Staples field hockey


Varsity Head Coach: Ian Tapsall



- Owner Field Hockey Club of CT (FHCC)

- Life Time member of USFHA since 1997

- Level 2 certified USFHA Coach 

- Played for Hounslow and Southgate Hockey Clubs in the UK;  2 time European Club Champions

- Captained Greenwich CT men’s team to 4 US National Club Championships

- Member of the 2014 United States Men’s Master's National Team; competed in the World Cup Master’s Tournament in The Hague, Netherlands

- FC United FHC Coach  2008 - 2017

- Head Coach UVA summer camp  2013, 2014

- Head Coach Princeton Elite Camp 2015, 2016


Varsity Assistant Coach: Laura McClay


  • Cornell University, Division I Field Hockey Player (4 years, 1999-2003)
  • Big Red Wall of Power (2002)
  • Red Key Society
  • Sphinx Head Society
  • Fellowship for Christian Athletes
  • Mid-Penn Conference All-Star for Field Hockey (Northern York High School – Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)
  • East Coast Field Hockey Club (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
  • Fairfield Youth Field Hockey Coach (present)
  • Field Hockey Club of Connecticut Coach (present)
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School - Varsity Field Hockey, Assistant Coach (2019)
  • Dover High School – Varsity Field Hockey, Assistant Coach (2003)
  • Worked for Viking Global Investors and Tiger Legatus Capital Management (2004-2010, 2011-2016)
  • Lives in Fairfield with her husband Ryan and their three children:  Lily, Emerson and Crawford

Junior Varsity Coach: Jenn Mitteness

- Waterford High School 4 year varsity field hockey player and senior captain (2005-2009)

- Eastern Connecticut State University D3 field hockey player (2011)










Freshman Coach: Mary Katherine Hocking

- Third year coaching at Staples

-Fourth year English teacher at Staples- helping to pilot a course in Sports Literature for the 2016-2017 school year
-Three year player at Sheehan High in Wallingford
-Interests outside field hockey: travel, yoga, reading, UConn athletics
-MK currently lives in Fairfield with her husband, Chris, and her dog, Liffey