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Coach Tapsall Awarded
Max Field Hockey 




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(1st time in School History)


Shelley Burger Sports provided unbelievable pictures of the game against Norwalk.  Please click on the link http://www.shelleyburgersports.com/Staples-Varsity-Field-Hockey/Staples-Varsity-Field-Hockey-v/ 

for a full viewing of the pictures.  She also uploaded the gallery to MaxPreps!  THANK YOU SHELLEY for capturing a great win for our PINK game!!  






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The 2016 team rosters

Please note that as I have said in prior comments to you all, these initial rosters are in a constant state of flux. No-one is guaranteed a place on any one team. If a player over performs they will be given an opportunity to move up. Underperformers will be moved accordingly. All three teams are selected during practices prior to games and all coaches will be in constant discussion with regard to players' skill, fitness and commitment. Remember we are the Staples Field Hockey Team with all of its constituent parts. Go Wreckers!!

- Coach Tapsall

All Staples rosters are posted under the teams tab in the top menu.

The 2016 Coaching Staff

Varsity Head Coach: Ian Tapsall


- Life Time member of USFHA since 1997

- Level 2 certified USFHA Coach 

- Played for Hounslow and Southgate Hockey Clubs in the UK;  2 time European Club Champions

- Captained Greenwich CT men’s team to 4 US National Club Championships

- Member of the 2014 United States Men’s Master's National Team; competed in the World Cup Master’s Tournament in The Hague, Netherlands

- Founding coach at FC United FHC since 2008

- Head Coach UVa summer camp  2013,2014

- Head Coach Princeton Elite Camp 2015 






Varsity Assistant Coach: Ruth Shorten 

- Played 3 years at Durham University, UK (2 x Conference North Champions)

- Played at Old Loughtonians, Cambridge City & Sevenoaks Hockey Clubs in the UK

- Plays for New York City Field Hockey Club (2 x NEFHA Playoff Champions)

- Coached with Academy International in the US

- Coached minis & juniors at Letchworth, Old Loughtonians, Cambridge City & Sevenoaks Hockey Clubs

- Coached at Durham University Summer Camps

- England Hockey Level 1 Coaching and Umpiring Certified

- Other interests include: Golf, Tennis, Interior Design

- Lives in Westport with husband, Ben and black labs, Annie & Archie 



Junior Varsity Coach: Jenn Mittness

- Waterford High School 4 year varsity field hockey player and senior captain (2005-2009)

- Eastern Connecticut State University D3 field hockey player (2011)











Freshman Coach: Mary Katherine Hocking



- Second year coaching at Staples
-Third year English teacher at Staples- helping to pilot a course in Sports Literature for the 2016-2017 school year
-Three year player at Sheehan High in Wallingford
-Interests outside field hockey: travel, yoga, reading, UConn athletics
-MK currently lives in Southport with her husband, Chris, and her dog, Liffey