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Miki Osherow

Club Director


USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

One of Coach O's
Favorite Club Moments:

Running through the water sprinklers at National Club Championship!

Started with Ambush:
2008

Playing Experience:
Appalachian State University -2 Deep South Conference Titles, Points Leader, Captain (senior year), Senior-Athlete with Highest GPA

Coaching Experience: 16 years
Program Head and Varsity Head Coach
Providence Day School (Charlotte, NC) - 15 years
2 time Coach of the Year
Led teams to GOLD at Disney Tournament, 2nd Place Poolplacement at Festival tournaments, 10th place at the National Club Championship.

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Jenell Davis

Community Development Manager, Select Development Program Head, 

U19 Select Coach

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach 

Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach 

One of Coach Jenell's Favorite Club Moments:
Anything involving INDOOR


Started with Ambush:
2011

Playing Experience:
J.P. McCaskey HS (Lancaster, PA) - 4 year starter, 1st Freshmen in HS program to make Varsity, Lancaster Lebanon League All-Star Second Team (2005)
East Coast Field Hockey Club
Appalachian State University


Coaching Experience:
East Coast Field Hockey Club Camp Assistant Coach – 2005, 2006
Appalachian State University Field Hockey Summer Camp Assistant Coach – 2008
Ambush JV Head Coach 2012
Community House MS Head Coach – 2013
Ardrey Kell HS JV Head Coach – 2014

U14 Select National Club Challenge Head Coach - Second Place - 2015

U16 Ambush Purple Head Coach - 2015 National Indoor Tournament Appearance

Ardrey Kell HS Varsity Head Coach - 2015, 2016, 2017

   
Sarah Krombolz
Technical Director,
U19 Program Head (outdoor)

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

Three words to describe Coach Krombolz:
Grateful. Loyal. Passionate

 


Started with Ambush:
2015

Playing Experience:
A four-year starter at the University of Iowa, Krombolz was a 3x All-Big Ten selection, a 2x All-Region selection, and an All-American selection in 1999. In her senior campaign as team captain, she helped lead the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Final Four.

Coaching Experience:
Krombolz coached alongside Steve Jennings for the past 13 seasons at American University in Washington, D.C. (the past seven years as the Associate Head Coach). In her time at American, she helped the Eagles reach seven of the last ten NCAA Tournaments, eight consecutive Patriot League Championships, and nine straight Patriot League Regular Season Championships.

   
Sarah Kocmond
Business Manager
Rec League Director

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

Three words to describe Coach K:
helpful, keeper, team-player



Started with Ambush:
2014
Playing Experience:
Started playing field hockey in 8th grade, after 5 years of playing club soccer. Goalkeeper. Brown University 1987-90. Ivy League and ECAC Champions 1989. All-Ivy First Team and Captain. Currently holds following records at Brown: career shutouts (19) career save percentage (.890) career GA avg (1.02) Inducted into Brown Hall of Fame 2002. Inducted into Lawrence (NJ) High School Hall of Fame 2014. Highest level of achievement: selected to Olympic Development A Camp in 1989 for U21 National Team tryouts, making her one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the nation in her age group.
Coaching Experience:
(2014) Randolph Middle School. (2015 to Present) Providence Day School JV and U12 Select/Competitive/Rec Leagues.
One of Coach Kocmond's Favorite Club Moments:
Manning the check-in table as Ambush hosted the RCCs and see field hockey take over Matthews Sportsplex. 
   
Terry Loeb
Athletic Director, U14 Coach

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach
Three words to describe Coach Loeb:
organized, competitive, patient


Started with Ambush:
2015

Playing Experience:
Charlotte Latin HS - lettered in 3 varsity sports all four years. Played intramural and club sports while at University of Georgia.

Coaching Experience:
JV Coach -  Providence Day School 2017 - Present
JV Head Coach - Charlotte Catholic HS 2011-2016        
Ambush Competitive/Select Coach (indoor/outdoor)

One of Coach Loeb's Favorite Club Moments:
Seeing how many schools in the Charlotte area have added field hockey! 

   
Michelle Garrity
Assistant Director,
U16 Program Head

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

 One of Coach Meesh's Favorite Club Moments: 
 Seeing the U16 team accomplish great things at Disney 2014 


Started with Ambush: 
2010 

Playing Experience: 
Providence Day School 1999-2003 (All-State '02 & '03), Wake Forest University Club 2004-2006 (2 year starter) 
Manager of the Wake Forest University Field Hockey Team in 2007 under Head Coach Jen Averill and Goalie Coach Christina Restivo 

Coaching Experience:
 
Varsity Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for... 
Forsyth Country Day School (Lewisville, NC) 2005-2006 
West Forsyth High School (Clemmons, NC) 2008-2010 
Providence Day School (Charlotte, NC) 2011-present 
 


Meet the Coaches:

Joey
Prestidge

U19 Program Head (indoor)

England Hockey Level II
 Three words that best describe Coach Joey:
UK. UK. UK.




Started with Ambush: 
2017

Playing Experience: 
Joey has played at National League level around the world. Playing at Leeds University in the British Premier league, then National League clubs in England and Australia, before being signed on a professional contract both outdoor and indoor, for Lyon France. Joey moved back to the UK after injury and played for a London Regional club before moving to Charlotte.

Coaching Experience: 
Although a recent Charlotte arrival, Joey has coached in the USA before. As a 12-year international coach for Gateway Field Hockey, Region 10 USAFH Futures, Davidson College and numerous D1 College camps. Building on regional coaching experience from France, the UK and Australia, he has coached teams and lead skills clinics in a plethora of international locations.
   
Kelsey Melando

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

One of Coach Kelsey's Favorite Club Moments:
Coaching the U16 team at 2013 Festival in Florida


Started with Ambush:
2012

Playing Experience:
started playing at 10 years old
Washington Wolves Club
Quince Orchard HS - Maryland 4A State Champs 2006
Appalachian State University; 2008-2012, NFHCA National Academic Squad '08-'12, Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll '08-'12, Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal '08-'12

Coaching Experience:
Charlotte Country Day School JV Head Coach
Myers Park High School V Assistant Coach 2016-present
   
Alayne Phillips

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

Three words to describe  Coach Alayne:
loud, knowledgeable, and passionate

 

Started with Ambush:
2013 

Playing Experience:
Started playing in the 5th grade 
Played for Assumption High School (Louisville, KY) 2004-2007. 3 year starter, Captain 2004 & 2007 
Played for International field hockey club of Kentucky (IFHCK) 2004-2007 
Played at the University of Western Kentucky for 1 year
University of Louisville Club 2011-2012

Coaching Experience:
Myers Park High School JV Head Coach
   
Sarah 
Thornhill


Three words to describe Coach Sarah:
Competitive, Positive, Energetic


Started with Ambush: 
2018

Playing Experience: 
Sarah graduated from Wake Forest in 2017 where she played on the forward line. She was a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic team and four-time member of the NFHCA All-Academic Team. Wake advanced to the NCAA championship 3 seasons during her tenure and won the ACC Championship in 2014. Following her collegiate career Sarah was selected to the US National Developmental Squad and trained with the team for 6 months before "retiring" from competitive field hockey and moving to Charlotte. 

Coaching Experience: 
Sarah has coached numerous field hockey camps and clinics at Wake Forest and Miami University in Ohio, and has also coached for the USA Field Hockey Futures program. At Wake she volunteered with the Weed Whackers program which promotes growth of the sport in the Winston-Salem area among elementary aged boys and girls. 
   
Skylar Quattlebaum

Three words to describe  Coach Q:

passionate, empathetic, and enthusiastic


Started with Ambush:
2015

Playing Experience:
Central York HS: 4 yr var starter, County Champs 2007, York County All-Star Team 2007
M2Sports Field Hockey Club: played 2004-2008
Slippery Rock University: 2008-2012, National Academic Squad 2008-2012, Captain 2011

Coaching Experience:
Ballyhoo Field Hockey Club: 2 year coach 2012-2014
Dallastown HS: JV Coach 2012-2014
U16 Silver Ambush Indoor Team 2015-2018
U16 Ambush Select Team Assistant Coach 2016
Marvin Ridge HS Varsity Coach 2015-present
   
Rachael Snelgrove

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

One of Coach Snelgrove's Favorite Club Moments:

Trips to Virginia

 

Started with Ambush:
2015

Playing Experience:

4 year HS varsity starter in central PA- First team all region 2002

Messiah College 2003-2006Starter all 3 seasons I played: National Quarterfinalists 2003, National Final Four Qualifiers 2004, National Runners up 2005, NCAA All Tournament Team 2005, 3rin nation for NCAA D3 for defensive saves 2005


Coaching Experience:

Currently Head High School FH Coach at Covenant Day School- started the program in 2015.

Head FH Coach at Houghton College 2008-2010, 2011-2014

Director of Houghton College FH Camp 2014-2015

Assistant FH Coach at Robert Morris University 2007

Futures Coach 2007-2008

Coached Champions Edge FH, East Coast FH, Messiah College FH, Bloomsburg FH Camps 2008-2010

   
Julie Valbuena

One of Coach Julie's Favorite Club Moments:



Started with Ambush:

Playing Experience:

Coaching Experience:
   
Shelly Page One of Coach Page's Favorite Club Moments:



Started with Ambush:
2013

Playing Experience:
Wake Forest University

Coaching Experience:
Myers Park High School Assistant Coach
   
Erica Adcock

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach
Three words to describe Coach Adcock: 
Determined, Competitive, Focused
 

Started with Ambush:
2011

Playing Experience:
Liberty HS - District Player of the Year & 1st Team All-State (junior & senior year)
Appalachian State University - 2003-2006, 4 year starter Conference Rookie of the Year '03, NORPAC All-Conference Team '04-'06, Academic All-American '03-'06

Coaching Experience:

Appalachian State University - graduate assistant coach 2008
Myers Park High School Head Coach - 2013-present. NCFHA Coach of the Year 2016
Various Ambush Select teams

  
Esty Byrd

Three words to describe Coach Byrd: 
Intense, Energetic, Ambitious

Started with Ambush: 
2009 as a player, 2016 as a coach

Playing Experience: 4 year letter-winner at William & Mary, played in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the Czech Republic during a summer tour with Global Players, 3 year Varsity starter at Charlotte Country Day School, 3x All-Conference Selection, 2x All-State Selection, 2x NC All-Star Team Selection, 2011 CCDS Varsity Captain, 2011 Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year, 2011 NFHCA South Region All-Region, 3x National Futures Championship Selection, 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Gold Medal Winner, 3x Charlotte Weekly Super Field Hockey Team-First Team, 2012 National Club Championship, 2012 Disney Field Hockey Showcase Gold Medal Winner, 2009 State Championship

Coaching Experience: Current USFHA Futures coach, U14 Ambush Flyers, 2017 Ambush Indoor, 2016 Ballentyne Middle School Coach, 2016 Colonial Field Hockey Camp, 2014 Global Players Coach in Prague, Czech Republic, 2012 & 2013 CCDS Advanced FH Camp, 2012 & 2013 CCDS Developmental FH Camp, 2013 PDS Field Hockey Camp
   
Laina Maines

Three words to describe Coach Maines: 
Hard working, driven, and passionate about field hockey
 

Started with Ambush: 
2016

Playing Experience: Barker High School, SUNY Oswego

Coaching Experience:  2011 Assistant coach Barker HS Field Hockey. 2016 South Meck High School Assistant. 2017 South Meck High School JV Head Coach. Ambush indoor competitive team coach. Ambush U16 Force Select Development outdoor team. 
   
Megan Smiga

 Three words to describe Coach Megan:


Started with Ambush: 
2017

Playing Experience: Queens College - midfielder. Transferred from Newberry College where she was named to All-conference second team and all-academic first team.

Coaching Experience: 2017 Current USFHA Futures coach, Ambush U16 Force Select Development outdoor team, South Meck HS JV assistant.
 

Courtney Nolan

Three words to describe Coach Courtney:  
Corny, Goal-Oriented, Hard working 

Started with Ambush: 
2017

Playing Experience: Played defense for Limestone College and prior to that at Keene HS in Keene New Hampshire.

Coaching Experience: Ambush U16 Force Select Development outdoor team
   
Suzanne
Olson


USA Field Hockey LEVEL I Certified Coach
 Three words to describe
Coach O:
Passionate, Caring, Fun


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Started with Ambush: 
2010

Playing Experience: Trinity College. Freshman starter.

Coaching Experience: Middle School and Youth. Charlotte Latin, Charlotte Country Day and Ambush. Also coach lacrosse. Hockey and lacrosse Umpire

One of Coach O's Favorite Club Moments: Watching the love of the game in girls of all levels. 
 
Nicole
Siddall
Three words to describe
Coach Nikki:
Passionate, dedicated, hard-working



Started with Ambush: 
2017

Playing Experience: 2003-2007 Wamogo Regional High School Varsity Starter, 2006 2nd Team All League, 2007 2nd Team All State, 2003-2004 USA Futures, 2004-2007 USA Futures Elite, USA Futures National Tournament CT U16 Team 2005/2006, USA Futures National Tournament CT U19 Team 2007, EuroTour 2005, Marywood University 2008-2009

Coaching Experience: 
South Park Youth Association Carmel Cougars 2014-present, Ambush Indoor Select 2017-2018 Season

   
Lindsay
Stetson
Three words to describe
Coach Stetson:
Passionate. Hard-working. Disciplined.


Started with Ambush: 
2017

Playing Experience: A 3-year starter at Monmouth University, Stetson was named to the NFHCA National Academics squad for three consecutive seasons. In her senior year as captain, Stetson was presented with the Bill Boylan award for traits of leadership, sportsmanship, scholarship and athletic ability. She was also the president of MSAAC (Monmouth Student-Athlete Advisory Committee).

Coaching Experience: After college, Stetson returned to her alma mater - West Deptford High School - to volunteer with the Varsity team for three years alongside former Head Coach Linda Decker. She then moved to New York to coach for three years at The Spence School for Girls, her first two years as the Assistant Varsity coach, and her final year as the Head Varsity coach.
   
Dorcas Zeeso One of Coach Dorcas's Favorite Club Moments:
Taking our 1st U14 team to Jr. Disney Showcase 


Started with Ambush: 
2008

Playing Experience: 
played in England 
High school - lettered in 4 sports 
I.M. March College - rounders team, lacrosse team, cricket team 
Club in Hyde, Cheshire and Regional in Stockport

Coaching Experience:
Charlotte Country Day School Middle School: 1994-2013 (lost only 6 games with only 10 goals scored against as 8th grade coach) 
2 time Coach of the Year at CCDS & USA Futures, Region 8 Team
   
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