Sept. 29, 2011
The University of Michigan field hockey program will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2001 national championship team this Saturday (Oct. 1) at halftime of the game against Iowa at 10 a.m. It will be a time for everyone on the team to catch up and see old friends, but what is everyone doing 10 years after winning a championship? MGoBlue.com asked each member of the team for an update on what they are doing now.
Front Row (from left): Assistant Coach Nancy Cox, Maureen Tasch, Adrienne Hortillosa, Catherine Foreman, Ali Balmer, April Fronzoni, Katy Moyneur, Jessie Veith, Anneke Huntsicker. Second Row: Assistant Coach Ashley Reichenbach, Erika Banuelos, Laura Stinson, Ashley Chod, Stephanie Johnson, Krista Meckley, Kristi Gannon, Erin Kopelow, Volunteer Coach Tracey Fuchs. Back Row: Administrator Ragine Dvorak, Molly Powers, Kate Dillon, Jessica Blake, Laura Woitkewitsch, Jen Zangara, Jessica Rose, Molly Maloney, Athletic Trainer Kim Hill, Head Coach Marcia Pankratz.
#1 Molly Maloney - GK, So., Lake Bluff, Ill. (Lake Forest)
Lives in Holt, Mich. ... Is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Michigan State field hockey team.
#4 Jessica Rose - F/M, Jr., Lititz, Pa. (Warwick)
Lives in Lancaster, Pa. ... Currently is a health and physical education teacher at Donegal High School in Lancaster ... Also is in her eighth season as the high school field hockey coach at Donegal ... Married to Pete Shellenberger, who played soccer and graduated from Penn State in 2002 ... Has a son, Evan, who is 14 months old.
#5 Kate Dillon - B, So./Fr., Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Central)
Lives in the South End of Boston, Mass. ... Is the associate head field hockey coach at Northeastern University in Boston ... Is married to Adam Pfeifer, who played soccer at Boston College and coaches at Northeastern ... Completed her MBA in June of 2010 ... Has two dogs, both chocolate labs.
#6 Kristi Gannon - B, So., Escondido, Calif. (San Pasqual)
Lives in Springfield, Ore. ... Is married to Jim Fisher, who is the assistant director of football operations/recruiting at the University of Oregon and played football at Michigan ... Currently is a stay-at-home mom with a son, Jake, who is 1 1/2 years old, and a baby girl due in November ... Played on the U.S. National Team after college until 2006 ... Worked with the University of Michigan field hockey team off and on as a volunteer assistant coach.
#7 Catherine Foreman - B, Sr., Happy Valley, South Africa (Westminster)
Lives in Adelaide, Australia ... Is a facility manager at Waterworld Aquatic Center.
#8 Katy Moyneur - M, Fr., Escondido, Calif. (San Pasqual)
Lives in San Diego, Calif. ... Has been teaching physical education and coaching field hockey and soccer for five years.
#9 Krista Meckley - M, Jr., Hanover, Pa. (Southwestern)
Lives in Rochester, Mich. ... Is a therapeutic specialty representative at Pfizer ... Has been married to former Michigan baseball player Bill LaRosa for five years ... Has a one-year-old son, Brady, and a two-year-old dog named Maize.
#10 Jen Zangara - F, So./Fr., Toledo, Ohio (Ottawa Hills)
Has been back in Ann Arbor for the past three years ... Is a stay-at-home mom of two (Gabrielle, 2, and Nicholas, 3 months) ... Married to Brad Haudan, who is a 2001 Michigan graduate.
#11 Laura Woitkewitsch - F/M, Fr., Cologne, Germany (Friedrich-Wilhelm)
Lives in Nuremberg, Germany ... Was married this past June ... Works at Kinikum Nurnberg.
#12 April Fronzoni - F, So., Larksville, Pa. (Wyoming Valley West)
Lives in Evanston, Ill. ... Married to Ryan Bertin, who was a two-time NCAA champion wrestler at Michigan ... Her first child, a son, is due in November ... Was an assistant coach at Northwestern University from 2008-10.
#13 Molly Powers - F, Jr., Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)
Lives in Chicago with her husband, Eammon Conaghan ... Is a practicing attorney at Jenner & Block ... Molly and Eammon have a dog, Maddie.
#14 Jessie Veith - F, Sr., Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)
Lives in East Lansing, Mich. ... Is married with two children (Sam, 3, and Mia, 18 months) ... Is a stay-at-home mom.
#15 Laura Stinson - B, Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
Lives in San Diego, Calif. ... Works for Kaplan Higher Education as the director of operations at Kaplan College, Vista.
#16 Stephanie Johnson - B, Jr./So., Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School)
Lives in Manhattan in New York City ... Currently works for a retail tech start-up ... Has a dog named Miles who is 15 months old.
#17 Ashley Chod - M, So./Fr., Ballwin, Mo. (The Whitfield School)
Lives in Aspen, Colo. ... Is a licensed real estate broker at Morris & Frywald Sotheby's International Realty ... Has lived in Aspen since 2005 and has worked in real estate since 2007 ... Will be an aunt to her first nephew in two months.
#18 Ali Balmer - M, Sr., Ephrata, Pa. (Ephrata)
Lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Married to Rich Gasperini and is currently teaching third grade.
#19 Adrienne Hortillosa - F/M, Fr., Chula Vista, Calif. (Bonita Vista)
Lives in San Diego, Calif. ... Is getting married this November ... Works as a service manager for a uniform company.
#20 Erica Banuelos - B, So., Escondido, Calif. (San Pasqual)
Lives in Fort Mill, S.C. ... Is a stay-at-home mom ... Has two daughters, Alaina (4) and Natalee (2) ... Is married to former Michigan wrestler Anthony Holifield Jr., who graduated in 2002.
#21 Jessica Blake - F/M, Fr., Perth, Western Australia (St. Mary's Anglican)
Lives in Sydney, Australia ... Works full-time with Athletes in Action at Sydney University ... Plays field hockey for the Sydney University Hockey Club.
#22 Maureen Tasch - GK, Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
Lives and works as an elementary school teacher in Dexter, Mich. ... Is married and has a son, Dalin, who will be one in December.
#23 Erin Kopelow - M, So./Fr., River Forest, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)
Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, with her husband, Ariel Beery ... Is the admissions director of the Sofaer International MBA program in Tel Aviv.
#24 Anneke Huntzicker - F, So., Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
Lives in Chicago, Ill., with her husband George Flannick ... Graduated with a master's degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago ... Currently completing a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, researching depression and anxiety as it relates to cardiometabolic syndrome in older adults.
Marcia Pankratz - Head Coach
Lives in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Is currently in her 12th season as the head coach at the University of Michigan ... Served as the head coach at U-M from 1996-2004 and returned to Ann Arbor in 2009 after a brief hiatus from coaching ... Is a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (1997, 2000, 2002 and 2010) ... Has 176 career wins at U-M ... Was the NFHCA West Region Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2003 ... Has guided Michigan to six Big Ten regular-season titles, four Big Ten Tournament championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
Nancy Cox - Assistant Coach
Lives in Ann Arbor, Mich ... Currently is an occupational therapist at the University of Michigan Medical Center ... Also is the director of the Pinnacle Field Hockey Club in Ann Arbor ... Was an assistant coach at Michigan from 1999-2004 and was the head coach for the Wolverines from 2005-08 ... Coached Michigan to two NCAA quarterfinal berths, a Big Ten Tournament title in 2005 and a Big Ten regular-season title in 2007 ... Was the Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2007.
Ashley Reichenbach - Assistant Coach
Lives in Downingtown, Pa. ... Married to Chris Kopp, whom she met through Ali Balmer ... Is the alumni director at The Shipley School, an independent coed pre-K through 12 school in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Has a girl, Madelyn, who was born in April of 2011 ... Was an assistant coach at Michigan from 2001-03 ... Graduated from U-M in 2000.
Tracey Fuchs - Volunteer Coach
Lives in Evanston, Ill. ... Is in her third season as head coach of the Northwestern field hockey team ... Helped Northwestern to back-to-back winning seasons in 2009-10, the first time that has happened at NU since 1994-95 ... Was an assistant at Michigan from 1996-2003 and 2005-08 ... Also served as the head coach of the U.S. Junior National team from 2005-09.