Sara Silarszka, 2021, Harvard College, Division I – Ivy League: “When I joined HUSEL Hockey Club two years ago, I told Coach Jenny that it was my goal to play at the collegiate level, and I will never forget her response - “we’ll make it happen”. This sentence is extremely representative of the dedication and passion Coach Jenny has for her club and for her athletes, and of the lengths all of the coaches will go to in supporting you through the recruiting process and through your development as an athlete. For the coaches of HUSEL, no goal is too big, no phone call is too much of a hassle, and no favor is too big to ask. The coaches care about you not only as an athlete, but as a person, and will unashamedly advocate for you on and off the field purely out of the desire to see you succeed in every aspect of your life. What I think is most special about HUSEL is the relationships the coaches form with their athletes. After every practice, Coach Jenny consults with us on what we want to see in the drills, line-ups, and plays, and integrates our observations into the next practice. This open communication and adaptability creates an environment of mutual respect and honesty that makes me excited to go to practice every day, and has helped me develop my leadership skills, field IQ, and confidence. These skills, and the expertise and wisdom the coaches of HUSEL have instilled into my game over the past two years, are invaluable to me as I enter this next chapter of my field hockey career, and I am forever grateful for the amazing people, experiences, and lessons HUSEL has brought into my life.”
Kylie McKinley, 2023, Dartmouth, Division I – Ivy League: “I came late to the sport, having been a soccer goalie in middle school. I discovered field hockey the Summer before high school, and fell in love with the sport right away. I knew I needed to train hard if I was going to be able to play the sport in college. I had the good fortune to find Coach Jenny and HUSEL Hockey Club, and I dove into training in earnest. The coaching staff’s initial focus for me was on two things: developing my technical skills and learning the strategy of the game. That focus allowed me to make great strides in a short amount of time. Coach Jenny also made sure I played in events that would stretch me as a player. Happily, I got to the point where playing in college was a real option for me. Coach Jenny then helped me develop a focused list of colleges that fit with my academic and athletic goals. I then worked with her to find the right showcase events to get me the right exposure, and when colleges began to reach out to me, Jenny did a great job in leveraging her amazing network and credibility to ensure the coaches had an accurate view of my skills and my potential fit with their program. I got into my dream school due in large part to Coach Jenny's great guidance and direction, and for that I will always be grateful.”
Tess Satterfield, 2023, Hofstra, Division I – CAA: I knew from a very young age I wanted to play a Division I sport. I met Coach Jenny the summer before my freshman year of high school. I told her that I wanted to play Division I field hockey and she told me exactly what I needed to do. I joined HUSEL the following year. Every coach and player was so welcoming to me. The coaches at HUSEL care so much about each player. Every coach has gone out of their way to get to know me and made an impact on me. Immediately after joining HUSEL my skills, IQ of the game, and fitness improved. Coach Jenny helped me during the recruiting process by using her connections and preparing me for showcases. I have never seen a coach who cares so much about her players like coach Jenny does. Coach Jenny has spent hours working with me. Last summer she used her lunch break at work to do private lessons with me. She has pushed be to become the best player possible while also caring about me as a person. Coach Jenny’s passion for this club is what makes this club so special. She is constantly working to get her players exposure for recruiting and the best training possible. I am so grateful that I get to be a part of the HUSEL family. This club has allowed me to achieve my dream of playing at the next level and given me lifelong friendships.
Juana Gonzalez Peyru, 2024, Northeastern, Division I – CAA: Two years ago, I received an invitation from Jenny to play at the regional club tournament, since one of her forwards had been injured. At that time I was in my first year of U16 and the invitation was to play in U19. I always welcome challenges but this one was important to me, not only because of my age but because I had to make up for the loss of a key player from the team. After talking on the phone with Jenny, I didn’t hesitate for a minute. Her leadership, passion and clarity to convey her vision and goals motivated me to undertake this adventure, which ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. I felt welcomed from day one from not only Coach Jenny but all of the HUSEL Family. That was the beginning of a relationship that grew over the years. Her advice and support has been very important to me during the recruitment process. Her experience as one of the most recognized players in Wake Forest’s history is very important for those players who want to play in College. I am so thankful for the support that Jenny and HUSEL Hockey Club gave me. Thank you so much Jenny for your support!!
Nicole Moran, 2022, Bucknell, Division I – Patriot League: “I say HUSEL family because that is what this club continues to mean to me, a family. The coaches and players create a competitive team culture that is truly unmatched. I have met lifelong friends on my teams that I will always cherish. In addition to that, the personal relationships you will have with the coaches are unparalleled. I would not be the player or person I am now if I did not have the mentorship and coaching from Coach Jenny Everett. She molded me into the player I am today and I could not have made it to the next level without the thousands of 1v1s and hours spent with Coach Jenny working on my skills. In addition, she was there for me during every step of the recruiting process and her connections and hard work helped make this possible. The Coaching staff’s field hockey background is another feature that sets HUSEL apart from many other clubs. Each Coach has competed at the college and/or national level. I am so thankful for HUSEL Hockey Club. It was the perfect club for me to grow and challenge my skills. I cannot wait to see the HUSEL empire grow!”
Maria Papas, 2022, Longwood University, Division I – MAC: "I first started field hockey my freshman year of high school. Funny enough, I hated the sport but after an overnight summer camp, I absolutely fell in love with it. From then on, it was my dream to play field hockey at the collegiate level. About two years ago, I signed up to play in a summer league with my high school team which ended up being the one Coach Jenny was in charge of. At the time, I had been playing with a different club, but I decided to try out for HUSEL just to see if I liked it. Turns out, that was the best decision I could have made for my recruitment process. Not only did I end up loving the team and how welcoming they were, but I loved the coaches and how they pushed me to work harder. In comparison to other training sessions I’ve had in the past, HUSEL is definitely the place where I have improved the most and became a better player. What I love the most about HUSEL is the ability to make practices fun and efficient while also being challenging for those who want to play at the next level. I never left a practice without learning something new and improving on a new skill. Recently, I have announced my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Longwood University. It was a long and tough process, but I couldn’t have done it without Coach Jenny, Coach Amber, and Coach April for helping me along the way. I am so happy to call this team my family and I’m going to miss this team immensely when I leave."
Natalie Morgan, 2022, Fairfield University, Division I - NEC
I came to HUSEL at the end of my junior year and even though I wish I switched clubs earlier, I am so glad that I made the switch. I was welcomed with open arms from not only Coach Jenny but all of my teammates. I learned so much in that short period of time and feel like I really improved as a player. Every practice is extremely productive and I have learned so many more skills which makes me feel very prepared to start my college athletic career. Recruiting for me was extremely stressful. I came to HUSEL in the middle of my recruiting process from a club where the coaching staff did not really help me with recruiting. When I saw how much coach Jenny cared about her players and their aspirations, it was really reassuring to me. She really tries to connect to her players on a personal level. I don’t think I would be playing in college if I did not make the switch to this club. Coach Jenny made sure to get us to tournaments that got all the players great exposure to college coaches and she really reinstilled a sense of confidence in me which I was struggling to find. I am glad to have the opportunity to play at the next level and so thankful that Coach Jenny and all of my HUSEL family made it possible!
Halley Beaudoin, 2023, Bryant University, Division I - America East
Gwendolyn Via, 2022, Christopher Newport University, Division III - CAC
Davidson College, Division I - Atlantic 10
Emilee Forand, 2022, Transylvania University, Division III - SAA
Annie Ingersoll, 2022, Stevenson University, Division III - CAC