About us

The Mystx Story

The Mystx Field Hockey Club was founded by Owner and Director Tina Reinprecht in 1999. Since its inception, Mystx teams have won over 20 National Indoor Championships and 20 Festival Championships.

It is the mission of the directors to introduce the lifelong sport of field hockey to athletes of all ages ando instill the love and passion we feel for the game. It is our goal to supply athletes with the physical skills, knowledge and confidence needed to advance in the sport to whatever level they aspire to reach.

We understand how important it is to not just improve physical skills but to also boost self-confidence and to teach athletes how to be a good teammate and role model.

"One important key to success is confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."  ~ Arthur Ashe

 

 

 

 

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Coaching Staff

Our Coaches

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Tina Reinprecht

Founder, Owner and Director

Former Head Coach at Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Tina Returned to the Mount in 2014 after a year 6 year hiatus. In the 8 years at the Mount, the Magic were 4-time Athletic Association of Catholic Academy Champions, 2-time PA District One AAA Champions, 2006 PIAA State Finalist, and 2007 PIAA State Semi-Finalist. The 8 year Magic record is 152-39-2). Coach Reinprecht was selected the All-Area Coach in 2007 and 2006. Coach Reinprecht founded the Mystx Field Hockey Club in 1999 and has coached numerous teams to National Pool Championships.

Since 1999, Tina’s teams have won 20 National Indoor Championships and 20 Festival Championships. Tina is the founder and executive director of FieldHockeyAmerica.com, Co-Founder and events director of showcasefieldhockey.com, director of the “Grow the Game" initiative with FHA, founder of Play 4 the Cure, member of the National Foundation For Cancer Research's Board of Advisors, and a former BOD member of USA Field Hockey.

Lastly, recognizing the enriching power of sport culturally and educationally, Tina has taken touring teams to Argentina, Australia, Germany, Holland, and Italy in 2005, 2006, and 2007, 2011, 2014. She is a member of the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame. Tina holds a USA Field Hockey Level II coaching certificate and was a 2010 USA Field Hockey Junior High Performance Coach at the New Jersey site. All three of Tina's daughters, Sarah, Katie, and Julia trained in the Mystx FHC and attended Princeton University. Katie and Julia are both 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympians.

Little known fact: Tina was an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Yale University under current WC Eagles owner Richard Kentwell.

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Nicky Hitchens

Coaching Director

Nicky is entering her 18th season as Associate Coach at Drexel University.  In her tenure the Dragons have made appearances at the CAA Championship nine times with two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

She has served at many levels for USA Field Hockey including many years as the site administrator for PA High Performance teams, head coach of the PA Futures Level 1 site and manager of the Womens Indoor National team program. Most recently she served as Coach Educator for Junior Olympics in August 2021.

Nicky has continued to compete post-collegiately and competed in multiple Master's Indoor and Outdoor World Cup teams in Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Spain. She was also a member of the Indoor national team for one year. In August, 2021 Hitchens was named to the O55 Masters Indoor Squad from which a team will be selected to compete at the Indoor Masters World Cup in Virginia Beach VA in Feb, 2022.

Nicky was a three-Time First Team All-Ivy League selection at the University of Pennsylvania and was named the 1985 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. She was also the Gail Lipstein Award winner as Penn's top freshman.

As a senior, she was named the 1988 Ivy League Player of the Year. A two-time All-American and three-time Penn MVP, she led her team to three Ivy League Championships and was a member of the 1998 NCAA semifinalist team that was ranked fourth in the nation. She was inducted into Penn's Hall of Fame in 2000, the first year she was eligible.

Fun fact: Nicky has only broken one bone in her life. She broke her thumb playing indoor at the Feasterville Sportsplex against one of Tina Reinprecht's daughters!

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Katie Bagdon

U16 Coach

Katie graduated from Council Rock HS South and competed for Mystx. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in mechanical engineering. In her collegiate career which spanned 5 years she made 73 appearances with 73 starts on defense for the Dragons and was known for her superior aerial skill.

Fun fact:  Katie was known in college by the nickname "Bags"

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Allison Baron

Seedlings Coach, U10 Coach

Bio coming soon!

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Ally Chapis

Former Coach

College team: Ally played for Drexel University (Division 1) from 2016 to 2019 where she was also a nursing major.  Ally played her High School field hockey at West Morris Mendham in New Jersey.

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Jenna Cutilli

Jr Development Academy Coach, U14 Coach

College team: The College of William & Mary (Division 1); 2018 CAA Conference Champions
Club team: Mystx
Coaching experience: Mystx 2020; Futures coach 2019
Fun fact: Umpire for USAFH and PIAA and is a Sales Associate with Weichert Realtors
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Theresa Delahanty

U16 and U19 Coach

College: Theresa competed for Lafayette University (Division 1) from 2015 to 2018. She served as a captain her senior year, was named to the All-Patriot League First team and selected to complete in the NFHCA Division 1 Senior Game.

Theresa played her HS hockey at Council Rock North where she earned numerous accolades including PIAA All-State in 2014.

Theresa was named to the US Indoor Squad in 2018 and has also competed in USA FH High Performance Programs. In 2020 she served as Volunteer Indoor Coach for Drexel University.

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Colby Eldridge

U16, Junior Development Academy Coach

College: Attended Misericordia University and received numerous awards and recognition including: CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-American Second Team and Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 At-Large First Team (2017-2018); 2x ECAC Robbins Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2016-2017, 2017-2018); 3x National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction (2015, 2016, 2017); Academic All-Conference (2015-2016, 2017-2018); Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game (2017); Mid Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2017); NFHCA Division III All-South Atlantic Region First Team (2017); NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament (2015 and 2017); 2x Mid Atlantic Freedom Conference Champion (2015 and 2017)

Club Team: Played for Mystx

Coaching Experience: Current Varsity Assistant Coach at Lower Merion High school. Colby previously served as a Varsity Assistant Coach at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE in the fall of 2020; Collegiate Volunteer Assistant Coach at Misericordia University for 2 years (fall of 2018 and 2019); Varsity/JV Volunteer Assistant Coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School in the fall of 2018.

Fun fact: My left foot is half a size bigger than my right foot!

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Marissa Elizardo

U14 Coach, Goalkeeper Coach

-College Team including awards and recognitions: Bryant University (Division 1)(2015, 2016) - All-Tournament Team, NFHCA Scholar of Distinction

West Chester University (Division 2) (2017, 2018) - 2x PSAC Champs, NFHCA First Team All-American, Synapse Sports 1st Team All-American, PSAC 1st team all-Conference, Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-Area Team, PSAC Champion Scholar, PSAC Fall Top 10, ECAC First Team All-Area, ECAC Defensive Player of the Month (2x), NFHCA Senior All-Star, NFHCA Scholar of Distinction

-Club Team: Mystx ( 3 years)

-Coaching experience: Marissa has been a Mystx coach since 2019. She is in her 2nd year coaching at Upper Moreland High School and previously coached for Kennett Crush FHC. She also coached collegiately at the Division 2 level as a Volunteer Assistant at West Chester University (2019 National Champions)

Fun/Unique facts: I have a 3-legged dog named Eileen. 

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Vanessa Fry

Sprouts & Seedlings Coach

Vanessa graduated from Millersville University where she majored in English Education and minored in Athletic Coaching. She played field hockey at Wissahickon High School. Vanessa is a teacher in the Hatboro Horsham School District. Currently she is the assistant JV coach at Mount St. Joseph Academy. Vanessa coaches in both the Sprouts & Seedlings programs.

In Fall of 2021 Vanessa became the Sprouts & Seedlings director

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Maria Karidas

Former Coach

Maria played collegiate hockey at Gwynedd Mercy University (Division 3) where she served as team captain from 2011-2013 and gathered numerous accolades in the classroom and on the field including:

Female Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year (2014), DIII National Academic Squad (2010-2013), FH All-Area Academic Team (2013), Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Player of the Year (Fall 2013) and Rookie of the Year (Fall 2010). 

Maria was also the lone representative from the CSAC on the All-Region Team (Fall 2013) and was ranked among the national leaders in Division III in goals and points per game (2010-2013). She was named to the NFHCA All-South Atlantic Region (2011, 2014).  Maria has coached with both Council Rock HS and Gwynedd Mercy University. Maria coached the U14 Burn team.

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Jennifer Konow

U10/U12 Coach

Jenn joined the Mystx coaching staff  in the Spring of 2020. She wrapped up her fourth season at the helm of Archbishop Wood in the fall of 2020.

Fun fact: Jenn has twin daughters Grace and Sarah who compete for Mystx!

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Susan Mason

U16 & Sprouts and Seedlings Coach

Currently 9th grade field hockey coach at Neshaminy High School for the past 4 years and Mystx indoor travel team coach U16 , first year, and Turf Training and Seedlings and Sprouts coach for 4 years.

Began playing field hockey my junior year in HS at Neshaminy Maple Point and senior  year became captain. Went on to Trenton State College to win Division III National Championship in 1985 , my senior year. In 2017, my 1985 National Championship Team was inducted into the College of New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame.

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Corey Mayer

U16 and U19 Coach

Corey played her HS hockey at Lower Moreland HS where she was coached by her mother Shawn. She spent her club career with Mystx and has assisted in various roles with the club since her graduation. Corey was a standout player for James Madison University  (Division 1) where she compiled 14 goals, eight assists and 36 points in 73 games. She graduated in the Spring of 2019 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with minors in special education and elementary education.

Corey joined the James Madison FH staff the following year as an undergrad assistant coach. In Jan of 2020 she was invited to a USA Women’s National Team trial in Lancaster PA and was named to the US Women’s National Development team. In August 2021 Corey joined Villanova University Field Hockey  (Division 1) as an assistant coach. 

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Shawn Mayer

Sprouts & Seedlings Director, U14 Coach

Penn State Abington (Ogontz)/University Park

Recently retired from Lower Moreland High School. Coached both Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Arcadia (Beaver College).

Has 3 daughters, Taryn (U19/JMU), Jamie (Ursinus), and Corey (JMU Alum and U16/U19 Coach).

Fun Facts: I love a college campus. And College spirit wear and new sneakers. I also love my dog named Lululemon

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Christen Pennington

U16 Coach

Christen coached with Mystx for the 2020-21 Indoor season. She played her HS hockey at Neshaminy where she was coached by her mom Lisa. Christen attended Villanova University from 2016 to 2020. She finished her senior season as No. 1 on the NCAA D1 Career Active Leaders for defensive saves.  

Fun Fact:  Christen's mom Lisa played collegiate hockey at Temple and her sister Jamie is now on the Villanova hockey team!

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Lisa Pennington

U16 Coach, U19 Coach

Lisa has been with the Mystx club for many years and currently coaches teams at the U16 and U19 level. She also coaches elite teams in JPIL and JPOL. Lisa recently retired from the head coach position at Neshaminy HS and is now the Athletic Director and a principal in the Neshaminy SD. Her Neshaminy team is an annual league championship and post-season contender. Lisa’s daughters Christen and Jamie are both Mystx FHC alumns and Jamie joined Christen on the Villanova University Field Hockey team in Fall of 2021. 

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Liz Rambo

U10/U12 Coach

Liz Rambo played collegiate field hockey at Duke University (Division 1) and graduation in 2002. As a senior, she was captain of her team and earned All-American South Region First Team honors. Afterwards, Liz spent two years coaching the Syracuse University (Division 1) field hockey team.

Liz grew up in suburban Philadelphia and attended Villa Maria Academy. She lives in Jenkintown with her husband and four kids.  Her daughters Willa and Louisa play for Mystx on the U12 and U10 squads. For fun, Liz likes to rollerblade, tell stories, and go for hikes.

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Katie Ronan

Former Coach

Katie attended the Mount Anville School and competed for the Muckross HC in Dublin Ireland before joining the Drexel University Field Hockey team in Fall of 2017. Katie is a Sport Management major at Drexel. In Ireland, she also enjoyed Gaelic football, basketball, badminton, cricket, swimming, tennis and track & field. Katie joined the Mystx staff in winter of 2019-20 as a U16 assistant and shooting coach.

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Jules Singer

Goalkeeping Coach

Jules is in her first year of coaching at Mystx FHC. She is a local HS product and played for Council Rock North. She is the current shut-out record holder and former Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year at CR North. Jules was a goalkeeper at Council Rock North for 4 years before continuing her play at Ursinus College. At Ursinus, Jules won 2 Centennial Conferences, along with going to the Final Four and Elite Eight. Jules' senior year she received national and conference honors as Defender of the Week. Jules earned her Bachelor's degree in Applied Economics with a concentration in Finance and Accounting and Psychology. You can also find Jules at Council Rock North where she is the assistant field hockey coach.

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Laura Squicciarini

U16 Coach

Laura played hockey at North Penn HS and competed for the Arcadia Knights from 2013 to 2016 where she started 65 of 76 games in her career and completed her degree in Middle School Education.

She was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad all four years of her career and in 2016 also earned a Scholar of Distinction award for earning a 3.9 or higher GPA. Laura served as the Varsity Head Coach at Poquessing Middle School which is a feeder for Neshaminy HS.

Laura is a U16 travel hockey coach and has also coached both U16 and U19 teams at various showcases including the Disney Showcase in Winter of 2020.

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Pat Toner

Sprouts Director, U16 Coach

PT is one of the clubs most experienced and award winning coaches. She is currently the head coach at Central Bucks South and has also coached at CB North, Council Rock South and Council Rock North. As of Spring 2020 she had amassed an incredible 359 wins in 29 years of Varsity coaching. She has been named National Coach of the Year (topofthecircle.com), Coach of the Decade (Trenton Times) and Coach of the Year for Bucks County numerous times and has earned many other personal accolades. PT enjoys coaching the athletes in the Seedlings program (including her granddaughter) and is also a U16 travel team coach. In her “spare” time she creates masterpieces for her own Phatty Patty’s Cookie Kitchen, is an author and also is the creator of a “Our Favorite Drill” cards sold at Longstreth.