Region 6 - New Jersey
Region 6 Manager: Sarah Elleman
Sarah Elleman has been the USA Field Hockey Regional Manager for Region 6: New Jersey since 2017. She is currently the head coach at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. Since taking the helm in 2016, Stockton Field Hockey has set many program records including wins in a season (15) and winning percentage (.778). Stockton Field Hockey also made the regional rankings several times under Coach Elleman.
Prior to Stockton, Sarah had a highly successful run as head coach at Utica College, where she won three Empire 8 titles, took her team to three NCAA tournaments and coaches three All Americans.
Sarah was a two-sport athlete at Drew University, playing field hockey and lacrosse. She was a three-time All-Freedom Conference selection in field hockey, who helped the Rangers win 41 games and three conference championships. She received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from Drew in 2005 and then earned a master's degree with a concentration in Athletes and Academic Achievement from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006.
Sarah has her USA Field Hockey Level 2 coaching accreditation. She resides in Galloway, N.J. with her husband and three children.
Because field hockey is so popular and widely played in New Jersey, it has its own region. It's one of just three one-state regions in the country, sharing the fact with Pennsylvania and New York. Region 6: New Jersey has a long history of tradition in the sport, with many strong middle school, high school, collegiate programs, clubs and adult leagues. It takes talented coaches and dedicated umpires to support the sport, and New Jersey is home to many. Both indoor and outdoor field hockey are very popular in New Jersey, and many U.S. National Team athletes have fallen in love with the game and developed in Region 6.
Sarah is the main contact for Nexus in Region 6: New Jersey. Athletes, coaches and parents, if you have any questions related to Nexus in New Jersey, please contact Sarah at RDM6@usafieldhockey.com.