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The Stryker coaching staff is made up of individuals with varying player and coaching experience. Generally coaches will be assigned to work with a particular age level but may help out with other groups at practices and or tournaments. Karin Mirassou is the Club’s Head Coach and will work with coaches to place players on teams for tournaments. Placement can depend on availability, ability level, and attendance.

Stryker Club
Head Coach-Karin Mirassou

  • High school-Leigh 1992-1996
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.- University of California, Berkeley (BA in Sociology), National University (teaching credential)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college- high school: everywhere; college: defense
  • Player experience- been playing for 20 years (4 yrs of hs, 4 yrs college, Northern California Field Hockey Association on the Kerries since 2000)
  • Awards-high school: 1st team all league, MVP; coaching: BVAL ST coach of the year: 2008, CCS Honor Coach 2009, 2013
  • Field hockey coaching experience- Leigh High School Coach (since 2000), USFHA Futures Coach (5 years)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I love watching sports (live and on TV), especially baseball, spending time with family and friends, bowling, watching movies, playing field hockey and softball. I love snowboarding and wakeboarding.”

Assistant Head Coach-Kelli (Mirassou) Nurnberg

  • High school-Leigh 1992-1996
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.- University of California, Berkeley (BA in Sociology), National University (teaching credential)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college- mid and forward; college: mid and forward (mostly
    forward)
  • Player experience-been playing for 20 years (4 yrs of hs, 4 yrs college, Northern California Field Hockey Association on the Kerries since 2000)
  • Awards-high school: 1st team all CCS Senior year; coaching: BVAL ST coach of the year: 2008
  • Field hockey coaching experience-Leigh High School Coach (since 2000), USFHA Futures Coach (3 years)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I love watching sports, spending time with my daughter (Karli) and son (DJ),the rest of my family and friends. I like to play field hockey, softball, and bowl.”

Lil’ Strykers
Karin Mirassou and Kelli Nurnberg (see info above)


Jr. Strykers (U12/U10) teams


Head Coach- Paul Hoekstra

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Stryker U14 Team*


Head Coach-Denise Eachus

Assistant Coach-Courtney Durrant

  • High School- Branham High School (2009-2013)
  • College(s)-De Anza College (2013-2015); San Jose State University (2016)- Majoring in Social Science; studying towards teaching
  • Position played in high school and/or college- defense
  • Player experience- 3 years in high school, 1 year Stanford Women's Club Team
  • Awards- High School: MVP and 1st Team All-League Played in year 2010-2011
  • Field Hockey coaching experience- Branham JV assistant coach (2015- present)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- I love to stay active and always on the move, whether it be working hard in the gym or getting exercise in the outdoors, that's where you can find me. I love spending time with friends and family and have always been a people-person. I am looking forward to joining the Stryker Program and sharing what I love.

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Stryker U16 Team*


Head Coach-Audri Whiting

  • High school-Leigh (2007-2011)
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.- West Valley College (2011-2013), Santa Clara University (expected graduation 2016)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college- high school: Defense; college: Defense
  • Player experience- been playing for 8 years (4 yrs of hs, 4 yrs college, NCFHA on the Fiesties since 2011, SCU women's club field hockey since Fall 2013)
  • Awards-high school: MVP defense
  • Field hockey coaching experience- Strykers Field Hockey (since 2012)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I love hanging out with friends, long road trips, watching movies, riding my bike, and playing field hockey in my spare time.”


Assistant Coach-Tina Parrott

  • High school-Branham 1981-1985
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.-San Jose State/University of Iowa (BA in Liberal Studies), San Jose State (CA multi-subjects teaching credential), Fresno State (Masterʼs in Educational
    Leadership and Administration)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college-left/center forward, some left mid-field
  • Player experience-1989 and 1990 Olympic Festivals, National Team Tryouts in 1989, Div. I national runner-up/Final Four (University of Iowa 1989), 2 years on NCFHA club team (Pups-league champs
    2010, 2011 and 2013)
  • Awards-Most valuable player (Branham 1984), All-Conference/Regional All-American (San Jose State 1987), Regional All-American/Honorable Mention All-American Team/Big 10 Scholar-Athlete (University of Iowa 1988), US Olympic Festivals (1989 and 1990) Selected to the Branham Athletic Hall of Fame (2015 Class)
  • Field hockey coaching experience-San Jose State/California Field Hockey Camp (18 years), Stanford Field Hockey Camp (4 years), Branham JV coach (2010-2013 and in 1990), Branham Assistant Varsity (2010-2013), Branham Head Varsity Coach (since 2014), a high school referee (2 years)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.-“I enjoy playing keyboard and singing, sports, working out, wakeboarding and water skiing, watching movies, eating, sleeping and hanging out with family and friends.”

Stryker U19 Team*

Head Coach-Jessica Hendricks
  • High School-Chico Senior High School 2003-2007
  • College(s)/graduate programs/etc.-University of the Pacific, Stockton (BA in Political Science)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college-defense and midfield
  • Player experience-approximately 12 years (jr. high, high school, college and NCFHA on the Kerries team)
  • Awards-high school 1st Team All League, MVP, “Toughest”
  • Field hockey coaching experience-USFHA coach (2010-2011), Saratoga Impact Club (2013)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.-“In my free time I love reading, hanging out with my husband (Alex) and puppy (Fizgig), playing hockey, snowboarding, paintball, working out and cooking.

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Stryker Training Team*
Head Coach-Jessica Hendricks (see above)

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Stryker U19 Team*

Head Coach-Tina Parrott (see above)

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Additional Coaching Staff*
Assistant Coach-Emily T.

Assistant Coach-Emily Trudeau
  • High school- Leigh High School 2005-2009
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.- University of the Pacific- Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college- High school: center forward; College: center defense
  • Player experience- 4 years of varsity in high school and 4 years in college
  • Awards- High school: 2005 Freshman of the Year, 2007 MVP, 2008 MVP, First Team All-CCS 2007 & 2008. College: Ranked #1 in NCAA Division 1 for Defensive Saves 2012, University of the Pacific record holder for defensive saves, Pacific Athletics Competitor of the Month October 2012, NorPac Conference Sheryl Johnson Academic Excellence Award Recipient 2012.
  • Field hockey coaching experience- Coached University of the Pacific Camps
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I love playing and watching sports, going to the beach, listening to music, playing piano, and spending time with my family and friends. I am very passionate about field hockey and am excited to be part of this program.”

Goalie Coach-Stephanie Douglass
  • High school-Saratoga 2005-2009
  • College (s)/graduate program/etc.- University of the Pacific Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college- Goalie
  • Player experience- Played 4 years in high school and did 4 years of Futures. Played at the University of the Pacific
  • Awards:High School Second team all-league (2005) Academic Achievement (2005) Coach’s award  (2006) Academic Achievement (2006) Honorable Mention (2007) Sportsmanship-CCS (2007) Academic Achievement (2007) Senior of the Year (2008) First Team All-League (2008) First Team CCS Tournament (2008) 2nd place in CSS tournament (2008) College Academic Achievement (2009) Academic Achievement (2010) Academic Achievement (2011) Spirit Award (2011)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I love watching hockey (ice or field). I am a big fan of the San Jose Sharks. I enjoy being outdoors playing sports and hanging out with friends. I also like to read, watch movies, and  trying new things.”

Volunteer Assistant Coach-Erica Nestle
  • High School-Leigh 2001-2005
  • College(s)/graduate program/etc-University of the Pacific 2009 (BA in Sociology and pre-law), Teachers’ College of San Joaquin County (teaching credential)
  • Position(s) played in high school and/or college-midfield
  • Player experience-4 yrs. of high school, 4 yrs. of college
  • Awards-high school: BVAL/MHAL Junior of the Year, Senior of the Year; College 2nd team all-league, NorPac All-Tournament Team (junior year)
  • Field hockey coaching experience-UOP assistant coach (2009-10), UC Davis assistant coach (2011-12), USFHA Futures Coach (4 years)
  • Free time/hobbies/etc.- “I like to play racquetball, read, watch Friends, bike, and cook. I enjoy spending time with my family-especially my brothers, Matt and Ryan.”





*NOTE:Coaches are generally assigned to a particular level however they may be assigned to tournaments at different levels according to availability and need.