly High School and has playing experience at Killingly High School where she was an All-State and All-Conference player. She then went on to play at Eastern Connecticut State University. A 2012 graduate of ECSU, Ponciano served as the team captain in her final season.

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Erika Ponciano

Erika Ponciano

HTC Coach

Melanie Proud

HTC Coach
mwojick@htcfieldhockey.com

Melanie Wojick joins the Connecticut College field hockey staff for her first season under third-year head coach, Christina Needham.

A native of Wall Township, N.J., Wojick was a four-year starter for Eastern Connecticut while appearing in 64 collegiate field hockey matches. Wojick started 59 of the 64 matches, and served as team captain. Wojick played on that attacking forward line and registered a total of 18 goals throughout her time from 2007 to 2010. During her collegiate career, Wojick played internationally for the USA Athletes International field hockey program (July 2010).

Melanie holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and currently working towards her Master’s Degree from Wesleyan University. She currently resides in Waterford, Conn. with her husband, Chris and two dogs Zoey and Luna.

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Melanie Proud

Melanie Proud

HTC Coach

Tia Pydynkowski

HTC Coach

Tia Pydynkowski was named the head coach of the Bridgewater State University field hockey program in February of 2014. Coach Pydynkowski arrived at Bridgewater State after four years on the coaching staff at Salve Regina University where she served as an assistant coach for three seasons and the interim head coach in the fall of 2013. During her tenure at Salve, the Seahawks improved from a four-win season in 2010 to eight-win campaigns in both 2012 and 2013.

Pydynkowski is a 2010 graduate of Bryant University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration and Marketing. She competed for four seasons on the Bulldogs’ field hockey team from 2006 to 2009 including the transition year of 2008 when the school moved from Division II up to Division I. Tia appeared in 66 games for the Bulldogs and recorded four goals and a pair of assists.

Tia spent time as a field hockey official for the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club from 2003 to 2007, as well as a coach and counselor at the Warriors to Be Summer Camp from 2004 to 2007. She was also an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut Elite Field Hockey Camp in 2008 and 2009.

A resident of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Tia is presently the Director of Customer Service and Marketing for Glynn Electric, Inc. out of Plymouth.

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Tia Pydynkowski

Tia Pydynkowski

HTC Coach

Carissa Ramirez

HTC Coach

Ramirez is currently playing field hockey for Elms College where she made All-NECC her sophomore year. Prior to playing at Elms, Carissa playing 4 years of field hockey and 2 years of soccer for Helix Charter. During her field hockey career at Helix, Ramirez was a two-time All League Player of the Year, received 2015 Second Team All-League selection, 2016 First Team All-League selection, 2017 Offensive MVP and First Team All-League selection and she was the captain in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Carissa has been coaching with HTC for one year.

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Carissa Ramirez

Carissa Ramirez

HTC Coach

Liza Shevchenko

HTC Coach - San Diego

Liza is a native of San Diego and had a successful career at Canyon Crest Academy. While at CCA she earned the CIF San Diego Sportsmanship Award 15', First Team Avocado West League All-League 16', San Diego Union-Tribune All Academic Team 16' and 17' Most Valuable Offensive Player 16', 17' Serra Tournament First-team -17'. She also participated in 17' California Cup U-19 Championship team and Avocado West League Championship 16''.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science.

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Liza Shevchenko

Liza Shevchenko

HTC Coach - San Diego

Sophie Schreck

HTC Coach

Sophie is from Madison, Connecticut and is a current field hockey player and mechanical engineering major at Stonehill College.  Schreck graduated from Daniel Hand High School and was a four-year letterwinner, serving as captain her senior year.  She also lettered in softball.  Schreck earned All-SSC and All-State second team honors as a junior and All-SSC and All-State first team accolades as a senior.  She was also part of two Connecticut State Championship and Conference Championships winning teams as a freshman and senior.

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Sophie Schreck

Sophie Schreck

HTC Coach

Carly Shea

HTC Coach

Carly graduated from Branford High School were she earned varsity letters in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She was selected for All-SCC and All-State and won an SCC title as a sophomore. During her first season at Skidmore College, Shea played in 20 games and started 19, had 1 goal and 2 assists. She was also selected for the NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Shea has been coaching with the HTC program for four years.

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Carly Shea

Carly Shea

HTC Coach

Courtney Spleen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Courtney is an HTC coach for our San Diego site. Courtney is from Pennsylvania and attended Exeter Senior High School. During her high school career she played for X-Calibur Field Hockey Club and continued her career as a student athlete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While at UMass, she participated on the teams that earned two Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and made two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances. She has great coaching experience working with club programs on the East Coast. She is also currently the Head Coach at Torrey Pines High.

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Courtney Spleen

Courtney Spleen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Bianca Strubbe

HTC Coach

Bianca is in her second year of coaching with HTC, and she is currently attending and playing field hockey at Quinnipiac University, where she is a graduate student majoring in Sports Journalism.

Prior to joining the Bobcats, Strubbe played for AZS Politechnica Poznanska club team in Poland Poland's Junior National Team ('09-'15), Poland's Senior National Team ('15-present). She has earned 26 International Caps, she has won the Polish Championship six times. She has also won 1st place at the Hockey World League, 2nd place at the Hockey World League, and was the Top Scorer Euro Hockey Club Challenge.

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Bianca Strubbe

Bianca Strubbe

HTC Coach

Summer Washburn

HTC Coach

Summer enters her 2nd season as a graduate assistant coach for Trinity's field hockey and women's lacrosse teams in 2016-17. Washburn joined the Bantams after a stellar two-sport playing career at Salisbury University in Maryland. As an undergraduate, she was a two-year captain for the field hockey team and captured an NCAA National Championship in 2012 as a member of the women's lacrosse team.

Washburn was a standout on the field for the Sea Gulls, earning First Team National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) NFHCA All-American honors and collecting the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Field Hockey Player of the Year as a senior. She was a three-time All-CAC honoree and also received CAC All-Academic Team recognition.

Washburn already owns a wealth of coaching and leadership experience as well, having worked several clinics and served as both a teaching assistant and a Relay for Life Team Leader. She also coached and supervised 70 eighth graders in an after-school sports program. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Washburn graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Salisbury in May of 2015. At Trinity, she is pursuing her master's degree.

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Summer Washburn

Summer Washburn

HTC Coach

Brooke Whipkey

HTC Coach

Brooke has been coaching with HTC for one year. She currently plays for Quinnipiac University, where she was the 2018 high goal scorer (6), she also had the most points (15) in 2016, in 2015 she was named to the North Carolina All-State team, in 2016 she was the North Carolina Field Hockey Association Sophie Steiner Award, recipient.

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Brooke Whipkey

Brooke Whipkey

HTC Coach

Lauren Zimmerman

HTC Coach

Zimmerman has been coaching with HTC for four years. She is currently a senior at Bryant University where she is apart of the field hockey team. During her time at Bryant, Zimmerman received recognition for earning a spot on the NEC Fall 2019 Academic Honor Roll. Prior to Bryant she played four years for Newtown High School field hockey where she earned honors such as Earned All-SWC Team, All-State Second team as a senior in high school, awarded All-SWC Colonial Team as a sophomore and junior in high school, and made the All-SWC Academic Team for three consecutive years.

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Lauren Zimmerman

Lauren Zimmerman

HTC Coach
HTC California Coaches

Mika Black

California Regional Director
mblack@htcfieldhockey.com

Mika Black is currently serving as the California Regional Director for the organization. She joined HTC Field Hockey Club as a coach in 2016 and has been working with all levels and age groups. Black grew up in Massachusetts and played at UMass Amherst where she earned honors such as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. She also participated in USAFH High Performance and played in the Junior High-Performance Tournament. She also has served as an Assistant Coach at Elms College for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. During her high school playing career, she was selected to Junior National Camp and attended the National Futures Championship, Junior Olympics and Futures Elite programs. Black was a standout at The Williston Northampton School and earned Regional All American and NEPSAC and tournament honors. She is looking forward to helping continue to develop hockey out on the West Coast with HTC.

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Mika Black

Mika Black

California Regional Director

Lindsay Bowman

HTC Coach - San Diego

Lindsay is from Palmyra, Pennsylvania where she played at a successful highschool program at Palmyra Highschool and was an All-State Selection. During her highschool career she also played for Mid State Field Hockey Club and went forward continuing her career as a student athlete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2010-2014. While at UMass, she earned several honors such as Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the week. She ended her playing career at UMass with 37 points on 16 goals and 5 assists, Atlantic 10 Conference Championship wins and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. She has also served as an Assistant Coach at York College in Pennsylvania and is currently Assistant coaching at Torrey Pines High with HTC Coach Courtney Spleen who is the Head Coach of the TPHS team.

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Lindsay Bowman

Lindsay Bowman

HTC Coach - San Diego

Erica Cohen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Erica is a Goalie Coach for HTC San Diego. Erica is a local to San Diego and attended Torrey Pines Highschool. While in highschool, she also was a member of Rush Field Hockey Club and traveled to many local and National Tournaments with them. She then continued on to play at UC Davis from 2012-2016 and had a standout senior season with her team that advanced to the America East Conference quarterfinals.

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Erica Cohen

Erica Cohen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kiana Duncan

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kiana is a local to San Diego and attended Canyon Crest Academy during her highschool career and was a member of Rush Field Hockey Club with fellow Goalie Coach Erica Cohen. She then continued on to be a successful student-athlete as a Mechanical Engineer major at Johns Hopkins University from 2012-2016. Kiana started every game as a key defender for the Johns Hopkins Field Hockey Team and is now back in San Diego as the Varsity Field Hockey Coach at Canyon Crest Academy where she led the team to win the 2018 CIF Division I Championship.

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Kiana Duncan

Kiana Duncan

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kragen Metz

HTC Coach - San Diego

Kragen is a current member of University of Michigan Field Hockey team and we are excited to have her part of the HTC family. While at Michigan, she has already been part of teams that have earned a trip the NCAA Final Four and named the 2017 B1G Tournament Champions. She is a local to San Diego and attended Canyon Crest Academy from 2013-2016. While at CCA, she was part of the 2013 Division II CIF Championship team, 2016 Avocado West League Champion, 2014-2016 All League Selection, 2016 All-CIF team. Kragen has been coaching with HTC for two years.

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Kragen Metz

Kragen Metz

HTC Coach - San Diego

Liza Shevchenko

HTC Coach - San Diego

Liza is a native of San Diego and had a successful career at Canyon Crest Academy. While at CCA she earned the CIF San Diego Sportsmanship Award 15', First Team Avocado West League All-League 16', San Diego Union-Tribune All Academic Team 16' and 17' Most Valuable Offensive Player 16', 17' Serra Tournament First-team -17'. She also participated in 17' California Cup U-19 Championship team and Avocado West League Championship 16''.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science.

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Liza Shevchenko

Liza Shevchenko

HTC Coach - San Diego

Courtney Spleen

HTC Coach - San Diego

Courtney is an HTC coach for our San Diego site. Courtney is from Pennsylvania and attended Exeter Senior High School. During her high school career she played for X-Calibur Field Hockey Club and continued her career as a student athlete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While at UMass, she participated on the teams that earned two Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and made two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances. She has great coaching experience working with club programs on the East Coast. She is also currently the Head Coach at Torrey Pines High.

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Courtney Spleen

Courtney Spleen

HTC Coach - San Diego
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