Regional News


by Ralf Heuser

Some of you may remember my name as I ran unsuccessfully for the position of USFHA Director of Sport Development. Today, I want to inform you about an exciting concept to grow the sport of field hockey.

As you all know the YMCA is committed to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. In view of the recent epidemic of overweight and under-active children, the YMCA believes that engaging as many young people as possible in heretofore undiscovered sports activities like Field Hockey is the best way to overcome this growing health risk. It is also a great vehicle for teaching kids positive values and sportmanship and helping build their self-esteem.
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Cougars capture Edison 7-on-7 championship
The Camarillo Cougars under-19 girls’ team went undefeated in winning the Edison High seven-on-seven tournament in Huntington Beach. The Cougars defeated the Orange County All-Stars 3-1 for the championship.

In pool play, the Cougars defeated Glendora High 5-0, Newport Harbor High 5-0, Huntington Beach High 6-0 and Edison High 3-1.

Cougar players are Ashley Harwell, Royal High; Caitlin Byrne, Granite Hills High; Heidi Hanson, Ventura High; Emma Herrera, Foothill High, Katy McDonough, Ventura High; Samantha Silliman, Phillips Exeter High, N.H.; Jennifer Ginolfi, Moorpark High; Charlotte Hutton, Rio Mesa High; and Sheba Taherizadegan, Viewpoint High. The Camarillo Cougars are coached by Pat O’Reilly.

Field Hockey West Players Selections

USA Jr. Olympic Selections include Field Hockey West Players
The following players from our region have been selected to the Jr. Olympics which is one of the steps towards selections to the National Team.
Congratulations to:

Christi Barwick San Diego Calif. Torrey Pines
Katherine Colbert Englewood Colo. West Middle School
Michelle Cotrupe Oceanside Calif. Vista
Katherine Donner San Diego Calif. Serra
Jaimee Erickson Los Gatos Calif. Los Gatos
Kalie Everhart San Diego Calif. Scripps Ranch
Riley Foster Fort Worth Texas Trinity Valley
Lauren Greenwald Carlsbad Calif. La Costa Canyon
Meagan Harvey Carlsbad Calif. San Diegueito Acad.
Katie Holcomb San Jose Calif. Archbishop Mitty
Kelly Hopley Denver Colo. Kent Denver
Mary Hull San Diego Calif. Scripps Ranch
Corin Imai San Jose Calif. Lynbrook
Kari Keivens San Diego Calif. Serra
Kim Keyawa Chico Calif. Chico Senior
Jessica Kreck San Jose Calif. Dartmouth MS
Nicole Leach San Diego Calif. Mira Mesa
Brenna Moeljadi Beverly Hills Calif. Harvard-Westlake
Samantha Silliman Flintridge Calif. Phillips Exeter Acad.
Alexandra Zeringue Fallbrook Calif. Fallbrook

USA B-Camp Selections include Field Hockey West Players

The following players from our region have been selected to B-Camp which is one of the steps towards selections to the National Team.
Congratulations to:

Kathryn Elenz-Martin Mid Encinitas Calif. Michigan State (’08)
Kelly Knoche GK San Diego Calif. Univ.of San Diego HS (’05)
Katy Moyneur Mid Escondido Calif. U. Michigan (’05)
Lesley Russell Back Dallas Texas Univ. of Richmond (’06)
Kristen Tiner MF Houston Texas Univ. of Michigan (’07)

Field Hockey West Players to Compete in USA Futures vs Canada

The following players from our region have been selected to compete in the Field Hockey Challenge against teams from British Columbia.
Congratulations to:

USA Futures vs CanadaKathryn Elenz-Martin Encinitas CA,La Costa Canyon
Hayley Hamada Escondido Calif. San Pasqual
Stephanie Hoyer Englewood Colo. Cherry Creek
Kelly Knoche San Diego Calif. Univ.of San Diego
Nicole Ng Saratoga Calif. St Francis

Meghan McMurtry San Marcos Calif. San Marcos

Cal Cup 2004
Cal Cup Tournament 2004
Cal Cup Tournament 2004The 33rd Annual Cal Cup tournament was held over Memorial Day weekend with lots of sunshine, friends, fans, BBQ, hockey vendors and the background sounds of cheers, whistles, hitting sticks and balls.
A record number of 127 teams from the States, Canada, South America, and Chinese Taipei came to play in this august event.
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Cal Cup Photos by Shooting Stars

Ginolfi sparks U.S. victory

Jonathan Ginolfi took the soft pass from a teammate and pounded in the go-ahead goal in the boys’ Under-16 Division exhibition match between the United States and Chinese Taipei. View Article

Cal Cup teams stick to it
Camarillo Cougars, contender in women’s under-19, get off to a strong start on first day

The 33rd annual California Cup features a lot of intense competition, but winning or losing isn’t the focal point. View Article

Sun runs out of lifelines vs. Millionaires
Vancouver team wins Cal Cup field hockey title with 1-0 victory
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2004 Cal Cup Tournament Division Winners
Super Men
1st Place Millionaires-Vancouver, Canada
2nd Place Pacific Sun-Holland
3rd Place Tigers – Los Angeles, California

Super Women
1st Place Slime-Stanford, California
2nd Place California-Oakland, California
3rd Place Monarcas – Huntington Beach, California

Men’s Competitive
1st Place Yuba Brothers – Woodland,Californa
2nd Place California Thunder – Porters Ranch, California
3rd Place San Jose Khalsa – San Jose, California

Women’s Competitive
1st Place Mulligan – Corona, California
2nd Place Colorado CCW – Denver, Colorado
3rd Place Wizards – Stockton, California

1st Place Moorpark – Moorpark, California
2nd Place Renegades – Palo Alto, California
3rd Place Phoenix Scorpions – Phoenix, Arizona

Under 19 Women
1st Place Flyers I – San Diego, California
2nd Place Camarillo Cougars – Camarillo, California
3rd Place Quicksilver Pumas – Los Gatos,California

Under 16 Boys
1st Place Chinese – Yen-Ho, Taipei
2nd Place Green Hawks – Vancouver BC, Canada
3rd Place White Hawks – Vancouver BC, Canada

Under 16 Girls
1st Place Chinese Taipei – Yan-Chao, Taipei Taiwan
2nd Place Quachiman – Duncan, B.C. Canada
3rd Place Colorado Mavericks – Aurora, Colorado

Mixed Under 13
1st Place Chinese – Ping Ho, Taipei
2nd Place Ocelots – Ashton, Maryland
3rd Place Vancouver Hawks – Vancouver BC, Canada

Mixed Under 11
1st Place Wizards – San Fernando, California
2nd Place Chinese – Ping Ho, Taipei
3rd Place Surfers – Orange, California

Mixed Under 9
1st Place Roadrunners – Ventura , California
2nd Place Bay Cool Cats – San Jose, California
3rd Place Surfers – Orange, California

1st Place San Jose Khalsa – San Jose, California
2nd Place Raptors – Westminster, California
3rd Place Surfers – Orange, California

The West had a very strong showing in the 1st Annual USA Club Cup. LA Tigers went undefeated to take the Men’s Division. With a impressive roster which included current National team players: Nakamura, Hindy, Cota, Scally, Khundi, Terrebone, Bhui, Schmoyerand Martin, the Tigers amassed 33 goals in 5 games with only 1 goal scored against them.
The Monarcas Field Hockey Team came in 2nd in their pool play only to lose to the Washington Shredders in the playoff for 3rd place. The Club Cup Championship for the women was in honor of the late Jody Johnston of San Diego.

Congratulations to the Tigers and Monarcas for representing our West Chapter and showing the rest of the US that we have incredible and talented hockey players out here!

Monarcas to represent the West in the Women’s Club Cup Championship
The Monarcas Women’s Club team will be competing against other Regional Clubs in the 1st Annual Club Cup Championship in Virginia Beach, April 24 -25. The 2004 women’s division trophy will be in honor of the late Jody Johnston.

The Monarcas was founded by Eliza Bell (Mexican National Team) in 1994. The team has been competing in Super Division in Cal Cup since 1999. They play in the Field Hockey Federation Spring and Fall leagues. (DIV II)

The team is made up of a diverse group of players: players with national team experience, Collegiate players from Div I and II schools and local players. Members players come from various countries of origin: Argentina, Mexico, Germany, England, and USA.

In the Men’s Division, the LA Tigers will be representing the West.

Hockey Festival Roundup
Camarillo CougarsCongratulations to the Camarillo Cougars and their Coach, Pat O’Reilly for taking their Pool in the U19 Division at the 2004 Hockey Festival in Palm Springs CA. (see photo left)

San Jose Fly, San Diego Flyers also went undefeated to take their Pools in the U19 Division. SD Short Corner Too took 2nd in their Pool.
In the U16 Division, Hollywood AC took 3rd in their Pool.
In the Mixed Division, Yuba City beat Palo Alto Renegades for 3rd Overall. Both teams took 2nd in their Pools.

FHW Newsletter
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Jamie Oberholtzer is the new Assistant Director of Sport Development. She is taking over for Dean Nakamura who has moved to High Performance (Men’s National Team). She is committed to our National grassroots and development programs and we are blessed to have her.

Regional Tournament Update
The 2003 Regional Tournament which was cancelled due to the San Diego fires will not be rescheduled this Spring. The 2004 Tournament will be held in late Oct or early November. 2-28-04

In Memoriam
Ellie Minor passed away peacefully on Saturday February 7, 2004 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was a beloved partner, friend, teacher, coach, daughter and sister…more>>

In Memoriam
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey mourns the loss of long-time friend and devotee, Jody Johnston. Johnston passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21 after battling cancer. She was 73 ..more>>

Seattle Women’s Field Hockey
Seattle Women’s Field Hockey Club is 50 Years Old! 1953-2003! Seattle, WA – June 30, 2003 We are delighted to announce that Seattle Women’s Field Hockey Club turns 50 this year! ..more>>