Freedom HKY Coaches
and Staff

Freedom HKY Coaches are comprised of current and former college players and US National Team athletes. Many of the coaches are USFHA Level 1 and Level 2 certified coaches. 

The Freedom HKY coaches strive to promote a positive atmosphere geared toward working hard and getting the most out of practice and games. 

Meet Sarah Dawson

Sarah Dawson


  • Freedom HKY Club Director
  • USFHA Level 2 Certification 
  • Begin with Freedom HKY in 2014
  • 2019-2020 National Indoor Junior Team Coach
  • Coached and played at Braxgata HC in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Former USA National Team Member
  • Former All American at University of Iowa

Kasey Tapman

Kasey Tapman


  • Freedom HKY U19 Lead Coach
  • Begin with Freedom HKY in 2013
  • Current USA Indoor National Team Member
  • Current USA Developmental Squad Member
  • Current Volunteer Assistant at University of Maryland
  • Won 1 National Championships, 1 ACC Championship and 1 BIG Ten Championship at The University of Maryland 

Natalie Hunter

Natalie Hunter


  • Freedom HKY U16 Lead Coach
  • Begin with Freedom HKY in 2017
  • Former USA National Team Member
  • All American at University of Maryland
  • Won 2  National Championships and 2 ACC Championships at University of Maryland 
  • Currently studying to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy

Maggie Ellington

Maggie Ellington


  • Freedom HKY Academy and U12 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2012 as a U12 player. 
  • Played at UMass Amherst for 2 years, both years making the A10 tournament
  • Coached Mini Minutes program at UMass
  • Currently studying Early Elementary Education at University of Maryland, College Park 

Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas


  • Freedom HKY U19 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2012 as a U16 player. 
  • Won a National Championship and 2 CAA Conference Championships at University of Delaware
  • Currently studying Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Maryland, College Park. 

William Strydom

William Strydom


  • Freedom HKY Assistant Club Director
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2018
  • PCA Double Goal Coach
  • Currently works as a risk consultant

Katie Ellis

Katie Ellis


  • Freedom HKY U16 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2019
  • USFHA Level 1 Certification
  • Current Assistant Coach at Hood College
  • Played both field hockey and Lacrosse at Bridgewater College
  • Former League Director at Panthers United

Joe Page

Joe Page


  • Freedom HKY U12 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2017
  • USFHA Level 1 Certification
  • Current Men’s National Indoor Team Member
  • Active member of DC Dragons Club
  • Played football at Randolph Macon College
  • Currently works as an accountant

Katherine Page

Katherine Page


  • Freedom HKY U14 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2017
  • USFHA Level 1 Certification
  • Played at Ohio University, earning 2nd Team All MAC Conference
  • Active member of DC Dragons Club
  • Currently works as an accountant

Reece Spann

Reece Spann


  • Freedom HKY U19 Coach
  • Began with Freedom HKY in 2017 as a U19 player. 
  • Played 2 seasons at University of Maryland
  • 2018 NCAA Final Four Runner Up with University of Maryland
  • Currently studying at University of Maryland, College Park

Michelle Greenwalt

Michelle Greenwalt


  • Freedom HKY Academy and U10 Coach 
  • Begin with Freedom HKY in 2017
  • USFHA Level 2 Certification

Kyler Greenwalt

Kyler Greenwalt


  • Freedom HKY U14/U16 Coach 
  • Played 3 seasons, with one remaining, at the University of Maryland
  • 2018 & 2017 NCAA Final Four Runner Up 
  • 2018 Big Ten Champions
  • USAFH Level 1 Certification 
  • Began playing for Freedom HKY 2013 
  • Began coaching with Freedom HKY in 2017
  • Current USA U21 Junior National Team member
  • Previously USA U17 and U19 Junior National Member

Noelle Frost

Christina Calandra