Region 3 - Northeast
Region 3 Administrative Manager: Jess Bergen
A native of Wells, Vt.., Jess Bergen has more than 13 years of Division III collegiate coaching experience and has served in a variety of roles within USA Field Hockey since 2012. As a Futures participant in the early 2000s, Jess continued her academic and athletic career at Skidmore College where she was a four-year starter for the Thoroughbreds. In 2008, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She began her collegiate coaching career the following fall at Springfield College, where she completed her Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Jess joined USA Field Hockey in 2014 as a Futures Coach in the Northeast Region. Her service with USA Field Hockey increased as she eventually directed sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Most recently, she has worked closely with USA Field Hockey as a coach educator, before taking on the role of Nexus Regional Administrative Manager.
Region 3 Coach Manager: Kerry Kiddoo
Kerry Kiddoo has been part of USA Field Hockey in a coaching role since 2016. Formerly a Futures Level 1 Site Coach in Regions 7 and 8, she has also held various head and assistant National Futures Championship coaching positions in those respective regions, as well as a multi-year AAU Junior Olympic Games head coach. Kerry has been coaching collegiately at the Division I level for 8 years, having held positions at Appalachian State, Delaware and Hofstra, and is currently an assistant coach at Yale.
Kerry holds USA Field Hockey Level II and an FIH Level III Coaching Certifications, respectively.
Region 3 consists of several Northeast states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Northeast has a long tradition and history of field hockey. In fact, the sport first came to the area as early as the late 1800's and was one of the firsts that girls were encourage and permitted to play. Field hockey continues to grow in the Northeast and is home to many strong youth, middle school, high school, collegiate and clubs, for all ages. In 2021, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) voted to start a boys' high school league, leading the effort to grow boy's field hockey in the United States.
Please use the administrative manager as the main point of contact for questions around schedules, registration and other administrative needs. All questions from and around coaching Nexus or on field content should be directed to the coach manager.