Formed in 2011, The Denver Field Hockey Club’s goal is to introduce, build, and enhance the great game of field hockey. We are committed to fostering the growth and development of field hockey in the greater Denver area. We offer year round programs for girls in grades 1st through 12th and boys in grades 1st through 5th.
Denver Field Hockey Club does not offer programs for adults. Information on adult league play can be found on the Colorado Field Hockey Facebook Group page.
High School (9th-12th grade)
- Spring Performance
- Summer Academy
- Winter Indoor League
Middle School (6th-8th grade)
- Summer Academy
- Fall Interscholastic Team
- Winter Indoor League
Youth League (2nd-5th grade)
- Spring League
- Summer Camp
SPRING PERFORMANCE SESSIONS: For High School players only (grades 9-12). Players are either already Varsity athletes in High School or aspire to play at the Varsity level. Typically, Performance members are considering college recruitment.Program runs February to May. Click here to learn more. 2019 registration will open in February.
SUMMER ACADEMY: For High School players only (grades 9-12). Players are either already Varsity athletes in High School or aspire to play at the Varsity level. Minimum age requirement: entering 9th grade in the Fall 2018. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER LEAGUE. Cap: 60 players. Click here to learn more and register.
WINTER INDOOR LEAGUE: League runs December through February. For High School players only (grades 9-12). Location, dates and times will be posted on the Calendar. Click here to learn more. Winter League registration will open October, 2018.
SUMMER ACADEMY: For players entering 6th-8th. Separate league play at the High School and Middle School levels. Minimum age requirement: entering 6th grade in the Fall 2018. Cap: 60 players. Click here to learn more and register.
FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC TEAM: This program is for 6th-8th graders who attend a Middle School without a field hockey program. Click here to learn more and register. REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.
WINTER INDOOR LEAGUE: League runs December through February. 6th-8th graders only. Location, dates and times will be posted on the Calendar. Click here to learn more. Winter League registration will open October, 2018.
SPRING YOUTH SESSIONS: DFHC Youth Sessions includes instruction and game time for girls and boys grades 2nd-8th of all experience levels. Click here to learn more. Registration is closed for 2018. 2019 registration will open in February.
Kaila Dee - Springfield College
Kaila was born and raised in New Hartford, Connecticut. She became involved in field hockey in the 7th grade and went on to play on the first varsity field hockey program for Northwestern Regional #7 High School. Starting all 4 years, she helped lead her team to 2 state tournament playoff appearances. Kaila's name now resides in the NWR7 sports Hall of Fame. She then went on to play in college at Springfield College, where she walked on her Sophomore year. She helped her team make it to the NEWMAC conference tournament three years in a row (09, 10, 11). As a captain, she led her team to the NEWMAC semi-finals in 2011. Kaila has been a part of DFHC for 4.5 years and recently took ownership of the club. She looks forward to growing field hockey in Colorado for years to come.
Meghan Marshall - John Hopkins University
Meghan grew up on the South Shore in Massachusetts and started playing field hockey as a Freshman in High School. She went on to play at Johns Hopkins University for four years. During her time at Hopkins the Blue Jays earned a spot in the Centennial Conference Tournament all four years with numerous years playing for the conference championship. The Blue Jays earned a bids to the NCAA tournament and the NESCAC tournament during her time. This will be her fourth year as the coach of the Denver Field Hockey Club Middle School team.
Katie (Valle) Morris - University of Michigan
Katie (Morris) Valle- Katie grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan. She began playing field hockey in 3rd grade and fell in love with the sport. She attended Pioneer High School under Hall of Fame coach Jane Nixon and was a member of 3 State Championship Teams (99,00,01). While in High School she set the record at Pioneer and in the State of Michigan for most goals scored in a career. Katie went on to play at the University of Michigan under former Olympian Marcia Pankratz, Tracy Fuchs and Nancy Cox. As a forward, she was a member of 4 Big Ten Championship teams, a NCAA semi-finalist, and 4 NCAA tournament appearances. She holds the record for most goals scored by a sophomore and captained the 2005 team to a Big Ten Tournament title and Elite Eight appearance. Katie has been coaching at East High School for three years- (2016 CHSAA Coach of the Year). Katie’s ultimate goal is to continue to grow the game in Colorado. As the Level 1 Coach for the Futures site, and helping with camps nationally, she realized that there is a major opportunity for growth in the field hockey community specifically in Colorado.
Deb Pratt - Springfield College
Deb is a volunteer coach, originally from England, where she played on the U18 national team, representing her country internationally and at the top level. She received a scholarship to come to the US to play in college and after college she submerged herself in the coaching world. She most recently has been helping Kent Denver and the DFHC as she moved to Colorado as her husband accepted an assistant coaching position with the Colorado Avalanche. They are a hockey family! She has a plethora of coaching experience at the collegiate level. She has coached camps at UCONN, Boston College, Dartmouth, University of Vermont, and had a two year coaching stint at Bowdoin. She is a level 2 certified coach and is extremely excited to grow the game in Colorado through individualized instruction.
Mattie Prodanovic - Cornell University
Mattie grew up playing field hockey in the suburbs of Chicago and continued her play at Cornell University. She played all 4 years and was a 3 year starter on the midfield and defensive lines for the Big Red. Mattie’s 2011 graduating class continues to hold the title as the most winningest class in Cornell Field Hockey history. After graduation she returned to Chicago and coached for four years for the Windy City Field Hockey Club. She coached the Club’s U14A outdoor travel team and U19B indoor travel team. During her time with Windy City she coached the U19 team at the National Indoor Tournament and the U14 team to a 6th place finish at the National Club Championships and a first place finish in their pool at the National Festival Tournament in 2015. Since moving to Colorado she has coached in the Futures program and coached indoor and High Performance practices for DFHC.
Geena Lesiak - University of Iowa
Geena hails from New Jersey where she started playing field hockey in just 5th grade. She competed through school programs, club team and the futures program. She was selected to play in the Netherlands for an international tournament when she was only a sophomore in High School. During her high school career she won 4 NJ State Championships. She decided to play Division I field hockey at the University of Iowa, where she helped her team advance to 2 NCCA tournaments. Upon completion of her playing career, Geena couldn't step away from the sport and immediately started coaching. From first timers to preparing girls for college play, Geena has coached all age levels and abilities. She has a passion for field hockey and enjoys sharing it with young hockey players.
Bio coming soon.
Susan Ferger - Duke University
Susan grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she began playing field hockey in 7th grade. She fell in love with the sport and continued to play under coach Anne Horton at Columbus Academy. There, she helped lead the Vikings to 3 State Championships (03, 05, 06). Susan went on to play at Duke University under hall of fame coach Beth Bozman and Jarred Martin. As a four year starter, she earned NFHCA National Academic All America and ACC All-America team honors. In 2011, Susan moved to Colorado, where she helped out with Denver Field Hockey Club and learned Denver has a similar field hockey atmosphere as Columbus, OH - (the seeds are planted, but it needs some TLC to thrive). She is excited to continue to grow the game and turn Denver into a field hockey haven!
Graci Cole - Duke University
Gracie hails from Davis, California, she started playing field hockey in 9th grade because she liked the skirts; yet, by the time she finished high school, she had earned All-American status and represented the United States on the Under-18 National Field Hockey team. She was also capatin of her team and set school record 34 goals. Gracie went on to earn a full scholarship to play field hockey at Duke University, and again represented the U.S. – this time on the Under-20 National Field Hockey team. While at Duke, Duke University: Gracie made the Under-19 National Team, Under-20 National Team, 1st-team All-American, All-ACC, All South Region, NCAA All-Tournament Captain (2004). She also led the team to 2 back-to-back NCAA National Championship games (2003, 2004) and tied for most goals on the team (2003). Gracie was also a Graduate Assistant Coach at Ohio University (2008-2009).
Elizabeth (Draz) Drazdowski - University of North Carolina
Draz graduated from the University of North Carolina in December 2010. She was a member of the 2007 and 2009 NCAA National Championship teams. As Vice Captain her senior year, she lead the Tar Heels back to the NCAA Championship game, falling just short of winning a third national title. In 2009 and 2010, she earned NFHCA All-South Region team honors. In addition to collegiate play, Elizabeth represented the United States internationally as a member of the Junior National (U-21) squad from 2005-2010 . Notable competitions include the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (Sydney, AUS), BDO Jr. World Cup (Boston, MA), and a gold medal finish at the Jr. Pan American Championship (Mexico City, Mexico).
Arturo Accame - University of North Carolina
A 2011 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Arturo spent all 4 years as an undergraduate student volunteering with the Varsity field hockey team. He served as Practice Player, Volunteer Assistant Coach and Team Manager helping the team win the 2007 ACC tournament, along with the NCAA championships in 2007 and 2010. He also coached at UNC's 2009 summer camp and was part of the Carolina All Stars club coaching staff. Additionally, Arturo had a few coaching stints in his native Peru with youth male teams. Arturo has been capped 5 times playing for the Peruvian national indoor hockey team, with which he participated at the Indoor Hockey World Cup Qualifier in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 2010. He also played for the U-17 indoor team in 2003 and 2004 in South American tournaments, earning bronze in 2004. Arturo played for Old Markhamians Association (OMA) in the Peruvian club system. As part of the AFHC coaching staff, Arturo serves as the Head Coach for the indoor team and is part of the outdoor team's camps. Arturo has taken the club's indoor teams to NIT qualifiers and invitational tournaments in the US. Under his management, the AFHC U-19 team won the 2016 Colorado Indoor Tournament, as the U-16 team took 2nd place in their division.
DFHC IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GREAT COACHES TO HELP US RUN OUR NUMEROUS PROGRAMS.
College Commitments and more
Denver Field Hockey Club Performance members have enjoyed incredible success since its inception!
We are exceedingly proud that some of the top Field Hockey players in Colorado are members of our club. The success doesn't stop with high school. Many of our players become successful college athletes.
- Kate Burney - University of Michigan
- Hannah Coburn - Bryant University
- Rebecca Congel - Syracuse University
- Maggie Corder - University of the Pacific
- Chloe Dikeou - University of California, Berkeley
- Anya Gersoff - Princeton University
- Matilda (Tilly) Hallett - Hofstra University
- Taylor Hantman - Dartmouth
- Emily Hazard - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Grace Imhoff - American University
- Kallie Konkol - University of the Pacific
- Kennedy Schumacher - Stanford University
- Claire Stemper - University of Michigan
- Nellie Turnage - Davidson College
- Sterre VanEde - University of California, Berkeley
- Katie Lechner - Mercyhurst University
- Claire Gilmore - Lindenwood (Mo.)
- Rebekah Abrams - University of Rochester
- Paige Carson - Haverford College
- Jillian Christensen - Rhodes College
- Caitlyn Coates - Kenyon College
- Grace Goodbarn - DePauw University
- Clare Kavanagh - Johns Hopkins University
- Julia Murphy - Dickenson College
- Delaney Nalen - Bates College
- Sara Ozawa - Haverford College
- Emma Patterson - Bates College
- Paula Petite-Molina - Bowdoin College
- Raychl Reger - Hendrix College
- Mackenzie Reininger - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Karson Stevenson - Ohio Wesleyan
- Fiona Sullivan - Middlebury College
- Brittany Taylor - Denison University
- Alexis Truitt - Hendrix College
- Mandy Weeks - Tufts University
2018-2019 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
- Emma Domich (Kent Denver), Columbia University, DI Field Hockey
- Jill Murphy (Colorado Academy), College of William & Mary, DI Field Hockey
- Olivia Baglieri (Kent Denver), DIII Field Hockey
NFHCA ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS
- 2011 - Lucy Dikeou
- 2011 - Anya Gersoff
- 2012 - Emily Hazard
- 2013 - Chloe Dikeou
- 2013 - Grace Imhoff
- 2014 - Grace Imhoff
- 2014 - Kennedy Schumacher
DENVER POST/MAXPREPS HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
- 2011 - Lucy Dikeou
- 2012 - Julia Murphy
- 2013 - Sterre VanEde
- 2014 - Sterre VanEde