Region 8 - South

Region 8 Manager: Liz Sanders

Liz Sanders has been with USA Field Hockey since 2014 and has held various Regional Manager positions within the Futures program. She currently manages Nexus in both Region 7 and 8. Liz has more than 15 years of Division I collegiate coaching experience. She is a former All American at James Madison University and participated in the early years of Futures as an athlete in the 1990's. 

Liz resides in Durham, N.C., where she and her wife Amy Robertson own and operate In the Zone Field Hockey, a multi-faceted business that offers camps, clinics, small group training and recruiting consulting.

Region 8: South is one of the largest and most diverse geographical regions and it includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Each state within the region is unique - Virginia is the only state in Region 8 which field hockey is currently sanctioned at the high school level. Virginia is also home to outstanding college programs and multiple clubs offering year-round playing for boys and girls of all ages. North Carolina is one of the hotspots of field hockey. It's one of the fastest growing states, with top college programs, strong clubs for boys and girls, and an increasing number of high school programs. As a result, USA Field Hockey formed pilot State Chapters in both North Carolina and South Carolina in December 2020. New clubs are forming in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and there's been interest in starting programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. All those interested in helping grow the game in Region 8: South, can reach out to

Liz is the main contact for Nexus in Region 8: South. Athletes, coaches and parents, if you have any questions related to Nexus in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, please contact Liz at