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The Coaches of Element Athletics

Lynn Hoeppner

Co-Owner and Director of Field Hockey

(413) 539-0403


Lynn has coached field hockey at the high school, club, Futures and collegiate levels. She is the current Head Coach at her alma mater, Mohawk Trail Regional High School where she has led the team to several titles. Her 2001 team was Western MA DI Champs, the 2007 team was undefeated League Champs and DI Western MA Finalists, and in 2008, the Mohawks were DII Western MA Champions and State Semi-Finalists. The 2010 team was undefeated League Champs and DII Western MA Champions. More recently, the 2012 team was a Western Mass Division II Finalist.

Lynn joined IAS in 2003 and advanced the program by establishing club teams to compete in regional and national venues. Lynn is USFHA Level II certified and a member of USFHA. She is the Northeast Futures Administrative Director and a member of NFHCA and MSFHCA. Lynn is also the MSFHCA West Liaison. Lynn attended North Adams State College and went on to earn her associate’s degree from Champlain College in Burlington, VT, where she became the assistant coach.

Sarah Williams

Co-Owner and Director of Operations

(719) 651-2679


Sarah is a 2010 graduate of UMass Amherst earning her degree in Environmental Design. During her four seasons at UMass, she played in 31games, made 124 saves, and produced a .725 save percentage and 1.89 goals against average. She was a member of two Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Teams, two NCAA Tournament Teams, and named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Rookie Team in 2006, and to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's National Academic Squad in 2009.

Sarah has coached at the high school, collegiate and Futures levels. 2013 was her first year as head coach at Northampton High School with a season record of 12-4-2. In 2012 Sarah was an assistant coach for Amherst College where the team achieved a record of 11-5, captured the Little Three Championship, and reached the semifinal round of NESCAC conference championship. During 2011, she was the assistant coach at Kenyon College where the team went 7-11 overall and 7-7 in the NCAC. A native of Colorado Springs, she spent one season serving as the assistant coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Sarah was the Head Goalkeeper Coach for Team IAS throughout her collegiate career.

Ryan Sherburne

U-19 Indoor Coach

US Men's National Team 2009

US Jr. Men's National Team - 2004-2005

UConn Field Hockey - Assistant Coach 2007-2009

Lock Haven - Student Assistant Coach 2005-2006

Samantha Carlino

Goal Keeper Coach

UMass Amherst - Class of 2016

U-21 National Team Member Current

New England High Performance Team 

Courtney Spleen

U-19 Coach

UMass Amherst - Class of 2016

Renee Suter

U-14, U-12, and U-10 Coach

UMass Amherst - Class of 2015

Elizabeth Fontaine

U-16 Coach

Colby College - Class of 2011

Wilbraham Monson Academy - Head Coach

Kori Huffman

Goal Keeper Coach

IAS Alum

American International College - Class of 2014

Will Byrne

U-16 Indoor Coach

Northeast Futures - Coach

Amherst High School - Head Coach

Shauna Rankin-Byrne

U-16 and U-19 Assistant Turf Coach

UMass Amherst - Class of 2018

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