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Belinda Heltzel Director of CPFH

Coach Belinda played Division II field hockey for Bloomsburg University. During her time at BloomU Belinda was a 3 year starter and helped her team win 4 straight DII NCAA Championships. Since playing at Bloom Belinda has been a PIAA official for 14 years in the Harrisburg Chapter of FH Officials and the MidPenn Assignor. In 2012 Belinda started Central Penn Mini Sticks, which has been a very successful program that has expanded to included the Central PA Youth Field Hockey League and now CPFH. Coach Belinda has been coaching youth and elite field hockey for 6 years and has help guide teams to claim multiple championships. Coach Belinda also currently plays on an open division team "Threat Level Midnight".

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Susann Morrison

Coach Morrison played Division 1 field hockey for Penn State University from 1988-1991. As a three-year starter for the Nittany Lions, Coach Morrison had the following achievements: All-American 2nd Team in 1991; Regional All-American in 1990 and 1991; and U.S. Olympic Festival silver medalist in 1990. During Coach Morrison’s junior and senior years, Penn State made it to the Final Four Tournament and she was a Final Four Tournament Team Selection in 1991. She has been coaching with Central Penn Field Hockey since 2015 and her prior coaching experience includes Penn State Field Hockey Camps, Dickinson College volunteer Assistant Coach, Middleburg Middle School Coach and volunteer Assistant Coach at Mechanicsburg High School. Coach Morrison is an attorney and works for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Curtis Sherk

Coach Curtis has been a PIAA official since 1991. He started his coaching experience with Dickinson College in 1992 until 1997. In 1992 he began coaching the Marojoka Field Hockey Club in Bethlem, PA and was an assistant coach until 2000. Coach Curtis then held the position of head coach for Boiling Springs HS for a year. He has been playing field hockey since 1985 when he began playing for the Central Penn Field Hockey League. 1987-2008 he played in the National Hockey Festival Mixed Teams Division. He was a 2 time National Indoor Mens Club Champion. He participated as a member of a practice team against the US National Womens Teams 1992-1996. In 2013 he played on the National Mens over 50 team for the European Open in Ireland. Coach Curtis continues to play in open leagues on team "Threat Level Midnight".

Tabi Kleese

Coach Tabi, in high school, earned the Eat, Sleep, and Dream field hockey award from her teammates. From the time she first picked up a field hockey stick she was in love with the sport. She has a love and passion for the sport and loves to see girls develop that same love and passionof the sport. She loves being able to inspire, empower, and build confidence in her players and develop them into strong leaders and positive and encouraging teammates. Coach Tabi is thankful and blessed to be able to coach at CP and is looking forward to coaching, molding, and mentoring all of the amazing athletes at CP!


Julie Reibsane

Played field hockey for 7 years through middle school and high school, playing forward, mid field & defense. Varsity starter for 3 years at Wilson Area High School. Also was involved with the Bandfront for 4 years in High School and Captain during senior year. Went to Lock Haven University where I was in the Guard with the Lock Haven University Band and graduated with a BA in psychology. Received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University. I have worked with children in the mental health field for 15 years before moving to the Lebanon VA medical center as an outpatient therapist. Began coaching softball in 2014 with the Tower City Dynamite and continued coaching with the Camp Hill Girls Softball League since 2015. Dedicated coach with the Camp Hill Field Hockey Club since 2015. Began coaching with Central Penn in 2015 with the U10 teams. Ihave received my Level 1 & Level 2 Field Hockey coaching certification with USA Field Hockey.

Brooke Sheibley

Brooke Sheibley graduated from Northern York County High School where she received varsity letters all four years and player of the year honors in her division her senior year. She continued her academic and field hockey career at Shippensburg University where she won two national championships alongside her teammates her junior and senior year. During her time at Shippensburg, she was also awarded All-PSAC honors and Second Team All-American honors her junior and senior years. In addition, she was awarded the team Most Valuable Player her senior year and the recipient of the Amanda Strous Scholarship for her senior season. Brooke graduated from Shippensburg in May of 2018 and is a kindergarten teacher. She has been involved with coaching for Central Penn Ministicks since 2014, her senior year of high school.

Carrie Guarente

Carrie Guarente began her field hockey career at Greenwood High School and then continued playing at Lock Haven University from 1995-1998 where she was apart of a DII NCAA National Championship team and was co-captain her senior year. Carrie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology from LHU. Later, she earned her Math Certification and Principal Certification. She currently teaches 7th-11th grade math and math support at Greenwood Middle/High School. In addition to teaching, Carrie has been the assistant varsity and middle school coach at Greenwood for 16 years. One of the highlights of her coaching career was winning the PIAA-A State Championship in 2017. She continues to try to grow the game, with the help of her amazing players, by running a winter clinic and a summer camp for girls attending Greenwood Elementary. Carrie holds a Level II Coaching Certification from USA Field Hockey. Coach G's goals are to share her love of the game and to empower her players to be strong leaders and encouraging teammates


Haley Warner

Coach Haley  began her field hockey career in the 8th grade and immediately fell in love with the sport. Sheplayed both field hockey and softball at Emmaus High School and went on to play on the club field hockey team at Messiah College where she studied Christian Ministries. She spent a semester studying Theology and playing field hockey for Oxford University Hockey Club. She is now back in the Harrisburg area and serves as the Director of Youth Ministries for middle and high schoolat Trinity United Methodist Church in New Cumberlandand has served as the head coach with the club field hockey team at Messiah for the last two years. Sheenjoys time with friends, being outdoors, traveling, and connecting with others, especially youth, through sports and ministry. She has felt privileged withthe opportunity to mentor young women through her coaching position at Messiah, and is looking forward to be able to lead U10 girls with CPFH and help them fall in the love with the sport of field hockey!!

Danielle Baumgardner

Danielle Baumgardner played for PA Mavericks while in HS and achieved her FH Varsity Letters all 4 years while at Northern York HS. After graduation she played for Univ of MD and was a four-year letter winner playing midfield for UMD. Coach Danielle has club experience coaching for Freedom and the MD Futures site while in MD and then coaching with AIM field hockey and she also was the St. Louis Level 1 Futures Site Head Coach when she moved to St. Louis. Coach Danielle began her work at SLU as the assistant coach in 2014, and in 2016 was moved to the Head Coach position of SLU, where she made an immediate positive impact to the program. Coach Danielle brings high-level knowledge of the game to our athletes, but even more importantly she brings a passion and positive attitude that helps create the environment that we continue to provide all our teams.

Kayla Brathwaite

Coach Kayla hails from the conspicuously alluring island of Trinidad and Tobago. She was part of the Trinidad and Tobago National team for several years. She then accepted a dual athletic scholarship to participate on the Field Hockey Division I and Track and Field Division II teams at Lock Haven University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in psychology. She is committed toexcellence, performs well under pressure, and harbors a fundamental belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. She is a courteous, outgoing, motivated team player, with considerable playing experience with a strong interest in youth development, ambition, integrity, inspiration, and focus .

Kayla's experience and skill set are well aligned with the role and competencies of coaching at CPFH. In her experience to date, she has discovered that we are what we repeatedly do. She postulates that consistency of high-level performance in any pursuit is unearthed by repetition and mastery of the fundamentals. Attention to detail, deliberate practice and perseverance in elite sporting environments are skills which have immeasurable value in discovering and extracting excellence.

Taylin Lehman

Coach Taylin currently lives in Sunbury, Pa., with her husband, 2 cats and dog. In high school she played at Lower Dauphin, where they were State Champs her Freshman and Sophomore year.  She recently graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Saint Francis University, where she was a 4 year starter at left back.

Taylin is now working towards getting her master's in Wildlife Conservation and Management online from Unity College. She is very excited to start her coaching career with CPFH and is excited to spread her love for hockey with everyone!


Jennifer Bandura

Coach Jen was a three-sport athlete at Boiling Springs High School earning 11 Varsity letters in field hockey, basketball, and softball.  She was team MVP for softball and Most Offensive Player for field hockey being selected to the PA South Central Chapter of the Sports Hall of Fame and earning the IMC Athlete of the Year award. She was recruited to play DI field hockey but chose a detour and played Rugby at Shippensburg University where she was recently honored with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.  She is a current member of the USA Women’s Masters Field Hockey team preparing for the World Cup in South Africa.  She has played at the USA Field Hockey Festival, USFHL Club Championship, Shooting Star Masters Tournaments (Harvard and Yale), BHFHC Beach Bash and many other tournaments along the east coast.  Locally, she plays weekly for Team Strike Force out of Lancaster. She began coaching field hockey immediately after high school by volunteering with mini-camps.  That experience grew into a passion and over the past 30 years she has coached at all levels from K-12 with the majority of time spent at Boiling Springs High School.  She helped coach the Bubblers to three consecutive state tournament appearances, and numerous division championships.  Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Geoenvironmental Science, she worked at a private engineering firm and the Pa DEP.  Coaching led her to switch careers and she has been teaching Earth and Space Science for 18 years, with the past six years spent at Mechanicsburg High School.

Haley Klinger

Coach Haley played Division II field hockey for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her time at IUP, she was a two-year starter and a two-time All-Academic team member. After her sophomore year at IUP, she transferred to Messiah College where she played club field hockey and soccer. Haley serves as a Registered Dietitian at the Children’s Hospital at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and enjoys investing in her patients and supporting their families. Outside of field hockey and work, she loves hiking and camping, traveling, trying new food, and spending time with her friends and family. Haley is excited to share her love for field hockey and help the U10 girls develop their skills and confidence on and off the field.

Kevin Bramble

Coach Kevin started playing Field Hockey at age 11 at Southend High School for Boys in Essex, England. Kevin found his love of sports during his time there representing the school in cross country, cricket, rugby and track and field along with field hockey at school, club,  county and divisional levels, winning many tournaments along the way.

After graduating Kevin was commissioned into the Royal Navy as a helicopter navigator. During his 12 years of service Kevin played for and captained the Royal Navy and Combined Services teams and various club teams as a defender and midfielder. When not on the field Kevin was teaching survival skills to aircrew students and instructing on the training squadron, teaching helicopter navigator students.

After moving to the USA, Kevin played for Rye mens team in NYC and coached his daughters soccer teams in CT. Since moving to PA he has been involved as a volunteer coach for the York Suburban High School team and when not acting as his daughter’s taxi you may encounter him if you fly Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore as he is a captain on the Boing 737.


Shannon Minnich 

 Coach Shannon's collegiate career was spent at Lock Haven University. As a 3 year starter, Shannon was named 1st team All-American (2000 & 2001), 1st team All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, 2000 & 2001), PSAC Championship MVP (2000 & 2001), Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Field Hockey Player of the Year (2001), PSAC Player of the Year (2001). Shannon finished her career sixth on Lock Haven’s all-time scoring chart. She currently holds University records for: career goals, points per season, goals per season, assists per season and career points. Shannon assisted the Lady Eagles in winning 3 PSAC Championships (1998, 2000 & 2001) and 1 NCAA National Championship (2000). Shannon is pictured here in her USA uniform at the 2018 Exin Master's World Cup in Terrassa, Spain. Shannon assisted her team in placing 5th in the world at the event

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Kelsey Heltzel

Coach Kelsey Heltzel is a current CPFH U19 player on the U19 Purple team.  Kelsey has played with CPFH since she was a U12 athlete when CPFH began as a club.  Coach Kelsey will be continuing her playing career at Liberty Univ in the fall of 2021.  She has been working as a volunteer coach for CPMS fall league and CPMS summer camps for the past 3 years.  She also has been officiating both indoor and outdoor field hockey for the past two years.  Kelsey has had the opportunity to play at Disney Showcase, JPOL & JPIL Championships, multiple NITs in all age groups U12 and up, Futures National Tournaments including being invited to the Futures Stars & Stripes teams, USAFH Festival, Shooting Star Tournaments, Winter Escape, RCCs & NCCs, LimeLight, Super Sixty and Keystone Games.  Kelsey loves the sport of field hockey and is planning to major in Sports Management and Coaching while at Liberty.  She enjoys working with the youth and sharing her love of the game with all our CPFH athletes.

Emmy Tran

Coach Emmy is a senior at Central Dauphin High School and will be continuing my field hockey career at the University of Michigan to pursue Pharmacy. I have been playing for Central Penn for 8 years and have been playing for Coach Belinda for 10 years through Mini Sticks and CPYFHL. I am also a USAFH Certified Umpire. In high school, I was a four year starter and senior captain. I was a 3x PHSFHCA All State 1st Team and 2x Mid Penn All Star 1st Team pick. I was also a Max Field Hockey Top 100 Player for Class of 2021. During my time with CPFH, I've created the best friendships and developed my skills and understanding of the game tremendously. I am excited to work with the u10s and share my love of the game.


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