Spartan Coaching Staff

CLUB DIRECTORS:

Coaching Experience: Head Coach Spirit Eagles 2006-2014
• Team won 3 indoor NIT gold medal at U 16 and U 19 levels
• Team Won Gold Medal at USFHA Hockey Festival
• Team Won Gold Medal at Disney Showcase
• Team Won consecutive gold medals at Big Apple U 19 tournaments
• Women Alumni and Mixed Team won consecutive gold medals at Haddies Cup
Playing Career:
• Played for Tristate Field Hockey club that won 5 league championships
• Played in US Olympic Festival in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993
• Represented US in Inaugural Pan Club Championship in Kingston Jamaica
• Played on Tristate Field Hockey Club team that won John F. Kennedy International Memorial Tournament

Marc Waldron

 

Coaching Experience; Head Coach Spirit Eagles 2007-2015
• U 19 Teams qualified for 4 consecutive NIT tournaments
• Major contribution to success to teams that won Gold Medals at Disney Showcase and Hockey Festival
• Head Coach Tristate Field Hockey Club that won NEFHA Club championship and John F. Kennedy International Memorial Tournament

Plus additional coaches that have played at the collegiate level will be part of the coaching staff

Kesley "Fuzzy" Stephenson

ADDITIONAL COACHING STAFF:

*Many of which have played, starred, and captained their collegiate teams.

Ewen "Barney" Barnaby

- USA Level1, Level2 Field Hockey Coaching Accreditation. 
- Safe Sport Training Certified, as well as CPR/AED Trained. 
- Certification from IOC and Pan American committes. 

- Represented Jamaica in the 1987{USA} and 1991{Cuba} Pan American games. 

- Multiple time Men's NEFHA league championship {as player and coach}.

- Currently Head Field Hockey Coach at Mount St Dominic Academy.

Kayla Sullivan, Bucknell University Class of 2016 (Major: Sociology). Starting midfielder for 4 years. Led Bucknell's field hockey team as captain her senior year.
- Coached for Futures USA Field Hockey in 2016-2018
- Varsity assistant coach for Bridgewater-Raritan High School 2018-2021
- Awards: Patriot League Honor Roll, All Patriots League 2nd Team 
- High School: Bridgewater-Raritan '12
- Currently works as an elementary school teacher in Hackettstown NJ

 

Haley Meade, Rutgers University Class of 2018 (Major: Psychology; Masters: Elementary and Middle School Education). Served as captain of Rutgers' field hockey team in her senior year. Played forward and starting midfielder.

- USA field hockey coaching certification.

- Awards: Academic All Big Ten, Big Ten distinguished scholar.

- High School: Freehold Boro '14

Christen Piersanti (Goalkeeper Coach), Monmouth University Class of 2017 (Major: Criminal Justice and minor in Homeland Security). Goalkeeper.

- USA Women’s Junior National Indoor squad member in 2011, 2012 and 2013

- Awards: 2 MAC Championships, 2015 and  2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, 2016 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year. Named the 2013 MVP of the Junior Premier League. Selected to participate in the 2012 and 2013 Futures Elite Program.

- High School: Bridgewater-Raritan '13

- Currently works as a Paralegal at the Somerset County Prosecutors Office.

 


 

Amanda Westerweller (Goalkeeper Coach), Monmouth University Class of 2015 (Major: Biology and Education with an endorsement in teaching students with Disabilities). Goalkeeper with over 15 years of playing experience.

- Coaches for USA futures programs, at the high school level, and at the club level with over 10 years of coaching experience.

- Awards: MAAC defensive player of the week (2013), All-academic team (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), National Academic Squad member. 

Alexandra Agathis (part-time), University of Pennsylvania Class of 2016 (Major: Biology), defender and starting midfielder. Awards:  PNC Student-Athlete Achiever Award, NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad Member, Athlete of the Month by Penn Sports Performance (Feb 2016).