USA Field Hockey Welcomes Two New Regional Managers
USA Field Hockey’s Sport Development Team is very excited to announce two new full time staff members who started June 1, Victoria Warzeski (Region 4) and Warren Prestwich (Region 7). Their hires are phase one of the master regionalization plan. In simple terms, their role is to be the ‘go to’ person for their region and orchestrate the development and coordination of field hockey in their designated area. This includes, and is not limited to Futures, FUNdamental Field Hockey, growth of boys play and adults, clubs, sanctioning, coach and umpire education and Olympic Youth Camps. Although this is a lot for one person, they will have a National Office expert behind each of the development pillars, as well as a strong marketing and communications team. We are looking forward to the impact each will have on “Growing the Game” in their region.
Victoria and Warren
Victoria Warzeski: Victoria Warzeski (or Tori) holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Sport Studies from Miami University, a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport, a Master's Degree in Education (MSEd) from SUNY Brockport, and is currently pursuing her PhD at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. As a player, she was a two-time Mid-American Conference player at Miami University who is among the Top 10 All-Time in Career Goals and Points.
“Field Hockey has been an integral part of my life,” Victoria proudly states. “It has provided so many opportunities I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t participate in the sport as both a player and coach. It is my passion to instill the love and appreciation of field hockey, and grow the sport, in the state of New York.”
Warzeski is an educator and coach who has taught and coached collegiately as well as the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Field Hockey is her passion, and she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in working with players, creating curriculums and expanding field hockey in her region.
Warren Prestwich: Warren Prestwich holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. It was in Australia where his love and passion for the game began at the age of 6. As a goalkeeper, he played on the first team of his local Association through his teen age years and into adult play. Warren has never stopped playing and still is very active in the Master’s Division and will be representing the USA in the 2014 World Cup in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Warren moved to the United States in 2000 and immediately began coaching at William Smith College. During his tenure, the program won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2000.
Warren is passionate about all aspects of development and looks forward to growing the game for youth, teens, adults and boys as well as growing the umpire pool.
“It is an honor to be chosen for this position,” confirms Warren. “I am excited to use my experience from many years involved in the sport to grow the game in my region at all levels.”