Conway and Tornes Join Olympic and Athlete Development Team

Oct. 01, 2010, 11:26 a.m. (ET)

Conway and Tornes Join Olympic and Athlete Development Team

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

(719) 866-4365,

For Immediate Release

October 1, 2010 

Conway and Tornes Join Olympic and Athlete Development Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.- USA Field Hockey is delighted to announce that Paula Conway (San Diego, CA.) has accepted the position as Manager of Olympic and Athlete Development, effective immediately. Conway will be based out of San Diego, CA and will join Laura Darling, Director of Olympic Athlete Development and Partnerships and recently hired Coordinator of Olympic and Athlete Development, Caitie Tornes (Colorado Springs, CO.).

“We are very excited to have Paula Conway and Caitie Tornes join our Olympic and Athlete Development staffing team,” said Laura Darling.

Conway has been involved in the sport in many capacities, including working as the Regional Coaching Director with USA Field Hockey from 1998-2009. In addition, Conway served as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach for Kent State University, Kent, OH and Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

“Paula brings valued experience in teaching, coaching, managing, and administrating in educational, intercollegiate, scholastic and club structures. We are fortunate to have attracted such talent to our Olympic and Athlete Development program,” said Darling.

Conway’s main responsibilities as the Manager of Olympic and Athlete Development will include

managing USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program. Futures is USA Field Hockey’s core under-19 Olympic Development program. Conway’s primary emphasis will be on providing a premier program that provides athletes with high quality training venues, quality coaches, and a professional delivery system. Conway will also look after USA Field Hockey’s StickStarz and Turftykes, which serve as feeder programs to Futures.

Tornes joined USA Field Hockey full-time mid-September and is based in Colorado Springs, CO. Tornes worked for the organization previously as the Brand Development and Marketing Intern for USA Field Hockey.

“I am very excited to work for USA Field Hockey. I have found that everyone here is very welcoming and helpful. I look forward to growing the Futures program and working with all of our Regional Directors,” said Tornes.  

Tornes will work with Darling and Conway to lead the Olympic and Athlete Development team into 2011.

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding the USA Field Hockey team and Futures Program can be found online by visiting

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