Coaches

PowerHouse Coaching Staff

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Lauren Pfeiffer

Founder & Head Coach

USA Field Hockey Experience

  • Career: 2009 – 2015
  • 81 International Caps

Coaching Experience

  • 2013 – 2015 Futures Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2011 – 2013 California Region Futures Head Coach
    2011
  • Assistant Coach U17/U19 National Team Camp
  • 2009 – 2010 Volunteer Assistant Coach at Iowa

College Experience

  • University of Iowa ’09
  • All-American
  • West Region 1st Team (2x)
  • Honda Sports Award Finalist
  • Big Ten Tournament MVP (2x)
  • Big Ten Tournament Team (3x)
  • All Big Ten Academic Team (3x)
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient

Hometown

  • Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Lenape High School
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Stefanie Fee

Founder & Head Coach

USA Field Hockey Experience

  • Career: 2012 – 2018
  • 2018 World Cup
  • Participant
  • 2016 Rio Olympian
  • 2015 Gold Medalist – Pan American Games
  • 2014 World Cup Participant
  • 100+ International Caps

Coaching Experience

  • 2017 NFHCA All South
  • Region Coaching Staff of the Year
  • 2017 – USA Field Hockey High Performance Coach
  • 2016 & 2017 Assistant Coach – University of Maryland
  • 2012 – Volunteer Assistant Coach – Duke University
  • 2009 -2012 – USA Field Hockey Futures Coach

College Experience

  • Duke University (Class of 2012)
  • All-American
  • All South Region 1st Team
  • NFHCA National Academic All-American
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Stef Fee Duke True Award Recipient

Hometown

  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Cox High School
Heather Morris

Director of Indoor, Head Coach

USA Field Hockey Experience

  • U21 National Team and helped the US win a bronze medal at the 2012 Junior Pan American Games
  • U19 national team and the women’s Indoor Pan American championship team

International Experience

  • Played internationally in Germany and Australia, and was selected to the Australian Women’s County Team that toured New Zealand in 2019.

Coaching Experience

  • Xcalibur FHC for 9 years prior to her move to PowerHouse.
  • 2017 season coaching for Lehigh University as a Graduate Assistant.
  • Overseas, Cairns U18 ladies team at the Queensland Hockey Championships and guided them to a Division 2 Championship in 2019. 
  • Experience coaching youth players in Germany. 
  • Holds USA Field Hockey Level 2 Coaching Certification

College Experience

  •  Duke University where she finished her career with two Final Four appearances and one National Championship appearance. 
  • Senior field captain, All-American and earned First-Team All-ACC honors during her senior campaign. 
  •  Duke’s 2x Attack Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016

Hometown/High School

  • Pottstown, PA
  • Owen J. Roberts – 100 goal-mark during senior year
Brandi Ritz

Director of Operations, Coach

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Academy of Notre Dame
  • Former Assistant of Montclair State University. Helped the team to a 15-4 record while remaining in the top 10 rankings in Division III in 2018.
  • Former Assistant at Stevens Institute of Technology. Helped team to the Empire 8 Conference Tournament (2016) and produced student-athletes that were named to the NFHCA All-Region, ECAC, and Empire 8 All-Conference teams.
  • Graduate assistant at New England College in Henniker, N.H., serving as a coach on both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse staff.
  • Head field hockey coach at Robbinsville High School, compiling a 13-4 record, MCT Quarter Finalists, Group II Sectional Finalists, and received Colonial Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2014.
  • USA Field Hockey Level 1 Coaching Certification

College Experience

  • 4 year starter at Daniel Webster College finishing in the top 10 in all statistical categories (third-all time in career assists, third in games played, third in games started, and first in all-time total minutes). 
  • 2010 New England Collegiate Conference Champions, and  appearance in the ECAC tournament.
  • Several distinctions as a student-athlete during that time, including Athlete of the Year, Sportsmanship Award, Coaches Award, and Most Valuable Player. 
  • Served as a field hockey captain from 2011-14 and earned letters in soccer, softball, women’s lacrosse, and cross-country teams.

Hometown/High School

  • Burlington, NJ
  • Burlington Township High School
Emma Velez

Coach

USA Field Hockey Experience

  • U.S. Senior Indoor National Team (2017)
  • U.S. U-19 Indoor National Team (2016)

Coaching Experience

  • 2019- 2020 Kennett Crush Head Coach for U-12 “Maitake”
  • 2018 – Present West Chester University Summer Camp Coach

College Experience

  • West Chester University ‘2021
  • 2019 National Champion
  • 2018 PSAC Champion
  • NFHCA Scholar of Distinction

Hometown/High School

  • Coatesville, PA
  • Bishop Shanahan High School Class of 2017
Casey Umstead

Coach

USA Field Hockey Experience

  • 2018-2021 USA Athlete
  • 2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier (Bhubaneswar, India)
  • Bronze – 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
  • 9th – 2020-21 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
  • 9th – 2019 FIH Pro League (worldwide)

Coaching Experience

  • 2018-2019 X-Calibur Field Hockey Club Coach
  • 2020-2021 Moravian University Assistant Coach 

College Experience

  • University of Connecticut 
  • 2014-2018
  • 2X National Champion (2014, 2017) 
  • 4X Big East Champion (2014-2017)
  • 2017 First Team All-American
  • 2017 All-Mideast Region First Team
  • 2017 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2017 Big East Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017 All-Big East First Team
  • 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2016 All-Mideast Region First Team
  • 2016 All-Big East First Team
  • 2016 All-Big East Tournament Team
  • 2015 All-Mideast Region Second Team 
  • 2015 All-Big East Tournament Team
  • 2015 All-Big East Second Team

Hometown/High School

  • Green Lane, Pennsylvania
  • Upper Perkiomen High School 

Occupation

  • Currently works at PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, PA

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