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FEOLE STARTED NEE IN 2010 WITH THE DREAM OF DEVELOPING QUALITY COMPETITION AND COACHING IN NEW ENGLAND. 

SINCE THEN, NORTHEAST ELITE HAS BECOME THE REGIONS' PREMIER FIELD HOCKEY CLUB BOASTING DI, DII & DIII COLLEGE ATHLETES, HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS, U17/U19 NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES, AND WOMENS' NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES.

AT THE CENTER OF NEE, AN EMPHASIS ON HIGH-QUALITY FIELD HOCKEY AND SISTERHOOD HAS NEVER DWINDLED AS THE CLUB HAS GROWN EXPONENTIALLY SINCE 2010, AND CONTINUES TO DO SO EACH SEASON. 

      

Chelsey is a 2010 graduate of Boston College. Before creating NEE, Feole took an assistant coaching position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In just her first year at Lowell, Chelsey helped lead the Riverhawks to a 24-0 undefeated National Championship.

Most recently, Feole was nominated by USA Field Hockey as Coach of the Year: This award is for a coach who exemplifies the values of sportsmanship, fair play, and healthy competition. This nomination is given to a coach who is dedicated to their craft and works tirelessly to make their players, fellow coaches and the field hockey community better.

In 2015, Feole accepted the head coach position for the USA Women’s U17 Indoor Team and currently works as much as possible to keep herself involved with all things USAFH.

While playing for BC, she was a two-time captain of the Eagles and twice named All-American (First team in 2009, Second team in 2008). Honored as the Northeast Region Player of the Year as a senior, Feole was tabbed to the All-Northeast Region Team three times. As a senior, the forward was also named All-ACC First Team and was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in her of her final three seasons with BC. During her final senior campaign, she was named to the ECAC Division I First Team and All-ACC Tournament Team.

She left the Heights with a program record for most goals (26) and points (64) in a single season and earned the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Feole earned the BC Field Hockey Leadership award as a sophomore in 2007, as well as the Players’ award and Outstanding Senior award in 2009.

Aside from her accomplishments at BC, Feole was also a member of the USA Field Hockey Squad in 2008 and 2009. She was a member of the New England High Performance Team in 2008 and 2009, winning the National Championship in 2008.

Feole is a native of Windham, NH., where she attended Salem High School for a year before transferring to the Brooks School in North Andover, MA. In high school, Feole was named the Eagle Tribune MVP in 2002 and 2005, as well as All-Star in 2003 and 2004. She was honored as a Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Independent School League MVP in 2004 and was named MVP of the New England Tournament as a senior.

CIUFO MOVED INTO THE POSITION OF INDOOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN THE 2018 SEASON, AFTER A SUCCESSFUL INDOOR CAREER WITH TEAM USA FROM 2011-2016 AND NUMEROUS OTHER ACCOLADES. 

ALONG WITH HER SUCCESS AS AN ATHLETE, CIUFO HAS QUICKLY CLIMBED THE RANKS AS A COLLEGIATE COACH, BECOMING A HEAD COACH AT THE DII LEVEL WITHIN 4 YEARS OF GRADUATING FROM DREXEL UNIVERSITY, LEADING A CONSISTENTLY NATIONALLY RANKED PROGRAM.

        

NEE COACH SINCE 2017
Drexel College '11
USA Indoor National Team 2011 - 2016

Stonehill College Head Coach: 2015 - Present
Drexel College Assistant Coach: 2013 - 2015
Lehigh University Assistant Coach: 2011 - 2012

In college, Susan was a four-year starter for the Dragons field hockey program and ranks second in program history with 58 goals and 140 points in 84 career games. The 2010 Drexel graduate started all four years and competed in 84 games at forward. Throughout her career was named first team All-CAA. While it’s an impressive accolade to be a Regional All-American once, Susan was First Team Regional All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior. In the classroom, she was a four-time CAA Scholar-Athlete honoree

In 2008, Ciufo set the NCAA record with a 22 game point streak and received Third Team All-America honors. She helped the 2009 Dragons earn an at large bid in the 2009 NCAA Tournament after winning the CAA regular season championship. She also scored 21 goals, the second highest single-season total in Drexel Division I history.

On the USA Indoor National team, she was a member from 2011 - 2016 earning a gold medal at the 2013 Rohrmax Cup and a bronze medal at the 2014 Pan Am Cup.

Coaching Highlights:

Susan took over as head coach at Stonehill following two seasons as assistant coach at her alma mater, Drexel University. Prior to returning as an assistant coach with her alma mater, Susan served two seasons at Lehigh as an assistant coach and interim head coach. In her first three seasons with Stonehill, she has lead the team to the NCAA tournament each year while earning a trip to the NE10 final four each season. In 2015 Susan lead her team to the NE10 Championship.

She has coached an incredible impressive two Division II Player of the Year athletes in her 3 seasons, in 2015 it marked the first time in program history this honor had been achieved.

Susan is active with USA Field Hockey, both as a player and coach. She has been a USA Regional and National Futures Tournament selector since 2013, was an assistant coach with USA New Jersey Junior High Performance in 2011 and USA Pennsylvania High Performance in 2015.

Where was Susan in high school?

Susan's record-breaking career started in high school where she set the career record for goals (69) as well as the single-season mark for goals (37) and assists (26) at Bangor High School in PA. She led the Colonial League in scoring as a junior and senior while being named Player of the Year by both The Express Times and The Morning Call in 2006.

NEE PRIDES ITSELF ON THE QUALITY OF COACHES INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM.

NOT ONLY DO THESE COACHES HAVE EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE FIELD HOCKEY RESUMES, BUT THEY ARE ALSO GENUINE ROLE MODELS FOR ALL ATHLETES WHO COMPETE IN THIS PROGRAM FROM AGE 8 TO 18.

OUR HEAD COACHES WORK WITH NEE ATHLETES AND TEAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, INCLUDING BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TOURNAMENTS, PRACTICES & CLINICS. 

NEE ATHLETES HAVE THE ABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COACHES, RECEIVING VARIED FEEDBACK, AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

CLICK HERE (or below) TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR HEAD COACHES! 

AINSLEE LAMB     Coaching NEE Since 2015

TAYLOR BLOOD   Coaching NEE Since 2014

KATE ORLANDO    Coaching NEE Since 2012

ERIN CALAMARI    Coaching NEE Since 2010

JANNA ANCTIL    Coaching NEE Since 2010

ANNIE HANSBURY    Coaching NEE Since 2011

GIANNA BENSAIA    Coaching NEE Since 2015

CARLIE TARBELL    Coaching NEE Since 2012

KELSEY FEDERICO   Coaching NEE Since 2014

OUR ASSISTANT COACHES ARE CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETES, COMPETING AT THE HIGHEST COLLEGIATE LEVELS.

THESE COACHES ARE IMMERSED IN THE GAME OF FIELD HOCKEY ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS, DEVELOPING THE MOST UP TO DATE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SKILLS, TACTICS, AND TRAINING TECHNIQUES. 

YOU'LL NOTICE A NUMBER OF ASSISTANT COACHES ALSO PLAYED FOR NEE, QUICKLY RETURNING TO THE PROGRAM THAT HELPED THEM ACHIEVE THEIR FIELD HOCKEY DREAMS.

CLICK HERE (or below) TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR ASSISTANT COACHES! 

SKY CARON    NEE Class of 2018 - Coaching NEE Since 2018 

FINN CARON     NEE Class of 2018 - Coaching NEE Since 2018 

CASEY THOMPSON    NEE Class of 2018 - Coaching NEE Since 2018 

KELSEY RUDERT    Coaching NEE Since 2017 


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and expect more than others think is possible" - Claude Bissell