Michelle Waldspurger- Souderton Strikers Manager
Former Dock Mennonite Academy HS and Temple University field hockey player, a four sport athlete at Dock (field hockey, basketball, softball, and track and field) at Temple selected as an alternate for Olympic Festival and selected to usa developmental A & B team camps.  Ninth year as Souderton Strikers Field Hockey Manager and Ninth year as Indian Valley Youth League, Junior Stars and Harleysville FH/LAX Summer camp Director. Worked since 1995 for Harris Camps. Former assistant varsity coach for Souderton HS and Gwynedd Mercy College. Former Head Field Hockey and Lacrosse coach @ Lansdale Catholic HS. Currently entering tenth year as Head Field Hockey coach and second year as Head Lacrosse Coach at Dock Mennonite Academy HS. In her tenure, the Pioneers have won six Bicentennial Athletic League titles, one second place finish in league, and qualified for districts each of those years, and also completed in state playoffs twice. Waldspurger is a Four-Time Bicentennial Athletic League Coach of Year (Field Hockey 2013, 2015, 2021 and Lacrosse in 2021). She is married with two children, Madison and Max, Madison plays for the Souderton Strikers FH Club.


U19 COACHES​


Becca Chylack - Festival and U19 Red Team Coach
Graduated from Souderton HS and LaSalle University in field hockey. Former second team all-Atlantic 10 for three seasons, she started all four years at LaSalle. Has received NFHCA National Academic Squad, Phila Inquirer Academic all-area, Atlantic 10 all-tournament team, second team all-region, as a freshman received all American by women’s field hockey and was Atlantic 10 rookie of year. Becca is one of our festival coaches and is entering her ninth year as U19 red Souderton Strikers FH Coach and former Souderton Striker player.

Olivia Shoemaker - U19 White Coach
Graduate from Souderton HS and LaSalle University in field hockey.  Former Longstreth/NFHCA All Region all Atlantic-10 conference player, she was a three year starter at LaSalle.  Has received NFHCA National Academic Squad.  She was a forward and midfielder in college - she lead the team in scoring her junior and senior years. Olivia is entering her eighth season as a U19 white strikers coach.  This year she lead Indian Valley Youth Field Hockey League and coaches private lessons and showcases for the club.

Tara Maloney - U19 Gold and U16 Gold Coach
Graduate from Souderton HS and Slippery Rock University in field hockey. Currently a teacher in Philadelphia Area School District, she also coaches the Junior Varsity team at Souderton HS. Former Strikers Player entering her fourth season coaching at Souderton Strikers.

Chris Chookagian - U19 Gold and U16 Gold Coach​
Graduate from Quakertown HS ​and NSU Florida. Played field hockey in HS and then for the Men's East Coast High Performance Team. Chris is currently a member of the USA Men's National Developmental Team (Outdoor). He holds a USAFH Level 2 Coaching Certification, and coaches USAFH Nexus (formerly USAFH Futures) each year. Chris is entering his fifth year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 

Gabby Sedares - U19 Platinum Coach
Graduate from Souderton HS and Arcadia University Field Hockey. Former Strikers player. Gabby is entering her fourth year coaching. ​​​

Kelly Driscoll - U19 Black Coach
Graduated from Quakertown HS and Old Dominion University in field hockey. Kelly played for legendary coach Beth Anders. Kelly help lead ODU to a NCAA National Championship title in Division 1 in 1998 with a record of 23-2. Kelly assisted on the goal that led them to 3-2 victory over Princeton. She was selected to all-tournament team. She is known for her quote – “we won a national championship – it doesn’t get any better than that.” After her senior year at ODU she went on to train with the usa field hockey national team for several years. Kelly has coached for the past several years freshman team at Methacton HS. She was Head field hockey coach at Quakertown HS and is entering her eighth year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach.

Ali Casciato - U19 Red and U19 Orange Coach
Former Strikers Player and Graduate from Souderton HS and West Chester University in field hockey. Junior Varsity Coach at Souderton HS. Ali is entering her third year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 

Kathryn Lehman - U19 Orange Coach
Former Strikers Player and Graduate from Upper Perk HS and Gwynedd Mercy University in field hockey. Currently a Nurse in St. Lukes Hospital Network.​ Kathryn is is entering her first year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 







U16 COACHES​​​

Sue Casciato - U16 Red and Disney Coach
Graduated from North Penn HS and Shippensburg University in field hockey. She is married with a daughter. While she was playing field hockey at Shippensburg she helped lead her team to the first national field hockey title in school history. Sue has coached in the Souderton and North Penn School districts over many years and has coached at many summer camps and clinics, including Harleysville FH/LAX Summer Camp. Sue has a daughter Ali (played field hockey at West Chester), who played for Souderton Strikers. Sue also coaches our Disney team. Sue is entering her Fifteenth season with the Souderton Strikers at the U16 level. 

Vicki Gluck- Goalie Coach and U16 White and U14 White Coach​​
Former Quakertown HS graduate and currently attending Gwynedd Mercy University. Entering her sixth year as a goalie coach and coach to U14 white and U16 white teams. Vicki is the head field hockey coach at Milford middle school. She coaches at numerous camps and clinics - Harleysville Field Hockey camp, Junior Stars, and the Indian Valley Youth League.​​​​​

Erin Saybolt - U16 White and U14 White Coach​
Former Souderton HS and Ursinus College Graduate in field hockey. ​Erin is entering her first year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach.
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Bridgette Spence - U16 Black Coach
Former Souderton Area High School Varsity Field Hockey Coach. ​​Bridgette is entering her fourth year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 

Tara Maloney - U16 Gold (See Above)
Chris Chookagian - U16 Gold (See Above​)
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Claire McAllister - U16 Blue Coach
Graduate from Plymouth Whitemarsh HS and University of Scranton in field hockey, played Goalie. Assistant Varsity Coach at Souderton HS. Claire is entering her first year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 




U14 COACHES​​​

Kim Dudek - U14 Red Coach
Graduated from North Penn HS and Kutztown University. Kim has been a Souderton High School coach for over 20 years in field hockey and lacrosse. She is married and has three children who went on to play college sports. Her oldest daughter, Nicole played field hockey at Duke University (named an All-American), second daughter, Christine played field hockey at Penn State, and her youngest son played soccer at Penn State as well. Her two daughters wear Souderton Strikers players. Kim is entering her Fifteenth year with the Souderton Strikers U14 level and she led her team to 2014 National Indoor Tournament title @ Spooky Nook in March.

Vickie Gluck - U14 White Coach (See Above)
Erin Saybolt - U14 White Coach​ (See Above)
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​Kim Macfarland - U14 Red Coach
Former Indian Valley Middle School Head Coach. Kim is entering her fourth year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 



U10 / U12 COACHES​​​

Heidi Borisow - U12 Red Coach and Indian Valley FH Coach
Graduated from Souderton HS and Arcadia University field hockey and lacrosse player. She is married with three kids. Her two daughters, Juliana and Angie play for the Souderton Strikers. Heidi help lead her U10 team to four indoor tournament wins this past season. She has coached Indian Valley Youth League and Harleysville FH/LAX summer camp for many years. She is also a lacrosse coach in the SAGLA. Heidi is entering her seventh season with the Souderton Strikers.

Brynne Schoppe - U12 White Coach
Graduate from North Penn HS and Albright College in field hockey, played Goalie. Brynne is entering her first year as a Souderton Strikers FH Coach. 

Karen Missimer ​- U10 Red Coach
Graduate of Rider University on swimming scholarship - played field hockey in HS - currently runs the Whitpain Township field hockey recreation league and teaches in Colonial School District.​ Karen is entering her fifth year as a Souderton Strikers Coach.

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