Suz developed Katahdin's recruiting panel & college talk by inviting her camp coaches to answer questions about the process of applying to colleg & playing collegiate level sports. She coordinates the date with the Club's Intersquad Round Robin, in order to create a mini showcase for the players & coaches attending. Suz has helped create a successful youth program within Katahdin that has developed into competitive u12 & u14 teams, then hosted the Katahdin invitational u12/u14 tournament for the first time in Dec 2012.
CAMP DIRECTOR: Suzanne (Parks) Bourgault brings 12 years of coaching experience to HOCKEYPALOOZA. From 2006-2011, she was Director of Revolutions FH Camp in Portland. In 2012, when Revolutions moved, she brought HOCKEYPALOOZA FH CAMP to Portland! She has also been offering customized Team Clinics since Fall 2011.
Suz coaches and helps manage Katahdin, an elite indoor travel club. She has taken Katahdin to the National FH Festival since 2008, and the Club won their first championship in 2010. Coach Parks assisted the Division III UNE Nor'easters to their first ever TCCC Championship Title and first (only) program appearance in NCAA tournament in Fall 2010.
Suz played 4yrs of Division II FH for Bentley College, after graduating from Brewer, Maine. She became Commissioner for the Maine Games Women's Open in Summer 2006, and her team has won seven consecutive Gold Medal victories since that inaugural year. She is a HS umpire, has umpired at the National FH Festival, and has coached the USFHA Futures program.
CAMP COACH: Anne Rounce is the Head FH Coach at Merrimack College. After playing 4yrs at the Division II school, she took over the program in Fall 2008, at only 22 years of age. Prior to Coach Rounce taking over, Merrimack had never won more than 9 games in a season. She orchestrated the biggest 1yr turnaround in program history in 2009, her 2nd year as Head Coach, winning 13 games and taking her team to the North East 10 conference semi-finals for the 1st time in school history. For multiple years, Coach Rounce has broken her own winning records. In 2011, her team went undefeated (10-0) in the NE-10 conference, and had 17 consecutive wins. 2011 was just her 4th season as Head Coach, and she took her team to the NCAA tournament for the 1st time in program history, where they went all the way to the final four. She repeated the feat of bringing her team to the final four again in 2012. In 2011, Coach Rounce was named the NE-10 conference Coach of the Year. Shewas also recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) by being named the North Region's Coach of the Year. The NFHCA ultimately voted Coach Rounce the National Division II Coach of the Year for 2011.
CAMP COACH: Hayly (Ross) Holman served as the assistant at Bates College in Lewiston, ME for two seasons. She has been coaching the Katahdin Club New School team since 2008. She also umpires during the HS field hockey season. Hayly played Division I FH for Boston University, and was on a full scholarship by the time she graduated in 2008. She served as captain in her final season, Fall 2007. During her time at BU, the Terriers won the American East tournament and went to the NCAA tournament 3 times, making it as far as the Elite Eight in 2005. She still plays competitively, and has been on the Gold Medal ME Games team since 2008. Hayly has an ongoing history of success. A native of N Yarmouth ME, she attended Greely HS. By Fall 2003, her senior season, Hayly received All State honors for 3 years. As captain, she led her team in bringing home the school's first (and only) State Championship FH title.
CAMP COACH: Maryette Stuart is the assistant at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Prior to that, she assisted at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Maryette played Division I FH for Boston University, and graduated in 2011. She has been a member of the Gold Medal ME Games team since 2008.
CAMP COACH: Nick Richardson was brought up on the sideline, as his father was the Head Coach at Kents Hill. Nick was introduced to the game when he was 3yrs old, when he was given his first stick & learned how to stick handle. He played occasionally until he was in 5th grade, then played from 6th-8th grade for St Michael's MS. Nick played for Katahdin Club's u14 & u16 teams. In 2011 he played for the Bishop's Diocesan College u16C&B, as well as "up" on the u19C team, while in South Africa. A born leader, Nick's first position as captain was when he was in 8th grade. He is still leading as the captain of Cape Ann Men's u21 Indoor team in Boston. He has played in numerous elite tournaments, including 2009-2011 Cape Cod Classic for Team Maine, 2010-current USFH Festival for the Eagles Hockey Club in Mixed Division, 2012 Big Apple Tournament for Cape Ann Men's Team, and 2012 for the Minutemen FH Club. In Fall 2011, Nick was a practice player/assistant coach for Maranacook HS. Just prior to becoming a HS Senior, Nick was named to the US National Men's Indoor Squad. As a Senior, he was invited to play with the US u17 Men's Outdoor team vs Canada. Because of his performance in that tournament, he was asked to play with the US u21 Men's Outdoor team vs Canada. He will be playing with the US Men's Indoor Team at the Big Apple Tournament in Feb '13, at the USFH National Indoor Tournament in Mar '13, and in the Super Divsion of the Cal Cup in May '13. Nick plans to go to college in Fall '13, and looks forward to contributing to a FH program. Anywhere he goes will be lucky to have him!!
CAMP COACH: Rupert Lewis
CAMP COACH: Sue Jordan spent four seasons as the Goalkeeping Coach at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Prior to her stepping into that role, she was the goalkeeper for the William Smith Herons in Geneva, New York. Sue has competed with exhibition teams in Europe and the US, and has coached at several field hockey camps throughout the Northeast and the Midwest. In Sue's senior season (2005), the Herons made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. There, she was named to the All-Tournament team. Sue was also named to the 2005 Liberty League All-Academic team.
CAMP COACH: Lauren Gillespie graduated from Lake Region HS in Naples, ME in 2005. Her senior year, she was named to the 1st Western ME All Conference Team, the All State Team, and the Academic All State Team. She was also honored as the Lake Region HS Outstanding Senior Athlete. She went on to play Division I FH for the University of Massachusetts on a full FH scholarship. During her career at UMass, she netted 20 goals and tallied 2 assists, including the first hat trick since 10 years prior in 2006. She was a member of the NFHCA Academic Squad in 2005 and was named to the Atlantic 10 1st Team All Conference and Academic All Conference Team in 2006. In 2006, Lauren was nationally ranked in multiple areas. She was ranked 29th in the country for goals per game, and 48th in the country for points per game. In 2007, she scored the winning goal against Princeton University in the NCAA play-off game, sending her team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2001. She has been a member of the Gold Medal ME Games team since the inaugural year of 2006. After graduating in 2009, she returned to ME and became the Varsity FH Coach for Catherine McAuley HS for two seasons. She helped bring recognition to the program, producing the 1st All State honoree in 20yrs. Lauren recently moved to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to earn her Doctorate in Endocrinology.