2005 Annual Report
Message from the President
The annual report of USA Field Hockey is intended to provide
information to you about the sport of field hockey in our country.
As the National Governing Body (NGB) for field hockey under the
United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Field Hockey is
charged with the development of the sport from the grassroots
2 .... President’s Message programs of youth and club hockey through to the international
3 .... Board of Directors competitions involving our women’s and men’s elite teams. This
year, 2005, is the first year of the Olympic Quadrennium which
4 .... Year in Review
culminates in the Summer Games in Beijing, China, in 2008.
5 .... Membership
6 .... International Programs
USA Field Hockey has made a commitment to being in Beijing.
This past year, the Association made decisions in the areas of
Women’s National Teams personnel and facilities to support our goal of “Sustained
Men’s National Teams Competitive Excellence”. We are seeking out talented
young women and men and will, through our Elite
USA Field Hockey Mission
Performance Training Centers (EPTC) and Regional
International Umpiring Training Centers (RTC), respectively, prepare them for The United States Field Hockey
success in Pan American, World Cup, and Olympic Association is the national govern-
ing body for Field Hockey in the
10 .. Olympic Development
competition. To ensure great training facilities for our
United States and is a member of
teams year ‘round, we have refurbished the artificial turf the United States Olympic Com-
Futures field at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, mittee, International Hockey Fed-
Camps & Tours Calif. The Chula Vista field, along with the fields at our eration and the Pan American
11 .. National Programs
USA Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Hockey Federation. The mission
Beach, support our teams on both coasts and provide of the USA Field Hockey is to:
13 .. Business Development state-of-the-art venues for attracting international
Sponsorship & Licensing competitors to the United States. 1. Provide programs and ser-
vices for our members, support-
Fund Raising ers, affiliates and the interested
But, perhaps the most significant development of 2005
14 .. Events public.
has been the assembling of our excellent High
16 .. Communications Performance staff under the guidance of Technical 2. Be committed to excellence
Director Terry Walsh. Along with WNT Coach Lee and the improvement of both
17 .. Financial Report
Bodimede, MHP Coach Nick Conway and Goalkeeping men and women in our sport, em-
19 .. Valued Contributors Specialist Justine Sowry, Terry has created a phasizing participation and devel-
22 .. Message from the technological and practical model for improving opment opportunities for players,
Executive Director coaching at all levels in the U.S., an effort which has coaches, umpires and adminis-
been met with overwhelming support and enthusiasm by trators.
23 .. Corporate Sponsors
coaches and athletes, alike.
3. Be committed to selecting
For all of our programs and initiatives, the financial and preparing teams to participate
successfully in the Olympic
support of our field hockey family is both critical and
Games, Pan American Games
sincerely appreciated. Whether for Futures scholarships and identified international com-
or indoor hockey tours or our Annual Fund, your petitions.
contributions to USA Field Hockey help to ensure the
future of this great sport. 4. Strive to represent the United
States and the sport of field
To all of our donors, we offer a sincere “thank you”, and hockey in an exemplary manner
invite you to continue to be a part of the exciting journey throughout the world both in terms
which is USA Field Hockey! of competitive performance and in
the overall quality of our programs
Sharon E. Taylor and services to our members.
President, USA Field Hockey
Board of Directors
Sharon Taylor Meri Dembrow Barbara Doran Pat Cota
President Treasurer Ex. Vice President/ Athlete Representative
Andrew Duncan Jill Reeve Jason Wellings Billie Ahluwalia
Athlete Representative Athlete Representative Athlete Representative Director
Barb Carreiro Pam Hixon Jim Johnson Michelle Madison
Director Director Director Director
Merrily Dean Baker
Lenny McCaigue Char Morett Daniel Shapiro
Director Director Director
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2005 in Review
Team Selection Camp
Camp Elite Per formance National Championships
Elite Perf National Championships
Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Beach, Va.
Rabobank Champions Challenge
Men’s Jr Pan American Championship
Virginia Beach, Va.
Men’s & Women’s Indoor Tours Futures Championship
N ational Futures Championship
Canada/Vienna, Austria Virginia Beach, Va.
National Indoor Tournament
Junior Olympic Games
Virginia Beach, Va., Richmond, Va., Collegeville, Pa. New Orleans, La.
Women’s Jr Pan American Championship
Pan Championship USA/Canada Challenge
San Juan, Puerto Rico Vancouver, B.C.
Lee Bodimeade named women’s national September
team coach Women’s Junior World Cup
Virginia Beach, Va. Santiago, Chile
Futures Elite Netherlands Tournaments
Elite Netherlands Tournaments November
Valkenswaard, The Hague, The Netherlands. National Hockey Festival
Palm Beach Co., Fla.
2nd USA Club Championship USA Under-18 Men Canada Series
Virginia Beach, Va. Vancouver, B.C.
May Women Nation
USA Women at Argentina Three Nation
Women New Tour
USA Women New Zealand Tour Buenos Aires, Argentina
June Women Pan
USA Indoor Men, Women at Indoor Pan Am Cup
USA Women/Australia Series Kitchner, Ontario
Virginia Beach, Va.
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Recorded a membership count
of 15,625 for 2005.
benefits with secondary
insurance policy to cover
participating athletes, officials
Conducted 79% of
membership activities on-line.
Provided playing opportunites
to record numbers of members
at the National Hockey Festival
(3,525), National Indoor
Tournament (1,700) and
Experienced 41.2 % increase Membership by Sex
in total membership since Male 7.5%
1997. National trends included
Membership by Region
a 12.3 % increase in high Northeast 50%
school participation and a Mid Atlantic 21%
10.1% increase at the college
level since 1995-96 (Source: Southeast 1%
National Federation of State High School
USA Field Hockey
Associations, NCAA). Membership by State
New York 11%
New Jersey 11%
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Women’s National Squad
Competed in 5 tests at New Zealand (1-4)(May 14-21).
Competed in 4 tests vs. Australia (0-2-2) in Virginia Beach, Va. (June
Placed 5th at the Rabobank Champions Challenge in Virginia
Beach, Va. (July 8-16).
Competed in 5 tests vs. Canada (5-0) in Virginia Beach, Va. (Aug.
Finished 2nd in 3 Nation vs. Argentina and Chile in Buenos Aires
Collected individual honors at the Champions Challenge with
Amy Tran as Goalkeeper of the Tournament and Angie Loy as
leading goalscorer (tie).
Women’s Junior Squads
The USA’s Rachel Qualified for the Jr. World Cup by finishing 2nd at the Jr. Pan
Dawson was named
the Player of the American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 16-27).
Tournament at the
2005 Junior Pan
American Champion- Finished first in the Elite Performance Training Center National
ships in San Juan
Championship in Virginia Beach, Va. (June 29-July 4).
Finished a best-ever seventh at the Jr. World Cup in Santiago,
Chile (Sept. 14-25).
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Women’s Indoor Squad
Competed against Austrian clubs in Vienna (Feb. 15-20).
Finished second at the Indoor Pan American Cup in Kitchener-
Waterloo, Ontario (Dec. 8-11).
Men’s National Squad
U21 Squad finished fourth at the Jr. Pan American Championship
in Havana, Cuba (Feb. 16-27).
U18 Squad competed in a 3 match series with BC in Vancouver
Men’s Indoor Squad
Competed at the Canadian Indoor Invitational in Toronto, Ontario
Competed in tournaments in Hanover, Germany (Nov. 5-13).
Pat Harris was Finished third at the Indoor Pan American Cup in Kitchener-
named the Player of
the Tournament at the
Waterloo, Ontario (Dec. 8-11).
2005 Junior Pan Am
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International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Aaron Sher Richard Kentwell Laura Darling Bev Johnson Dr. Fook Wong
Executive Board/Chair, Umpiring Development & Development & Chair, Medical
Communications Coaching Coaching
Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF)
Laura Darling Dr. Sandie Glasson Bev Johnson
Medical Pam Hixon Board of Directors/
Competitions Chair, Development
Richard Kentwell Aaron Sher Roque Viegas Chris Waters
Chair, Umpiring Board of Directors Board of Directors,
Dr. Fook Wong Alan Woods Bogdan Matuszweski
Chair, Medical Regional Coordinatior
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Technical appoinments for 2005 included the following individuals:
Technical Officer Pat Hayes - Rabobank Champions Challenge; John
Hritz - Pan Am Club Championship; Roque Viegas - Men’s Junior
Pan Am Championship. Judges: Barb Carreiro - Rabobank
Champions Challenge; Jeff Grosvenor - 3rd Indoor Pan American
Cup; Ruth LaJoie - Women’s Junior World Cup; Suzie Stammer -
Women’s Junior Pan Am Championship; Renee Zelkin - 3rd Indoor
Pan American Cup. Umpire's Managers: Richard Kentwell - Sahara
Men’s Champions Challenge; Women’s Junior Pan Am
Championship; Steve Simpson - 3rd Indoor Pan American Cup; Asst.
Mgr. Men’s Junior Pan Am Championship Umpires: Amy Hassick -
3rd Indoor Pan American Cup, USA/Canada Challenge Cup; Lurah
Hess - Women’s Junior Pan Am Championship; Jun Kentwell -
Women’s Junior World Cup, Rabobank Champions Challenge,USA/
Canada Test Series; Dorinda Martin -3rd Indoor Pan American Cup,
Argentina 3 Nation Tournament, USA Canada Test Series; Vicky
Rhodes - USA/Canada Challenge Cup; Gus Soteriades - 3rd Indoor
Pan American Cup, Men’s Junior World Cup; Dean Wenrich - 3rd
Indoor Pan American Cup.
Continued development of international umpires by Roque
Utilized two domestic events to develop and train international
umpires and technical staff
Named Lee Bodimeade Women’s National Team Coach (April
Named Nick Conway Men’s High Performance Coach (August
Presented USOC Coach of the Year honors to Tracey Fuchs
(National Coach), Sue Butz-Stavin (Developmental Coach) and
Karen Alecxih (Volunteer Coach).
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Elite Performance Centers
Elite Per ers
Established six Elite Performance Centers for women across the USA:
New England, Mid Atlantic, Chesapeake, the South, the Midwest and
Crowned the U.S. U21 team as the national champion at the National
Championship-Women held prior to the Rabobank Champions
Challenge in Virginia Beach, Va., June 29-July 3.
Trained 4,544 athletes with 475 coaches at more than 110 sites nation-
Selected 646 athletes to the National Futures Championship through
38 Futures Regional Tournaments.
Conducted the National Futures Championship in an extended format
in conjunction with the Rabobank Champions Challenge, July 10 – 16,
2005. The combination of the events provided built-in spectators
while providing a valuable opportunity for aspiring athletes to see
top level, international play.
Olympic Development Select Camp
Olympic Dev Camp
Selected the 60 top Futures athletes as Olympic Development
Select in a new program offering additional training opportunities.
Futures Development Invitational Camp
Dev Invitational Camp
Enrolled 115 athletes in the 2005 FDIC Camp: USA Field Hockey’s
popular invitational only camp.
USA Canadian Field Hockey Challenge Cup
Claimed the championship in the inaugural Challenge featuring
three USA Futures Elite Select Teams representing the top 50 U19
Futures athletes and three British Columbia teams.
Futures Elite Tours
U19 and U16 Futures Elite teams competed in annual international
events in The Netherlands. The U16 team placed fourth at the
International Easter Tournament in Valkenwaard while the U19 team
went 1-4-1 at the Jeugd International Pass Tournament in The Hague.
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Equipment Grant Program
Continued the Equipment Grant Program with Longstreth, Penn
Monto, and STX as official sponsors. The program awarded
$22,000 worth of equipment to schools and communities in need
Conducted 2nd annual Club Championship with five men’s teams
and ten women’s teams in Virginia Beach, Va. Red Rose (women)
and Mystery (men) won the club titles.
Mystery went on to win the title at the Pan American Club
Championship in Mexico.
High School & College Open Camps
. Attracted 120 high school athletes and 80 college athletes to the
High School Open and College Open camps at Babson College
(Mass.). The camps were directed by the U.S. National Coaching
Staff and a combination of High Performance and Olympic
Enrolled 49 camps into the 2005 Partner Camp program giving
participating camps a listing in USA Field Hockey’s camp
Mystery won the Pan Am
Club crown after
directory and the ability to recommend approximately 800
capturing the USA Club athletes into the 2006 Futures Program.
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Conducted winter workshops at Princeton (N.J.) and
Northwestern University (Mass.)for 48 coaches. National
coaches Nick Conway and Justine Sowry served as course
Conducted the first FIH Coaching Course for USA Field Hockey
in conjunction with the Rabobank Champions Challenge, July
13 – 17, 2005. Tayyab Ikram, FIH Coaching Director, and Rudiger
Hanel, FIH Master Coach conducted the course. Thirty eight
coaches participated in the program.
Conducted the annual Forum at the Finals for 36 coaches at the
NCAA Championships at the Univ. of Louisville. Terry Walsh, Lee
Bodimeade and Justine Sowry conducted the course.
Initiated USA Field Hockey’s first online education program for
High Performance athletes presented online by Terry Walsh.
In conjunction with the FIH Umpire Boost program, certified 36
new USA Field Hockey umpire coaches to recruit and train the
next generation of umpires.
Conducted a USA Field Hockey National Umpiring Course in
conjunction with the Rabobank Champions Challenge. Two
international experts, Jane Nockolds and Richard Kentwell,
conducted the course. A record 50 umpires attended the event.
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Sponsorship & Licensing
Launched association-wide re-branding effort with the
introduction of a new logo and graphics.
Conducted a promotional plan for the Rabobank Champions
Challenge resulting in tournament attendance total of 11,247.
Secured the support of 20 international, national and local
companies for the Rabobank Champions Challenge.
Signed three national sponsors for multiple year commitments.
Enhanced the exhibitor program by offering more than 15
vendor opportunities throughout the year.
Contracted licensees for merchandise and event still
Hosted a parents reception and silent auction at the National
Conducted the annual direct mail campaign with more than
$30,000 in revenue.
Kicked off the Lauren Powley Ride Across America with
proceeds directly benefiting the USA National Team.
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National Indoor Tournament
Conducted three weekends of the National Indoor Tournaments:
Richmond, Va. – U19, March 3-5; Ursinus College – Women’s Open,
March 18-19; Hampton, Va. – U14/U16, March 24-26.
Increased the number of U16 teams from 40 to 48.
Improved the accountability of the 14 qualifying tournaments by
incorporating a technical officer at each site assigned by USA
Field Hockey to monitor the tournament as a form of quality
National Hockey Festival
Number of participants increased slightly with the increase in
maximum rosters size from 18 to 20 players.
Received grants from Palm Beach County Sports Institute for
$42,500 and the Florida Sports Foundation for $15,000.
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Instituted an umpire social on Wednesday night at of the National
Hockey Festival with a discussion of Festival rules and the
presentation of umpiring awards.
Rabobank Champions Challenge
Successfully hosted the FIH Rabobank Champions Challenge in
Virginia Beach, Va. in conjunction with the National Futures
Championships, July 8-16.
Generated ticket sales in excess of $30,000 which included
collateral events such as the coaches clinic, umpiring clinic and
Rabobank Champions Challenge final standings:
1. New Zealand, 2. South Africa, 3. Japan, 4. England, 5. United
States, 6. Spain
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Featured nationally in USA Today, Sports Event Magazine and the
Reported on regularly in Virginia Beach media including the
Virginian Pilot, Newport News Daily Press and television stations
WAVY-10, WTKR-3 and WVEC-13.
Featured in major metropolitan newspapers including the Boston
Globe, Miamia Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Philadelphia Inquirer,
San Francisco Examiner and
Richmond Times Dispatch.
Covered regionally in
from the Annapolis Capitol
(Md.) to the North County
Times (Escondido, Calif.).
supporting media guide/programs for the Rabobank Champions
Challenge, National Indoor Tournament, National Futures
Championship and National Hockey Festival.
Published Field Hockey News – the nation’s only general interest
field hockey magazine – to a subscriber base of more than 14,000.
Developed copy and provided design support for USA Field Hockey
programs/promotions such as TalentLink, Coaching Courses,
association business documents and Champions Challenge (tickets,
billboard, posters, etc.)
Created and maintained the Rabobank Champions Challenge website.
Recorded the most traffic in the history of usfieldhockey.com with
more than 5.5 million page views. Ranked No. 1 in searches for “field
hockey” on major search engines including Google and Yahoo.
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Attached is the audit of the United States Field
Hockey Association for the year 2005. The
independent audit was performed by BKD, LLP.
USA Field Hockey Treasurer
Independent Accountants’ Report
Board of Directors
United States Field Hockey Association, Inc.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the United States Field
Hockey Association, Inc. as of December 31, 2005, and the related statements of activities and cash
flows for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Association’s
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our
audit. The financial statements of the United States Field Hockey Association, Inc. as of and for the
year ended December 31, 2004, before they were retroactively restated for the matters discussed in
Note 2, were audited by other accountants whose report dated March 18, 2005, expressed an
unqualified opinion on those statements.
We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United
States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable
assurance about whether the fInancial statements are free of material misstatement An audit
includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement
presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the 2005 financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material
respects, the financial position of United States Field Hockey Association, Inc. as of December 31,
2005, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity
with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
As discussed in Note 2, in 2005 the Association retroactively changed its accounting for its interest
in the United States Field Hockey Foundation’s net assets.
\s\ BKD, LLP
April 21, 2006, except for Note 13 as to which the date is May 15,2006
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United States Field Hockey Association, Inc.
Statement of Activities
Year Ended December 31,2005
Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total
Revenues, Gains and Other Support
Contributions $ 74,382 $ 3,542 $ - $ 77,924
Grants 126,119 - - 126,119
USOC support 72,000 250,000 - 322,000
U.S. Field Hockey Foundation support 86,225 - - 86,225
Corporate sponsorship 51,035 - - 51,035
Membership dues 561,036 - - 561,036
Registration fees 2,677,269 - - 2,677,269
Umpire fees 108,715 - - 108,715
Other fees 68,164 82,397 - 150,561
Licensing revenue 51,500 - - 51,500
Advertising revenue 22,550 - - 22,550
Sales revenue 80,834 - - 80,834
Rebates 84,319 - - 84,319
In-kind revenue 67,915 - - 67,915
Investmentretum 31,368 - - 31,368
Change in interest in net assets of
Foundation 24,302 - - 24,302
Other 21,545 - - 21,545
Net assets released from restrictions __335.939 _(335.939) ______- _____0
Total revenues, gains and other
support 4.545.217 _______- ______- 4.545.217
International teams program 1,563,968 - - 1,563,968
Olympic and sport development program 1,577,899 - - 1,577,899
Member services program 818.918 _______- ______- 818.918
Total program services 3,960,785 _______- ______- 3,960,785
Management and general 420,634 - - 420,634
Marketing and communication 219,175 - - 219,175
Fundraising 20,853 - - 20,853
Volunteer administration 67.352 _______- ______- 67.352
Total expenses 4.688.799 _______- ______- 4.688.799
Change in Net Assets (143.582) _______- ______- (143.582)
Net Assets, Beginning of Year, as
Restated 2.478.862 _______- 8.340 2.487.202
Net Assets, End of Year $ 2.335.280 $ ______0 $ __8.340 $ 2.343.620
See Notes to Financial Statements 3
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Fund Donors—- Hock
Annual Fund Donors—-The Heart of Hockey
The Applebee Society Laura & Gene Landoe Mr. & Mrs. J. Richard Stamm
( Gifts of $1,000 and Above) Janice & T. Williams Lingo Paul Thompson
Robert & Margaret Marotta Ruth LaJoie & Sharyn Wingate
Jim & April Schink
Shelley & Stephanie Johnson
Richard & Deborah Stahlhuth Silver Donors
Sheila & Paul Walker ( Gifts of $100-249)
Parents of Stacey
& Kristen Lee Harpal & Meena Ahluwalia
Marcy Place Nancy R. Albright
Jaclyn Radvany Helen & John Allen
(Gifts of $250-499)
Grace Robertson Diane Angstadt
Daniel Shapiro & Family Anonymous The Bean’s
Betty Shellenberger Anonymous Team Blitz FHA
Sharon E. Taylor Barbara Doran Stephen Bobrowich,
In Memory of Lukas
Christopher & Alison Clegg Family
Wyn & Barbara Davies
Mark Densen Family
Claudia & Ronald DePasquale
Peter & Margaret Galligan
Timothy & Nancy Gardiner
Field Hockey Gaetano Giordano
Female Athlete MaryAlice & Bob Girouard
of the Year
honors in 2005 Jane Hansen
Eastern FH - Voorhees, NJ
Cheryl & Bruce Elliott Granby Memorial High School
The President’s Club Tee Goh Cheryl & Mark Himmelheber
( Gifts of $500 - $999) Michael & Deborah Haller Jeff & Madeline Javelet
James & Lesley Hearn Jeff Kasold
Gary & Connie Adams
Barbara Longstreth Courtney Kistler
Mindy & Eric Miller Deborah & Joseph Koenig
Susan & Charles Moran Linda Kreiser
Anonymous Ron & Susan Kyser
Ralph & Sarah Spuehler
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Cynthia Christy-Langenfeld Bronze Donors Genevieve & James De Felice
Diana & Markel Larkins ( Gifts of $50-$99) Elizabeth & Katherine Donohue
Lehman Brothers/Barbara Doran Neil Dorsey
John & Sheila Anderson
Grace Ludke Susan & Frank Ashburn Paul & Betty Duffield
Garrett & Patricia Lyons Sally & William Edinger
Shelby Madden Melissa Falen
Bodgan K Matuszweski Anonymous
Frank & Janice Bennett
Lenny & Sarah McCaigue The Gaspar’s
Carolyn McGarvie Diane & Robert Gennaro
Thomas & Priscilla Capes
Missy Meharg Helen Stewart Carty, Helen Tomlinson Gibson
Christine Millbauer Stephanie & Ronald Greenwald
In Memory of Betty White Drobac
Rebecca & Rachel Misko Jordan & Liz Grier
Kofie Montgomery Joseph & Mary Harkins
Carolan Norris Leslie Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff
Kathleen & Joseph O’Donnell
Barbara & James Pagos
Anthony Saglimebeni, MD
Razi & Cheryl Saydjari
Bruce & Denise Sensenig
Pam & John Stuper
Howard Thomas & Teddi Joyce
Bob & Mirjam Van Den Bergh
Michael & Stepanie Wagner
Frann & Richard Warren
Susan & Mark Weeks
Phyllis S. Weikart
Peyton & Edith Wells
Pat Harris was
selected USA Field
Hockey Male Athlete of
the Year for 2005
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Anonymous Kelsey Scherrer Cheryl A. Land
Bradley Zeve & Jeanne Howard Anonymous Mary Anne & Richard Linder
Mary & Ronald Huffman Julie & Todd Schnuck Anonymous
Frank & Diane Hyland Paul & Sally Schoffstall Margaret & Anthony Mastoris
Stephen & Sydney James Nan Barash & David Schwartz Lawrence & Jane Mazuchowski
Robert & Susan Judge Helen & Frank Stevenson June McCann
Ann & Arlen Kantarian Christina Syer Jane McGraves
Stephen & Greta Kenney Chris & Dan Thistle Betty McMath
Anonymous Patric L. Thomas Mary Peters
Carla Lane Mary Lou Thornburg Effie Reggia
James & Mary Lazarek Stacey Tormollan Kathleen Roberts
Anne Le Duc Michael & Mary Ellen Travers Jacqueline Schapp
Judy & Vernon Lee Jacqueline Walters Tami & Steven Schirch
Theresa Leonardi Reed & Jennifer Whipple Scot & Joyce Sedlacek
Pam & Randy Lokey Judy Wolstenholme Kimberly & David Smith
Carmyn Lombardo Nancy & Frank Wood Constance & Robin Sullivan
Dorothea Lyman Mike & Josie Zayac Carol & D.R. Titsworth
Stephen & Greta Kenney Anonymous
Joan Maguet Bob Uguccioni
Anonymous Team Spirit(Gifts Under $50) Joan H. Wagner
Laura Mapp Barbara Ware
William & Donna Appenzeller
Laurel Martin Anthony Zangari
William & Roxanne Beaman
Jamie Smith Brower
Parents of Sarah Melrose
Angusta Chapman Bunting
Barbara & Douglas Neufeld
Lisa & John Crowe
Jonathan & Susan Olesky
Robert & Donna Dankner
Robin & Thomas Dietz
Susan & Philip Quinn
Jean & Bernard Dolat
James & Ellen Reinig
Linda & Laurie Roberts
Karl & Lorraine Fisher
Holly & Liza Rodiger
Ray D. Fox
Paul & Lisa Romano
Andrew & Karen Kreck
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Executive Director Message
2005 was a year of many “Firsts” for USA Field Hockey! Here are
just a few:
Promptly on January 6, newly hired National Technical Director of
2006 National Office Staff
High Performance, Terry Walsh, landed in Providence, R.I. to take
Sheila Walker up his first official duties of meeting, greeting (and working) with
Executive Director the coaches at the NFHCA Annual Convention. For those who
have not met Terry yet, he is 24/7/365 field hockey at the very
highest level and has proved to be an inspirational asset to USA
Women’s National Team Coach
Field Hockey both nationally and internationally.
Membership Services In April, USA Field Hockey appointed its first fully independent
Nominating and Governance Committee that was immediately Executive Director
charged with seeking and screening candidates for a new USA
Asst. Executive Director/Events
Field Hockey Board of Directors.
Men’s High Performance Coach In May Women’s Head Coach Lee Bodimeade made his first appearance with the
U.S.Women’s National Team on its tour to New Zealand and has been growing their many
capabilities ever since.
Laura Darling In June the 2005 -2008 U.S. Women’s National Training Squad formally assembled at the
Asst. Executive Director/Olympic & Sport Dev. U.S. Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach for their first steps along the
Road to Beijing 2008.
Asst. Director of Olympic and Sport
Also in June, for the first time in memory, the Australian Women’s National Team played a
test series against the US Women’s National Team in the USA.
Director of Finance In July USA Field Hockey hosted the first FIH event in more than a decade when the
Rabobank Champions Challenge opened in Virginia Beach with teams from New Zealand,
Director of High Performance Spain, South Africa, Japan, England and the USA competing.
Sascha Roth In August a new USA Field Hockey Board of Directors was appointed which included two
Asst. Director High Performance Independent Directors for the first time in the Board’s history.
In September the Women’s Junior National Team placed 7th at the Junior World Cup in
Santiago, Chile, the first top-10 finish ever for a U.S. Junior National Team.
Director of Communications October saw the first meeting of the newly appointed Board of Directors at the U.S.
Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Technical Director of High Performance
As we move forward through 2006 USA Field Hockey is determined to keep this long list of
Susan Weeks “firsts” growing and growing. With the support of the Board, the volunteers, and the staff,
Asst. Executive Director/Development our sport and our players, from grass roots to medal stand, have never been better positioned
Director of Olympic and Sport
Sheila M. Walker
USA Field Hockey Executive Director
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In Support of USA Field Hockey…
Athletes and volunteers alike appreciate the cor-
porate sector, which continues to be a sustaining
force behind USA Field Hockey and the national
teams. These prestigious companies enjoy a re-
lationship with USA Field Hockey with rights to
promote their products and services to our loyal
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