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About Us: Our Staff

MEET OUR STAFF

Our coaching staff and board of directors consist of men and women who share our passion for the game of field hockey and want to help it grow here in Charleston. We are all dedicated athletes, coaches, and parents who love this sport. Our coaches have extensive experience in both high school and collegiate level play, as well as teaching and coaching. All of our coaches are Level One Certified through USAFH.

Aimee Burgos
CLUB ADMINISTRATOR, BOARD VICE PRESIDENT, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Aimee grew up in Southern Maine with a stick in her hand from a very young age.  She has been playing field hockey and lacrosse for over 16 years now.  She held varsity positions for both LAX and FH during high school and found her passion for leadership when she became captain her senior year.  While attending the University of Maine, Aimee participated in club sports and became an active member of the Greek community as a Chi Omega sister.  She graduated in 2013 with a Kinesiology and Physical Education degree.  Aimee taught as a Middle School Physical Education Teacher and a High School Varsity Coach for both Field Hockey and Lacrosse for 3 years in Portland, Maine.  Aimee relocated to Charleston in 2017 and lives with two crazy dogs in Mount Pleasant.  She has a true passion for coaching and is excited to be a part of the Charleston Field Hockey community.  She wants to encourage girls of all ages and skill level to get involved!  Whether it be a newfound love for the sport or just a new opportunity to get out and socialize while being active, the benefits to building programs in the Lowcountry are endless!
Andrea Dussault
FOUNDER, BOARD PRESIDENT, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Andrea and her family relocated to Charleston, SC in 2015 from CT. Andrea has had an extensive field hockey career, playing for Canton Middle School and Canton High School teams, as well as for the Nutmeg State Games and the USA Field Hockey Futures Program. At Babson College, she played for the Division III team all four years of her college career.  Her senior year, she co-captained the team to win the 1994 ECAC Tournament Championship title, and was named to the All-Conference and Regional All-American teams for Division III Field Hockey. In addition to playing field hockey, she also loves coaching field hockey!!! In CT, she founded a Youth Field Hockey Program in her town of Burlington, CT, which grew to over 60 players in just three years. In addition, she helped start the Har-Bur Middle School team for 7th and 8th graders, which has become a successful feeder program to the highly acclaimed Lewis Mills High School team.  Andrea currently lives on Daniel Island with her husband and 2 kids. She had previous careers as a corporate executive recruiter in Boston and CT, as well as her own interior decorating business in CT.
Amy Loder
BOARD CO-TREASURER, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Amy is from Syracuse, NY and was a varsity starter at East Syracuse Minoa High School.  She helped lead the team to a NY State Championship her junior and senior years. She was named Team MVP her 10th, 11th, and 12thgrade years on the team.  She was recruited by Limestone College to play on the Division II field hockey team, and helped lead the team to two Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships.  After graduating in May 2108, Amy moved to Charleston for new opportunities.  She loves the sport of field hockey and is looking forward to continuing to teach others the sport and be a part of the CFH coaching staff!
Annie Breyne
BOARD DIRECTOR OF HR, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Annie is from Chatham, New Jersey. She began her field hockey career as a freshman in high school, where she was a 4-year varsity player, and 2-year captain for the Chatham Cougars. Her NJ club team, Spirit Eagles, played in several tournaments along the East Coast, including the National Tournament each year. Annie played for the United States in the 2005 Can-Am Games, and was selected as one of the 50 prep athletes to participate in the United States Field Hockey Association’s Elite Performance Training Center program. Annie was then recruited to play for the Richmond Spiders Division 1 Program in 2006, the same year the Spiders won the A-10 Championship. After graduating from University of Richmond in 2010, Annie relocated down to Charleston where she lives with her husband, daughter, and dog Cooper. She currently works on the HR team for a large tech company on Daniel Island. She is excited to help grow the game of field hockey in the Lowcountry!
Kaci Marini
BOARD DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & TRAINING, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Kaci grew up in southern Delaware and started playing field hockey in elementary school.  She played several other sports growing up and held varsity positions for field hockey, swimming and lacrosse in high school.  She traveled to numerous local and nationally recognized tournaments with her Delaware Shore club team, both indoor and outdoor.  In addition, she participated in the USAFH Futures Program all through high school, attending the National Futures Tournament each summer.  Northeastern University recruited her to play for their Division I program in Boston, MA, where she earned her starting position as the Huskies' center back.  She had the opportunity to coach several camps while in college and afterwards returned home for a year to help her previous club team coach U12 and U14 indoor squads.  While at NU, Kaci earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy and now works as a clinical pharmacist at MUSC.  Kaci is beyond excited to be a part of CFH and is looking forward to sharing her love of field hockey with the Lowcountry!
Katie Brazel
BOARD SECRETARY, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Katie originally hails from New jersey where she followed in her two older sisters' footsteps and started playing field hockey in middle school.  While in high school, Katie ran track and played field hockey all four years.  She was a member of the school's varsity team that won a 2006 NJ Sectional Championship her senior year.  When it came time for college Katie had her eyes set not he south and headed to Coastal Carolina University.  During her junior year she, together with a close friend, took initiative about the lack of field hockey in the area and created the university's intramural club field hockey team.  Together they helped build a club that competes across the south and participates in national tournaments to this day.  In 2015, Katie's love of sports and volunteering came together when she accepted the opportunity to coach a youth recreational soccer team in Myrtle Beach.  This was her introduction to coaching kids, and she was completely hooked!  Katie relocated to Charleston in 2017 and a year later found herself googling "field hockey in Charleston" which led her to find the Charleston Field Hockey Club.  She is beyond excited to be a member of an organization whose mission is to grow field hockey in the Lowcountry and empower the next generation all while having fun the entire way!
Isabella Eldridge
BOARD CO-TREASURER, COACH
Isabella grew up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and started playing field hockey in 2nd grade.  She graduated from Berwick Academy in Maine, where she became team captain and league MVP.  Her high school team won the New England Independent School League her junior and senior years.  In college, Isabella played left forward for University of Lynchburg in Virginia.  During her senior year as team captain, she led her team to the ODAC Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16.  Throughout her collegiate years, her team spent many weekends running and hosting clinics and tournaments for elementary, middle, and high school players.  Isabella also had the opportunity to play for USAFH against European teams in Italy, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  She graduated from Lynchburg Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting and now lives in Charleston.  She works for Blackbaud as a financial analyst and is currently studying for her CPA Certification.
Suzanne Detar
BOARD ADVISOR, USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH
Suzanne Detar played Division I Lacrosse and Field Hockey for Lafayette College in the mid-1980s. The teams were unsuspected powerhouses during that time, earning several East Coast Conference Championships and ranking as high as 9th in the nation in field hockey and 2nd in lacrosse. Sue was a forward in field hockey and the team’s leading scorer her senior year. Sue has been involved with coaching field hockey in the Lowcountry since 2015. She recently published a non-fiction, sports-themed book – “Don’t Lose the Ball in the Lights and Other Life Lessons from Sports.” You can find the book, which does include some field hockey stories, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, GooglePlay and Kobo. For more information about Sue’s book, visit 
www.SuzanneDetar.com
Gillian Hourihan
COACH
Gillian grew up in New York where she played field hockey from 12 years of age.  In high school, she competed in two State Finals and was named the MHAL Player of the Year as a senior.  After graduating, Gillian attended University College of Cork, Ireland where she played on their first team and was awarded "Best Newcomer."  After finishing her degree at University, she lived and worked in London for 11 years as a TV Producer and coached at the American School London.  Gillian has continued her career as a TV Producer here in Charleston, SC where she recently relocated.  
Kelsey Millman
COACH
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Keira Fenzel
COACH
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Rachael Miller
COACH
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Olivia Corso
COACH
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Karen Provost
USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH AND REFEREE
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Kelly Parr
USAFH LEVEL ONE COACH, REFEREE
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Bea Ventura
COACH, ASSISTANT
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Matt Mazur
BOARD DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT & FIELD MGMT.
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